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


on tap


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RATINGS: 345   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

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minutemat (5545) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
330ml bottle from http://www.Brewdog.com (in Scotland). Hoppy, fruity, sherbetty, Dr Peppery, Barley Winey.. Decent.

Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Can at the brewery. Cloudy, dark caramel with a beige head. Strong hops and sweet. Stale.

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.

Bricks (1126) - 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.

Chudwick (3207) - Taylor Mill, 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.

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.

cubs (10635) - 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.

BeerViking (4796) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, opaque dark brown with a coffee crema, strong barrely coffee and gravy nose. Rich and boozy, with a thick texture. Flavours of wet wood, soy and dry dry cocoa. Off-putting yet very moreish. Weird stuff!

Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Keg at BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush - London. Pours clear, bright ruby with a creamy mellow beige head. The nose holds a good dose of caramel, oily pine, berries and ripe citrus. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with some striking alcohol, toasted grains, aged toffee, gooey pine, orange, caramel, bread. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation; chewy. Warming and sticky on the finish, with more ripe and gooey citrus, berries, caramel, faint butterscotch and bread. Very tasty overall. (19 April 2015, score: 3.7)

Bottle shared at The Kernel during Tommy’s birthday share. Big thanks to Andy for this one! Pours mostly clear, rich amber with a creamy, beige head. Lots of creamy toffee in here, some toasted crackers, vanilla, mellow earthy bitterness, rich bread. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation and creamy texture. Lightly warming to finish with more rich toffee and balancing earthy bitterness. Great stuff. A few years of age have really mellowed this one nicely. (18 March 2016, score: 4.0)

Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2015
On tap at Stong Ale Fest - 2015. Pour is murky brown with a big tan head and good lacing. Caramel, earthy, hoppy, some huskiness, dark fruits, grass, and somewhat tangy aroma. Taste is caramel, grapey, brown sugar, some alcohol, somehwat herbal, grassy, and oaky with a touch of heat on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. OK.

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