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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 234   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


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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mjp12 (340) - York, North Yorkshire, - 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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (641) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 30, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Belle couleur orangée, houblon et fruits jaunes au nez. Au palais on sent l'amertume et une pointe de litchi en finale. Alcool bien présent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (716) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 28, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl ŕ la brasserie, couleur ambrée orange, peu de bulle, mousse moyenne. Une bičre vraiment étonnante le côté abricot cuit de la barley wine ressort bien et aprčs grosse attaque sur le houblon avec une bien belle durée sur le litchi excellente.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4836) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at BeerTemple. Pours dark copper brown with a big head. Citrussy, chocolatey and nutty aromas. Toffee, raisins, hints of marcipane. Seriously good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1423) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2014
On tap at Hostinec Richtar Jakub. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is roasted, hoppy, floral. Taste is sweet, roasted, raisins, plum. Really nice hoppy finish. This beer has a nice full body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karol (642) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 24, 2014
Tapped at Hostinec Richtar Jakub in Bratislava/Slovakia. Overall a boozy barley wine style beer. Aroma of malt, booze and some sweet caramel in the back. Color dark brown with a stable white/beige head leaving a good lacing. Taste is malty and a lot of dark chocolate bitterness coming from the chocolate malt. I did not taste any hops at all. The bitter character like I said was more dark chocolate and bitter coffee than any hops. Or the hops was way too much masked by the chocolate malt. Anyway, a simple malty and boozy beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (400) - HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2014
Vörösesbarna megjelenéséről kiált a tartalmasság, illata nemkülönben az összetettségtől hangos. Erős komlózottság, csipetnyi alkohol, túlérett gyümölcsök és borókabogyós fűszeresség jelenléte a meghatározó, melyhez karamell, juharszirup, fenyő és melaszos maláta íze társul. Hasonlóü karakterisztikával rendelkezik, mint a Watt Dickie, melengető jellege és fűszeressége, olajos textúrája alapján mindenesetre egy karcosabb barley wine-ra számítsunk.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2902) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2014
19-SEP-2014, bottle @home, from Kihoskh. Clear amber with low lasting, tan head. Aroma is malt and hops. Moslty malt, sweet bread, Brown sugar. Taste hte same with some citrus hops and spice. Full body, medium carbonation. Not too sweet but a bit simple. I like Barley Wine:-)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2412) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle at Haket, Gothenburg.. Clear amber beer with a offwhite head. Malty and fruity aroma. Hoppy flvaouyr with malty and caramel notes. Not the best barley wine I had..

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (1822) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
Tap at RJ. Aroma is rich malty, caramel, but showcasing generous use of American aroma hops. Citrusy, orange, light resiny. Clear dark brown to ruby colour with stable head. Taste is initially cloying with caramel, chocolate and fruits, but after a moment gets cut through by decisive citrusy and zesty hoppiness, finishing balanced with long duration. Not a beer for faint-hearted. Glorious American barley-wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Caramel colored pour, cream colored head. Very resiny and fruity barleywine. I am not a fan of overly hoppy Barleywines and this one crosses the line slightly for me. Sweet,caramel, golden raisins. Just a bit too hoppy.


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