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


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RATINGS: 340   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7883) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 10, 2016
Bottle at home. It pours deep amber with a creamy beige head. Loads of toasted malty notes with biscuit and bread notes. Fruity hops and toffee. Rather sweet malty flavor with notes of alcohol, bread and toffee. Nice sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle, shared at Kernel, 18/3/2016. Oak and woodchips. Beige lacing. Taste is soft malts, Venezuelan raw chocolate. Very mellow. Drinks very well. Not ott alcohol. A solid beer. Thanks tabamatu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1984) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle Aroma-floral, fruits Appearance-dark amber, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle 330 ml from Amstein - St-Légier (CH). Oily brown beer with a tan head, traces on the glass. Richly mlted flavors, toffy-molasses, dry fruits, apricot, plum pudding, liquor. The taste is similar, round, caramelized and full taste, syrupy and liquor-like. That promises bells and whistle, but it’s cut in its round-up (weighty) by a resinous and citrusy hop. Remains to tame.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (715) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 28, 2016
Look: dark brown, opaque. Aroma: toffee, alcohol, sherry. Taste: moderate to strong sweetness, moderate hoppy bitterness, fruity sourness. Flavour: prominent mature alcohol (rum, brandy), toffee, citrus and grasy hops, homemade fruit booze ( rachia, palinka), caramel. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7070) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Keg @ Busters. Deep reddish Amber with a small head. Nose is pretty citrusy. Orange sorbet. A bit of cherry skin. Caramel. Flavor is hot, sweet and sticky. Caramel and croissant. Hot citrus tanginess. Full body, soft carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10221) - 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 (9668) - 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 (121) - - 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 (10186) - 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…

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