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


on tap

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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9829) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a deep amber with a brown hue and a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and caramel with touches of booze and toffee supporting. Flavor is full of sweet grains with some straw, caramel and booze supporting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9298) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Tap at Busters. Deep orange caramel colored pour. Smaller head. Rich caramel and dark fruit nose with some hop freshness. Similar taste. Rich without being too sweet. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbonga (91) - - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Dark red/brown. Aroma of caramel, some dried fruit and a bit of pine. Full bodied and a bit chewy with caramel malt, plums and dried fruit, a little bit of booziness but pretty mellow (a few years old now). Bit of piney hop at the very end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9985) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle: Hazy, reddish-amber coloured, small off-white foamy layer; dried fruits - mainly raisins - in the sweet caramelly nose, solid herbal-hoppy background with illusions of cough syrup; almost solid sweet-bitter flavour, really full bodied; traces of warming alcohol in the lingering sweet fruity and bitter finish. Refreshing…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4539) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
(BrewDog / Oskar Blues Shipwrecker Circus) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter. Thanks to Cuso for sending me this. ABV 10.5% Dark red brown coloured barley wine with a murky body and a small dark tanned head on top, with good density and average retention. Aroma of dark fruits, stewed red fruits, heavy on the caramel, alcohol. Great taste, lots of dark fruits, alcohol, light vanilla, burned candy, caramel, some hoppy notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, warming feeling on the body, sticky on the palate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (813) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2015
Ambrata, profumata, pungente, fruttata e con un sentore speziato; gusto dolciastro, fruttato, leggermente acidulo, discretamente bilanciato. Corpo medio, struttura oleosa, un po’ "liscia" ma piacevole.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Achel (349) - Ioannina, GREECE - NOV 16, 2015
Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, grapefruity. Pine and solid hoppy. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Dense and pine. Solid dry and bitter. Toffee and malty finish. Solid bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2981) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pour a dark red/brown with moderate head. Aromas of toffee, sourdough, and sweet toasted malts. Flavors of rye bread, dry caramel, dry resin and pasted malts. Still a bit bitter and harsh. Can sit for a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (444) - POLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep reddish with tiny, light brown head. Poor head retention, medicora lacing. Nice candy-like aroma with some medium caramel and brown sugar notes. Nice, medium fruity notes - berries. Light piney aroma. Taste is medium to high bitter with medicore sweety caramel-like flavours. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, finish is medium bitter. In overall typical american barley wine, slightly unbalance but still solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pityu (510) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle - Deep amber/light brown colour, stable, medium sized off-white head, lacing. Sweet nose with a lots of caramel, raisins, dried fruits, dates, brown sugar and some fresh hoppy scent. Taste of caramel, dark fruits, dates, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, brandy. Full body, soft carbonation, thick texture, nice lingering warm and bitter finish. Not an easy one, very nice beer.

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