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


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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (5847) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle drom Rudat in Dortmund. Pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low steady smooth head and smooth body. Aroma of raisins,plums and roasted barley. Taste of barley, malt, chocolate, raisins, torf, plums, prunes and chocolates. Bittersweet chocolate finish with some coffee hints. Smooth to drink, highlly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4445) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps & MichaelAwesome. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby with small off-white head. Clear aroma of caramel malt and fruit and notes of yeast. Sweet flavour of caramel malt with pronounced notes of hops and yeast. Warming alcohol presence. Bittersweet aftertatse. Good mouthfeel. Well-balanced and very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilverfoX (740) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
floral, citrus, grapefruit, looks like a coke with a thin white head. tastes sweet and fruity with a mild alcoholic warming. its alright, i dont think id buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajtrupp (309) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2014
I do enjoy a good barleywine, and this fits the bill. It's dangerous, though. One 16 oz can at this percentage and it's almost too much to drive home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TourDeBeer (121) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
Aromas of alcohol, grassy tones, caramel. Deep amber in color. Fading pillowy head. High sweetness, medium carbonation, medium bitters and a slight dry aftertastes followed by a warmth of alcohol in the stomach. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (414) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle at home. Sweet, dried fruit aroma. Taste is sweet dark fruit, raisins, malty. Deep and Warming. Very nice :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
giorgos_gtc (97) - GREECE - JUL 22, 2014
A really good beer bit not amongst the favourites. Strong enough as a barley wine beer but it is best combine a night out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2376) - NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark red with a nice tanned head. Smell of citrus, grapefruit, caramel, dark fruits, herbs, quite complex aromas. Heavy sweet, full of dark malts, hints of toast, caramel, dark fruits, citrus zests and hints of pine. Heavy bitter, resins and zests. Dark sinful barleywine with comlex dark malts and heavy citrus hops. Done before of course, but this is very well done; just a delight

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (634) - GERMANY - JUL 19, 2014
Schön dunkelbräunliches Bier. In der Nase dunkle Früchte, Holznoten, Karamell und Alkohol, minimal rauchig/röstig. Am Gaumen alkoholisch, süßlich, dunkle Früchte und ausgeprägte Bitternoten. Top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zoret (151) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 18, 2014
Cervesa maltosa i alcoholica. En boca l’alcohol es nota massa pel meu gust. El final es dolç i amarg al mateix temps.

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