Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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In collaboration with the awesome Oskar Blues from Colorado, weíve created this big, twisted 10.5% American style barley wine. With big boozy aromas thatíll swirl round your nostrils and a sweet viscosity thatíll 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, youíre 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (320) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
On tap at the Beertemple. Dark red to brown with a beige head. Aroma of alcohol, booze, hops, malts. Taste is sweet, alcohol, boozy, malts, dark fruits, raisins, heavy boozy aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2191) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
defcon84 (10) - Valkenswaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
caramel, raisin, red, brown, hazy, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, earthy tastemedium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long sweat finish, I liked it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8550) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Draft. Raisin, caramel malt, and light alcohol aroma. Hazy dark amber with small head. Sweet raisin, toffee malt, and moderately bitter alcohol/herbal flavor. Nice - this was the perfect beer for an August beer festival.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (738) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2014
bottle at home, dark red beer with a small head, aroma is citrus, caramel, Taste is liquorice, citrus, malts. Very very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6784) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Draft - Toffee, chocolate and skunky hops, clearish maroon with a rich beige head. Toffee, sweet caramel light chocolate and a hoppy bitter finish. Well balanced and pretty niced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (173) - ITALY - AUG 2, 2014
Pours an orange frothy head, colour is a cloudy mahogany brown / burnt orange. Smells very hoppy caramelized, brown sugar, biscuity, leathery, wood. Taste has a pronounced american ale like note: both malty and especially hoppy, caramel, biscuity piny bitterness; both sweet and bitter side are very much consistent. Almost full bodied sipper, but with a silky and runny texture, quite present carbonation for being 10.5%. Not particurarly original, but thatís a very nice one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10123) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2014
from Au Trappiste - clear brown beer with a modest head retention; very malty with notes of nuts and marzipan; full-bodied, pretty sweet and earthy; a fair bitterness and a long nutty malty and hoppy finish - very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (460) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2014
Looks.. Deep Mahogany/ruby small head that dissipates. Smells.. Resinous, and piney, grapefruit/citrus, massive caramel/toffee. Tastes..big boozy fruits, cough medicinal vibes, alcohol, rich boozy dried fruits, toffee, caramel and healthy bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10684) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
16 oz can poured a hazy golden amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, fruitiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, fruitiness and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

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