Shipyard Double Old Thumper Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 200 | Reviews: 95 | Display Reviews Only:
3.03/5 rDev -14.6%
Appearance: tan in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation
Smell: toasted English malt
Taste: toasted English malt, caramel, light fruit
Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied, medium carbonation, sweet with slight bitterness
Overall: I like this style and this one is about average as to what I have had. Very malty, but nothing really jumps out like others I have had in the style. I will pass on this in the future.
05-20-2014 13:01:41 | More by tigg924
3.93/5 rDev +10.7%
22 oz'er to English style pint glass. (Go with a snifter or tulip for this one.)
Big malty, spicy, boozy entry. Moderate sweetness. Big caramel and Burnt/charred brown sugar. Fruity, plumy/figiness (from malts). Firm citrus- grapefruit, orange, slight tangerine notes. Bold black pepper spiciness. Woody, earthy dampness noted from hops. Pale muted malts lie in the background. Decent amount of smokiness detected. Hoppy clean bitterness. Minimal hoppy resins stick to the palate. Slight cereal graininess in the finish. Carbonation is adequate, non contributory. Alcohol warms as it travels. Overall, the booziness, bittering hoppy qualities, and increased spiciness make this beer a little too high octane for the average craft beer drinker, especially for an English beer. The beer definitely has it's moments, just won't be appreciated by most. To me, it's as if an English brewer was asked to make an American Barleywine. Interesting. I'll have another.
05-20-2014 06:15:40 | More by mac31
4.61/5 rDev +29.9%
Pour into wide mouth clear pint beer glass ... nice color, great aroma, nice small bubble head .. first taste .. OMGosh, one word: Freak'n Awesome .. continued sipping, enjoying the aroma, the bitter but smooth hoppiness .. reminded me of a Barley Wine. I let it sit for a while, and warm up .. and it just got better, topping in flavor well into the high 50's, low 60's .. never got bad.. good from the 1st sip to the last. Now on my top 10, no, top 5!
02-27-2014 16:22:55 | More by Mr-Cyphyr
4.43/5 rDev +24.8%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip, dark hazy amber color with a thin head and nice lacing.
Smells of buttery toffee, vanilla, caramel, not much hop aroma.
Taste of sweet caramel, toffee, some vanilla and fruitiness with firm hop bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is there but not overbearing.
Full bodies mouthfeel, low carbonation. Heavy but not cloying.
Overall, a nice barleywine. Don't have a ton of experience with the style but this has a great sweet malt backbone, just enough hops and alcohol. I'd hunt this one down again.
NOTE: bottle was from 2012, aged about 16 months.
02-21-2014 01:08:19 | More by BradC
4.43/5 rDev +24.8%
This is an excellent bareywine.
Deep copper brown, it has a small pale tan head slowly shrinking to a thin lasting foamy top, veneer, with rich foamy ring.
Aroma is candied wood, caramelised bread crust and dried fruits, hint of sherry.
Taste is rich, full of brandied, candied fruits, caramelised bread, spicy raisiny character, some woody-peppery bitterness & bite supporting a rich sweetness. Feel is full, not too oily or thick, a bit lively, lots of rich toast in aftertaste.
02-17-2014 05:50:02 | More by Offa
3.63/5 rDev +2.3%
I purchased this at Wegman's in Mechanicsburg, poured chilled from the bomber into a goblet.
The color is deep honey amber with moderate haze and thick cream cap with fine bead. The lace sticks in a ring pattern with good retention in general. The smell is very fruity with a light apple skin and mild sweet stone fruit ester with some light caramel and subtle oxidized sherry-like note with an almost prune-like dried fruit sweet aroma. The feel is decent with moderate bitterness and medium carbonation with thick body and creamy texture of yeast with moderate sweetness and alcohol in the finish.
The taste has a a woody hop flavor mixed with a honey/caramel taste from the malt which is sweet but not cloying, a bit of yeast fruitiness comes through but alcohol flavor soon takes over with some oxidation present in the taste. I liked this for the most part, it is not very cohesive and kind of hits you randomly with hops adding a spiced impact yet a nice dose of malt sweetness is present. Iike the concept more than the actual flavor
01-25-2014 02:21:13 | More by Slatetank
Shipyard Double Old Thumper Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.