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


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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13908) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is alcohol, malt, hop, sugar, raisin, fruit, citrus, pine. Warming nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fajry (1442) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2014
Fľaša. Tmava bordova farba, bena veskera ziadna. Vona ovocna, sladka, jemne karamel a med. Trosku prezrete slivky. V chuti na zaciatku velka sladkost, citit sialene alkohol. Neskor ovocne krasne tony, jemne citrus, prezrete visne najskor, prezrete slivky neskor. Stredne telo, stredna nasytenost. Pre mna prilis sladke, ale velmi pitelny barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2014
Has the colour of a good tawny port, it was a cold night but this barley wine fixed that, a big boozy number I couldn’t distinguish the aromas or flavours but really enjoyed the experience, found it to be well balanced, excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Tap, copper pour, white head, nose is boozy, taste is boozy, more caramel than ever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5132) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
On tap@Beertemple. 25cl sample. The aroma has some raisin, toffee, prunes, not too much hoppiness, booze. Clear, copper-brown coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is medium sweet with some bitterness. There is raisin, sugar cane and booze in the taste mainly. Full and powerful, but lacking complexity and balance. Nice, but not a star.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (15276) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, hopfig, reifes Obst. Geschmack sehr malzig, überreife Früchte, Alkohol, hopfig bitter im Abgang.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikske79 (1405) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2014
Wauw, zo slecht heb ik ze nog niet veel geprobeerd. Dit is echt niet te doen, dit drink ik nooit meer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep ruby, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves a little lacing. Resin and fresh herbal hops, berry notes and toffee malt make up the aroma. Resin and spice hops up front give way to full-bodied toffee and port. A little alcohol warmth mixes with berry notes in the finish. A very enjoyable barley wine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CraftBeerNick (1771) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Keg at Beer Temple, 3rd September 14. This is too sweet for my taste, not my thing

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingvit (409) - - SEP 3, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Aroma: coffee, chocolate, caramel, raisin, rum, dry plum, citrus; Appearance: dark pale red, minimal head; Taste: intense bitterness, medium sweetness, medium sourness; Palate: bitter finish, full body, soft carbonation, thick texture Slightly alcoholic bitterness, intense aroma, a truly extreme beer bearing some similarities to Libertine Black Ale

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