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Shipyard Double Old Thumper Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Double Old Thumper AleShipyard Double Old Thumper Ale

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BA SCORE
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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.71%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chrisgn on 02-02-2011

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Ratings: 223 | Reviews: 103
Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

High octane, full-bodied and very flavorful.The earthy notes are balanced well with a fullness of fruit tastes that is very impressive. I have been sitting here pondering how many distinct fruit flavors i can pick out of this beer. It is wonderfully complex.

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.63/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bam, Bam, Bam, and more Bam! But not really much after that.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: hazy; burnt orange in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; nice lacing;

S: sweet malt, caramel, alcohol;

T: sweet malt and caramel up front; burnt sugar from mid-palate through the finish with light bitterness at the very end; hides the alcohol very well - unexpected after the nose;

M: a little syrupy; moderate carbonation - a little tingly;

O: got very little hop profile in either the nose or the flavor;

Photo of Fitzy01
3.09/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of irishevans
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shipyard Double Old Thumper has a thin, cream-colored head, a murky, rust-red-copper appearance, noticeable bubble streams, and splotchy lacing left behind. The aroma is of rich, fig or dates, sweet malts, and white bread crust. Taste is of strong, sweet, boozy malt, intense hop bitterness, and rich, candied fruit (think of fruitcake). Mouthfeel is medium, and Shipyard Double Old Thumper finishes alcohilic and sip-able.

RJT

Photo of travolta
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Appearance: Whipped up, light caramel head, frothy. Toasted ruby color when held to the light. Great, sticky, spotted lacing. Good head retention.

Nose: Fig, caramel, toffee, dark fruit bread, with a little vinegar and brandy at the end.

Taste: A nice combination of bitter and sweet toffee with tons of fig. Dark sweet bread with hot alcohol at the end.

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of thomasmcnally26
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but likely from the January 2011 initial release(282 10 bottle manufacture code). Pours hazy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, cherry, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, cherry, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, cherry, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and fairly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English barelywine style. All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruit yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of meehandennis
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of barczar
3.6/5  rDev +2%

Huge toffee and toasted caramel aroma, with fruity esters and higher alcohol. Flavor is less sweet than aroma indicates. Fruity character overwhelms somewhat.

Photo of Cheld
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of DuffMan23
2.36/5  rDev -33.1%

Photo of skaboom420
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of pwdiamond
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Candledswans
2.88/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of pasjc2001
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of mattycasey
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Boto
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%

22oz. bottle: This one pours a slightly hazy amber color. There was about a finger of a frothy tan head that leaves a bit of lacing. It has a nice nose. It has a subdued sweetness. Some caramel, toffee, a touch of chocolate, perhaps even a bit of smokiness. The taste is good. Just a bit of sweetness. Some caramel, dark fruits, breadiness, faint chocolate, raisin. I get a little something new with each sip. I would definitely buy again!

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of drinkfella
2.6/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of blknikon
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of GeneralChewy
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Shipyard Double Old Thumper Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.