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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, grapefruity. Pine and solid hoppy. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Dense and pine. Solid dry and bitter. Toffee and malty finish. Solid bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Bottled. A deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of fruits, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, alcohol, over ripe fruits, and malt, leadng to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Draught at Bishops Arms Gustav. Clear orange-red coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, bread and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Sweet and waming alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottled. Amber colour with a mediumsized fluffy head. Aroma is sweet fruits, some malts, alcohol and quite caramelly notes as well. Flavour is similar, but quite rich on the crystal malts as well as some wooden and resiny notes. I liked this a bunch!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
Draught at Brewdog Bar, Stockholm. Clear dark ruby, mid sized head. Mature caramel, cranberries and grapefruit up front. Mid sweet with full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Caramel, a touch of wood. Salty bitter finish. Harmonious and relatively mild.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Draft @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Pours a dark amber ruby color witha small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty piney hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
1st March 2014
Clear deep amber beer, big psle tan head. Palate is airy and slightly crisp. Nice malt, toffee that isn’t too sweet. Malt cream. Nice dried fruits. Light hop bitterness, slightly salty. Light finish. The foundation of a excellent barleywine here, it just needs more oomph.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle from K-Bar, Reykjavik; batch 235, bb 07-10-18
Dark brown color, apparently cloudy, with medium head. Nice aroma of hop bag, dark caramel, light figs, very light herbs. Round mouthfeel, the body is strong enough; malt flavor, but also a bit too much dark caramel and roasted malt; strong bitterness with a light minty aftertaste.
Dark Barley Wine, powerful, won’t be remember for elegance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14195) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
bottle at home ... deep brown copper ... big bubbly tan head ... soft sweet chewy malt ... light fruits ... light toffee nose ... soft sweet fruit .. very sweet fruits ...soft toffee .. light pepper fruit ... soft figs ... dark malts ... very sweet ... light chocolate ... nice... little boozy

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13920) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Århus. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, caramel, pleasant bitter hops, flowers and has a nice long bitter finish. Nice.


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