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


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RATINGS: 319   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1043) - 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 (8954) - 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 (196) - 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 that’s a very nice one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10926) - 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 (579) - 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 (11772) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (671) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle @ home. Dark reddish brown, slim beige creamy head. Imperial nose with big toffee, caramel and honey tones along with hoppy fruitiness. Taste is likewise: big malted, sweet flavours beautifully combining with deep hoppy tropical and citrus fruits and a nice bitterness. Great flavours, complex but still balanced. As it warms, it gets more stout-ish with roasted coffee and chocolate tones coming up along with wine-like properties (red fruits, boozy, more dry). Dry, lingering fruity finish. Oily but soft mouthfeel, big body, medium-low carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Dark amber with fair white head. Aromas of toffee, orange, cereal and alcohol. Taste slightly too sweet. Thick mouthfeel. Lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelAwesome (6008) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
Classic and really heavy brewdog with some grape, vanilla and big hops. Some syrup and loads of alcohol in the back. Good and strong. To recommend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (6045) - 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.

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