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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mjp12 (290) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
One of my favourite brewdogs, and that is high praise! Multi layered, complex aroma, toast, spruce, citrus, earthy, dark nutty brown colour, with a head that soon sinks. Sweet but bitter taste, it’s obviously full of booze, but the hops make it difficult to just sip, I want to glug away at it. It’s not a straight barley wine, for me it’s something far more interesting. Love it!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
InPivoVeritas (235) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Nice deep brown with ruby highlights. Small brownish head. Great aroma of lemon, oranges, resin, candies, maple syrup and toast. Starts sweet but nice, medium-high bitterness counters it. High viscosity, kind of syrupy character. Nice booze note. Awesome mouthfeel. Great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Melnis (134) - LATVIA - NOV 14, 2013
Aroma: sweet, hops, fruits, glue Dark amber Magnificent palette, sweets and salt. Natural apricots Muuuuuust try once again

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3717) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Really enjoyed this. Deliciously boozy. Thick and sweet. Teeth wobbling. Throat asserting. Very hoppy, but the bitterness is balanced mit the schweetness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christopsy (99) - SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2014
A lovely, complex, aromatic, barely wine. I think it might need a bit of age on it, as the alcohol was quite strong.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Silvan7 (655) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle @ Crazy, Casorate. ramata limpida, con schiuma beige fine e poco persistente. Aroma di luppolo aromatico agrumato (cascade è il più riconoscibile). alcool molto intenso, forse sin troppo , con punte di etilico, tostatura e un poco di butterscotch. Gusto molto amaro, un pugno sulla lingua, note tostate, luppoli da amaro e caramello sono distinguibili. Molto corposa e molto calda. Poco carbonata. Vorrei dire equilibrata ma sarebbe una bugia :-) è fuori di testa per quantità di amaro ed calore alcolico. armonica però lo è di sicuro.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (2781) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Dark ruby chestnut with fluffy beige head. Hop driven resinous aroma with Orange pith. Full bodied, pithy citrus assault, sweet caramel, some higher alcohol notes then a long orange bitter finish. Moderate carbonation Like someone tipped a bottle of orange bitters into caramel sauce.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1270) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 4, 2013
Very dark reddish color with an off white head. Delicious hops in the nose, some malts. A bit sticky on the tongue but what a giant body this has. Awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pours dark amber with little to no head. Smells of loads of hops, light malts, flowers, and resin. Tastes of hops, bitter, light malts, and resin. Has lasting bitter and light carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anatole (90) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2014
Peu de pétillance. Bière collante, un peu sucrée, agrumes, amertume moyenne. Bonne longueur en bouche. Excellent !


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