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BrewDog / Oskar Blues Shipwrecker Circus

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


Mjp12's rating

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mjp12 (538) - York, North Yorkshire, - NOV 15, 2013
One of my favourite brewdogs, and that is high praise! Multi layered, complex aroma, toast, spruce, citrus, earthy, dark nutty brown colour, with a head that soon sinks. Sweet but bitter taste, it’s obviously full of booze, but the hops make it difficult to just sip, I want to glug away at it. It’s not a straight barley wine, for me it’s something far more interesting. Love it!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7028) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Bouteille 33cl, batch# 235, BB 07/10/2018. Brune foncée-cuivrée, col fin blanc-cassé voire café au lait. Arôme est légèrement fruité noir, note de houblons US entre agrumes et pin le tout gardant cette signature de Oskar Blues. Pointe épicée en rétro. Palais est malté pâle, caramel, léger chocolat et grains. Fruité aux notes d’agrumes avec un léger sucré en fin de bouche. Je note peu l’apport du Citra au profil tellement reconnaissable. Pointe rappelant le soja avec un complément fruité noir.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (255) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Interessante ibrido. C’è un naso vinoso, bello carico, con note di liquirizia e prugna ed un po’ di terra. È parecchio luppolata rispetto alle solite barley wine. In bocca dolcezza iniziale ma ancora tante bollicine, non si doma facilmente al palato ma il sapore è splendida. Buona birra, da verificare invecchiata.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBlueSky93 (259) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog. Pours dark brown, small tan head. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, dark fruits, chocolate, raisins. Initial caramel, then toffee, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, dark fruits, raisins. Finish of bitterness from the hops with some real strong roasted malts. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
330 mL bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass. Pours deep toffee with a small tan head that mostly remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big toffee, along with brown sugar, vanilla, dark fruit, a hint of chocolate and raisins. The flavour is moderately sweet with molasses, chocolate, figs, raisins, toasted malts and soft balancing hops. The finish is long and balanced between complex malts and a nice hoppy bitterness. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a syrupy texture. Overall, a very nice barley wine with nice malty complexity. 2015-02-05

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7433) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Medium high creamy and lasting light brown head. Cloudy dark red body. Sweet wineous vedgtable straw raisin aroma. Alcohol dominated roasted malt pepper flavor with a high carbonation and a dry and long lasting finish with a good deal of hops bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BaroneBirra (276) - Gorizia, ITALY - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle bought one year ago,best before 2018. Deep reddish brown with medium tan head. Intense aroma of ripe berries and fruit liquor. Taste is both bitter and sweet, with fruits, nuts, alcohol and a strong hops bitterness in the final. Aftertaste is wood and roasted malts. Full bodied with smooth oily texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6172) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Tap@ GABBF2015. Hazy amber color with ivory head. Pit fruit, spicy grainy caramel, toast aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Grainy caramel, pit fruit, toast flavors----spicy alcohol finish___good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marstonlad (505) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2015
On tap BrewDog Helsinki. Pours dark brown with medium-sized head with a very good retention and lots of lacing. The aroma displays ripe dark fruitiness with sherry and vanilla; very potent yet refined overall. Taste is rich and diverse, only a touch of alcohol in the finish. Toffee, berries and sweet malty nuances drift around with a drying, bitter finish indicating plentiful hoppiness. The palate is full bodied, flat to medium in carbonation, fairly smooth. Can not tell which is better, Clown King or this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (257) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Tap@brewdog hki. Dark brown and a bit red color with brown head. Oak and ripe fruits in aroma. Full body with bitter and malty and somewhat sweet aftertaste. Malt, syrup, oak and alcohol in flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zekada (357) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2015
Tap at BrewDog, Liverpool. Aroma of malts, grapes and sweet bread. Pours amber with a small white head. Taste is very sweet and tastes like it smells. Palate is both oily and big. Overall a nice beer.


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