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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Keg and bottled, special
In collaboration with the awesome Oskar Blues from Colorado, we’ve created this big, twisted 10.5% American style barley wine. With big boozy aromas that’ll swirl round your nostrils and a sweet viscosity that’ll cover your tongue from top to tip, this is a beer for people who enjoy nonsense and walking on tightropes. Even when the Circus packs up and leaves, you’re left with a lingering warmth and bitterness playing in your month. - See more at: http://www.brewdog.com/product/shipwrecker-circus#sthash.e9vrs12U.dpuf
Malts: Extra Pale, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate
Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Citra
Twist: American style Barley Wine brewed with Oskar Blues


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9815) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2014
from Au Trappiste - clear brown beer with a modest head retention; very malty with notes of nuts and marzipan; full-bodied, pretty sweet and earthy; a fair bitterness and a long nutty malty and hoppy finish - very good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (411) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2014
Looks.. Deep Mahogany/ruby small head that dissipates. Smells.. Resinous, and piney, grapefruit/citrus, massive caramel/toffee. Tastes..big boozy fruits, cough medicinal vibes, alcohol, rich boozy dried fruits, toffee, caramel and healthy bitterness

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
16 oz can poured a hazy golden amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, fruitiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, fruitiness and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (365) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle @ home. Dark reddish brown, slim beige creamy head. Imperial nose with big toffee, caramel and honey tones along with hoppy fruitiness. Taste is likewise: big malted, sweet flavours beautifully combining with deep hoppy tropical and citrus fruits and a nice bitterness. Great flavours, complex but still balanced. As it warms, it gets more stout-ish with roasted coffee and chocolate tones coming up along with wine-like properties (red fruits, boozy, more dry). Dry, lingering fruity finish. Oily but soft mouthfeel, big body, medium-low carbonation. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Dark amber with fair white head. Aromas of toffee, orange, cereal and alcohol. Taste slightly too sweet. Thick mouthfeel. Lingering finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelAwesome (4606) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
Classic and really heavy brewdog with some grape, vanilla and big hops. Some syrup and loads of alcohol in the back. Good and strong. To recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4606) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle drom Rudat in Dortmund. Pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low steady smooth head and smooth body. Aroma of raisins,plums and roasted barley. Taste of barley, malt, chocolate, raisins, torf, plums, prunes and chocolates. Bittersweet chocolate finish with some coffee hints. Smooth to drink, highlly enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3428) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps & MichaelAwesome. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby with small off-white head. Clear aroma of caramel malt and fruit and notes of yeast. Sweet flavour of caramel malt with pronounced notes of hops and yeast. Warming alcohol presence. Bittersweet aftertatse. Good mouthfeel. Well-balanced and very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilverfoX (417) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
floral, citrus, grapefruit, looks like a coke with a thin white head. tastes sweet and fruity with a mild alcoholic warming. its alright, i dont think id buy it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajtrupp (289) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2014
I do enjoy a good barleywine, and this fits the bill. It's dangerous, though. One 16 oz can at this percentage and it's almost too much to drive home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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