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Shipwrecker Circus - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
89
very good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Sarmento, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of heygeebee
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Not quite English, not quite American... therefore what temperature to drink at :-)
Good complex ale tho

heygeebee, Nov 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

NRo, Nov 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

SayBoom, Nov 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Lanstrum, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

myuncle, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of flyingpig
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

flyingpig, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

bigaddy, Oct 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Sam-VW
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

Sam-VW, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12packpoet, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

BILF, Oct 06, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +10.4%

Rwalford74, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

ToadiesForCody, Sep 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Gasc0igne, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

crosenkrantz, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

bsuedekum, Sep 13, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

cirobordieri, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

lucasj82, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

josephwa, Sep 01, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -19.4%

deebo, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Mebuzzard, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

SteveTheBrit, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark copper with a small head.
Nose shows heavy caramel and bready malt, a little golden syrup and some sultanas as well as a bit of booze.
Very malty flavours too but with a fair whack of hops too. A lot of caramel, but then the pine and grapefruit rolls through. This combined with the booze detracts from the experience.
Carbonation is perhaps a little high.

CrazyDavros, Aug 10, 2014
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Shipwrecker Circus from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.