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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aenima (330) - Askim, - MAR 10, 2014
Caramelly aroma. The taste is also caramelly almost fruitlike. Maybe a little to "simple" but good!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2126) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle shared. Thanks Juan! Pours a slightly hazy deep amber with a small tan head. Big caramel and toasted toffee nose with some brown sugar and light grass hops. Well-balanced on the palate with lots of caramel and brown sugar standing out. Sweet with a full body. Finish has some nice bitter hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (502) - ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
Batch 235, best before 07-10-18, aperta il 12 giugno 2016. Tra l’ambrato carico ed il rosso rubino, limpida con riflessi dorati, schiuma ocra di media persistenza. Aroma biscottato, toffee, caramello, frutta molto matura (forse datteri e susine), floreale, leggero erbaceo, note di tè e mandarino. All’ingresso in bocca è dolce, biscottata, datteri secchi, toffee, caramello, note floreali, finale amaro erbaceo misto a note di tè, mandarino e pompelmo. Via via che si scalda alla coda si aggiunge una piacevole nota di cioccolato. Corpo pieno, mediamente carbonata.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (16242) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 20, 2016
Alkoholisch malziger Antrunk. Süßlich, deutliche Karamellnoten. Minimal herb, steigend würzig, angesichts des Alkoholgehalts sehr süffig. Gut. 10/11/9/11/10/11

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1859) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle shared by Mat C. Color: deep dark brown beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel malt. Really sweet and woody nose. Caramel and alcohol finish. Candied fruits. Taste: full body with caramel malt, brown sugar and oak notes. Very intensive. Good final bitterness. Very intensive. Superb beer. Alcohol finish. Aftertaste: bitterness and caramel with astringent alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7712) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 10, 2016
Bottle at home. It pours deep amber with a creamy beige head. Loads of toasted malty notes with biscuit and bread notes. Fruity hops and toffee. Rather sweet malty flavor with notes of alcohol, bread and toffee. Nice sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle, shared at Kernel, 18/3/2016. Oak and woodchips. Beige lacing. Taste is soft malts, Venezuelan raw chocolate. Very mellow. Drinks very well. Not ott alcohol. A solid beer. Thanks tabamatu.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1722) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle Aroma-floral, fruits Appearance-dark amber, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle 330 ml from Amstein - St-Légier (CH). Oily brown beer with a tan head, traces on the glass. Richly mlted flavors, toffy-molasses, dry fruits, apricot, plum pudding, liquor. The taste is similar, round, caramelized and full taste, syrupy and liquor-like. That promises bells and whistle, but it’s cut in its round-up (weighty) by a resinous and citrusy hop. Remains to tame.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (520) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 28, 2016
Look: dark brown, opaque. Aroma: toffee, alcohol, sherry. Taste: moderate to strong sweetness, moderate hoppy bitterness, fruity sourness. Flavour: prominent mature alcohol (rum, brandy), toffee, citrus and grasy hops, homemade fruit booze ( rachia, palinka), caramel. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6779) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Keg @ Busters. Deep reddish Amber with a small head. Nose is pretty citrusy. Orange sorbet. A bit of cherry skin. Caramel. Flavor is hot, sweet and sticky. Caramel and croissant. Hot citrus tanginess. Full body, soft carb.


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