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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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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.71%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chrisgn on 02-02-2011)
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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.

travolta, Today at 01:28 AM
Photo of GMNJR1967
4/5  rDev +13.3%

GMNJR1967, Nov 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

thomasmcnally26, Nov 18, 2014
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.

superspak, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of meehandennis
4/5  rDev +13.3%

meehandennis, Nov 14, 2014
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.

barczar, Nov 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Cheld, Nov 10, 2014
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2.36/5  rDev -33.1%

DuffMan23, Oct 30, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +4.8%

skaboom420, Oct 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

pwdiamond, Oct 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Trashcat, Oct 08, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -18.4%

Candledswans, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

pasjc2001, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

mattycasey, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

Nichols33, Sep 09, 2014
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!

Boto, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

alienlifeforcecube, Aug 25, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -26.3%

drinkfella, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

blknikon, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

GeneralChewy, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Stargazer2892, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Rlhinson2104, Jul 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

JJChrist, Jun 21, 2014
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Shipyard Double Old Thumper Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.