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Shipwrecker Circus - BrewDog

Shipwrecker Circus
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very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%

Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Oakenator on 11-10-2013)
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4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark-copper/amber cloudy pour, one finger beige head, nice retention.
Big smell of toasted malt, caramel, sweet citrus, honey, licorice, citrus and cherries.
Taste is a nice balance of malts and fruit mostly: rich and sweet dark malts, with big caramel, a bit of chocolate and nice roasted/toasted notes, mixed with sweet raisins, figs, juicy plums, some dark grapes, berries, cherries, tangerines and faint exotic pineapple and coconut towards the finish. Lots of spice, with clove, pine, dark spices, some anise and vanilla. Funky throughout, with a roadweed/plantain cough syrup taste, but not bad. Hops are green leafy and mildly bitter in the finish.
Booze is hidden beautifully. Perfect mouthfeel for the style, oily, maybe a tiny bit too flat.
This was tasty as hell, nicely balanced, maybe a pinch too sweet. Should buy one just to age for a few years.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 16:35:30 | More by dcmchew
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4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich Barleywine. Deep brown to red color with a decent head and spotted lacing. Aroma is sweet - caramel or candi sugar. Bottle says best before 2018 but I'm liking this one fresh. Well hopped and with the strong barley malt presence this is a powerful combo. Wonderful brew. Will probably be excellent still for years to come.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 16:42:54 | More by Oakenator
Shipwrecker Circus from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.