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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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


GenkiGonzo's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (238) - Kyoto, - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle from CBB. Very dark reddish brown, small tan head that quickly disappears. Very malty sweet aroma but with a nice hoppy side to it, a nice twist for a barley wine. Flavour is very smooth, caramel and dark fruits. Strong kick of alcohol.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Xebbe (4) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
Doft av portvin. Hade nog vunnit på något års lagring. Lite spretig. Annars än en enkel Barley med en söt eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3872) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Decently done barley wine with light hint of smoke and lots of caramelized malt. Pours dark maroon. A fair amount of booze. Finishes sweet and slightly bitter. A little syrupy. Tap at Black Squirrel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdjuice (321) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2014
Pours deep amber with crema like head. Aroma is strong hops up front. Flavor is pretty strong aroma hops, but a really delicate hop bitterness that doesn’t get in the way of the sweetness of the barley wine. Mouthfeel is awesome, smooth,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (168) - - AUG 21, 2014
Third from Brewdog bar. Transparent dark brown ale with no head. Aroma of raisins dark fruit and rum. Warmth from alcohol and a deep sweetness as well as a strong bitter aftertaste. Slightly prickly and very oily.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5319) - Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good; a hazy amberish brown with foamy light caramel head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells bittersweet with notes of hops and caramel. A touch of raisin as well. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5046) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Tap @ BrewDog Camden, medium sample, served in a tulip glass. Clear copper color, short head. Aroma of licorice, fruity, raisin, caramel, cookie. Medium bitter in taste, quite some cookie sweetness as well, licorice again. Liked this one more than the lighter Clown King. Had it with the BrewDog burger at the side, which was good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDaddySC (1) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
This a beautiful looking beer. It has a reddish/brown color with a low head when first poured. The aroma of the beer is very appetizing and invites you to enjoy it. The taste is a little too strong for my liking. It does have good flavor but you can taste too much alcohol in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (1792) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle@Yesprs (21/03/2014) - brown coloured pour with a off-white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee,brown sugar, dark fruits, nice boozy finish. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (175) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
On tap at the Beertemple. Dark red to brown with a beige head. Aroma of alcohol, booze, hops, malts. Taste is sweet, alcohol, boozy, malts, dark fruits, raisins, heavy boozy aftertaste. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1897) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours dark copper with a small head. Nose shows heavy caramel and bready malt, a little golden syrup and some sultanas as well as a bit of booze. Very malty flavours too but with a fair whack of hops too. A lot of caramel, but then the pine and grapefruit rolls through. This combined with the booze detracts from the experience. Carbonation is perhaps a little high.


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