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Shipwrecker Circus - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
89
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Oakenator on 11-10-2013)
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Not quite English, not quite American... therefore what temperature to drink at :-)
Good complex ale tho

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330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£5):
Copper with red tinges, a lot lighter than expected. There's a thin, 0.25cm head of fine bubbles that fades to leave quite a patchy lacing after 20 seconds.

Strong & boozy with a dark fruits (dates/figs/plums) before the dark malts & chocolate come through. Warming alcohol aroma that thankfully isn't overpowering. Traces of hops & pineapple appear in a very complex but excellent smelling beer.

Boozy with minor alcohol notes & sweetness with dark fruits standing out. Complex tasting with some plum, dates, raisins & dark cherries, some figs & citrus too; here is faint hops & pine in there as well. Spicy & warming with pineapple, some malts, caramel & chocolate.

Strong, boozy & sweet but it still managed to go down easier than than expected, helped by the great balance, not to mentione the warming & boozy feel that complimented the medium carbonation & dry finish.

A really nice collaborative effort between Brewdog & Oskar Blues, it's definitely up there with the best I've tried from Brewdog & it went down a real treat & one that I'm slightly disappointed won't ever be available again. Wonderfully complex & definitely boozy but the huge array of flavours managed to mask the vast majority of the alcohol & make the beer seem a lot easier to drink than a 10.5% beer should have done; a pleasure to drink.

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A - Copper with a medium Tan head, dissipates quite quickly leaving a ring around the glass. Some dotty lacing.

S - Some booze, sweet malts, marshmallow, figs and other stone fruit. Some hints of Pineapple and dried Apricot.

T - Toffee, Liquorice, Toasted Marshmallow, Dates, Plumb and Fig. Some booziness and sour Pineapple on the finish.

M - Medium carbonation, finishes sweet.

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Shipwrecker Circus from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.