Shipyard Old Thumper - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Patrick999:
3.65/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Since I enjoyed this on cask, I sought it out in the bottle for comparison.
A - Poured a more clear amber into my goblet. Head didn't last that long, no lacing apparent.
S - I still smell the nice toffee/butter cakey aromas, like a coffee cake.
T - More of an ESB here than it was on cask, when it came across as a good session brown. More balanced with a substantive hop twang balancing the buttery malts. Doesn't taste quite as luxuriously malt-driven as it did on cask.
F - Crisp and a bit burpy with a prickly, slightly soapy feel. The much softer cask version will always win out with me on feel.
D - Tasty and not overtly strong, but seems to fill me up quickly. I wouldn't want more than one bomber, but still a good effort from Shipyard/Ringwood.
Serving type: bottle
02-29-2008 01:35:00 | More by Patrick999
More User Reviews:
3.48/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: dark copper in color; off white head that dissipated quickly; almost no lacing;
S: toasted malt and yeast;
T: toasted malt up front; adds some sweet fruit in the med-palate along with a light bitterness in the background that builds through the finish (but never overwhelms); finish is relatively short and somewhat dry;
M: a little thin; prickly carbonation that flattens quickly when it hits your mouth;
O: well balanced; complex; enjoyable; easy to drink; would pair well with a wide variety of foods;
Serving type: on-tap
06-02-2014 00:34:11 | More by HamdenHector
4.04/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear amber pour with a dark ruby highlight and a massive head. Lacing and retention are exceptional. The nose is primarily biscuit with hints of sweetness and spice. Light bodied and well carbonated. The flavor profile is well balanced and complex. It begins with a nice biscuit that flows into the toffee and caramel notes. With a touch of sweetness, it transitions into the bitterness, which is an excellent example of an ESB. The finish is crisp and effervesces with a burst of caramel and well flavored bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2014 19:38:47 | More by tillmac62
Shipyard Old Thumper from Shipyard Brewing Co.
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