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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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


aenima's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aenima (318) - Askim, - MAR 10, 2014
Caramelly aroma. The taste is also caramelly almost fruitlike. Maybe a little to "simple" but good!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
From notes on 6/14/15 Bought a can of this while visiting the Oskar Blues brewery. This is most definetaly an American barleywine. Very hoppy. Almost seems like a sweet double IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1470) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Can shared by Cliff. Pours a dark brown with a layer of light tan head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruit, caramel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yy0pp (917) - - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Probably dark amber color (drinking in the dark) with no head. Aroma - Malts, pineapple, alcohol. Taste - Sweet, spice, alcohol, dark fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1272) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2015
330 ML bottle Dark Mahogany. Rocky light tan head that falls to a thick collar. Leaves spotty lacing. Sticky ABV legs to this. Nose is bread, caramel, dark fruits, fruit cake, brandy, and brown sugar. Nose is obvious that it has some age on it. Not much booze left in this. Taste is dark fruit, pine and citrus but still hoppy. Dark fruit and bread in the mid and back. Still quite oily in the mouth. pine and grapefruit finish with some brandy topped dark fruits. A bit one dimensional at times but pretty decent overall

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
colui72 (324) - HONG KONG - AUG 10, 2015
Brown with cream colour minimal head. Aroma of fruit cake, malts and sugar. Taste gets more bready with some bitterness in the end. Awesome.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3683) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2015
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet somewhere in Oslo some time back. Pours dark amber to brown with a beige head. Malty and caramamelly aroma with some hoppy notes, dried fruits, herbs and hints of citrus, spices and alcohol. Sweet, very sweet, but still somehow quite drinkable, and it finishes with a nice bitterness. Rather flavourful and quite a tasty sipper.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
themightyjag (258) - - JUL 30, 2015
330ml bottle from Brewdog shop. Small cream coloured head, good lacing, body is slightly murky dark brown. Big fruity nose, raisins, treacle, alcohol, pine. Flavour is fruit cake, burnt sugar, booze, surprisingly bitter finish. Great mouthfeel, oily, chewy, light carbonation. Rich, fruity, spicy, this is a big beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fredfa (92) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - JUL 28, 2015
Barley wine mais leve (apesar dos 10% teor de alcool). É uma boa cerveja, mas com um péssimo custo benefício.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2460) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Dark brown body, light brown head. Bit dirty looking, clears a lot when warms. Aroma has sweet cookie dough, raisins and chocolate. When warms, adds some alcohol and yeasty fruits. Flavour is very harsh, much alcohol, some coffee and bit tar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Pours a burgundy shade of brown with a fair khaki head which soon recedes to a lacing. Aroma is heaped with sweet malts, caramel with some mild orange notes. Taste is herbal, caramel, slight citrus with a heavy bitterness. Full bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Herbal medicine notes are prevalent.


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