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


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RATINGS: 338   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (2659) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
Mooie caramelkkeur met een mooie beige kraag. Ruikt vol, zoetig, caramel, crème vanil. Smaakt vol, vanille, crème, honing. Beetje alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (696) - - JUN 3, 2015
Mooi amber bruin, dun sxhuim. Zoetige geur. Smaakt ook zoet, ietsje te. Grappige bruisende nasmaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
Medium cloudy brown with a small pale head. Aroma is raisins, pineapple, dates, brown sugar, toffee. Medium-full bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, well balanced palate with a slightly hoppy finish. Taste is toffee, pineapple, pine, dates.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (4272) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
330ml bottle from http://www.Brewdog.com (in Scotland). Hoppy, fruity, sherbetty, Dr Peppery, Barley Winey.. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Can at the brewery. Cloudy, dark caramel with a beige head. Strong hops and sweet. Stale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
32 oz growler from State Line. Burgundy brown with tan froth. Nose is currants, honey, wood and orange liqueur. Medium body with soft carb. Taste is butterscotch, kelp, juniper, blackberry and grass. An odd fruity, hoppy barleywine with a nod to gin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricks (972) - Delaware, USA - APR 26, 2015
UPDATED: APR 29, 2015 Great aroma. Chocolate notes... hops, maybe some citrus as well. Appearance is dark murky brown with a small tan head. Some carbonation... quite smooth. Taste of dark chocolate, malt,... Very balanced. A slight "off" aftertaste, but overall very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Chudwick (2816) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 24, 2015
Draft - nose is orange peel and citrus. Odd. Don’t like it. Super bitter for a style i like. Weird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2015
Draft. This is by far the most interesting looking beer I have seen. It looks like chocolate milk. It is murky as fuck. I don’t know if to take points away for the appearance or give them... Chudwick says it looks like a latte. WTF? I am leaving the rating at that, decipher from the numbers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2015
On tap @ Avery Strong Ale Fest 2015. Pours a murky orangish brown appearance wit ha dark brown head. Quite hoppy, caramel, herbal, grassy nose with a bit of light citrus. High bitterness. Pretty boozy. Pine, caramel, heavy herbal flavor. Finishes kind of harshly. Ok.

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