Shipyard Double Old Thumper Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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3.63/5 rDev +2.5%
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
3.3/5 rDev -6.8%
Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Cloudy amber with a finger of light khaki head, sudsy, decent rings of lacing though./
S - Very sweet caramel malts, dark pine scent, earthy, herbal, ash, oak.
T -Sweet and boozy, spicy hop resin, aggressive pine, kinda soapy, burnt oak chips.
M - Cloyingly sweet and bitter.
O - Eh not really good, just too much of everything, the bourbon barrel version of this is much better.
12-30-2013 00:45:22 | More by Omnium
2.66/5 rDev -24.9%
Bottle purchased by Mom and Dad in Maine, and given to me as a souvenir. Sorry mom and dad, but this one sucked.
Pours a clear weak-looking amber color, with a small half inch head and no lacing, really.
Smells like alcohol, with some leafy hops, and overly sweet malts.
This is one unbalanced and unpleasant barleywine. I can't really expect too much from Shipyard, though. Quite sugary in the malt department, a bit of burnt brown sugar, some stale tasting leafy hops, and heaps of booze. Ugh.
Medium bodied, sticky sweet syrupy gross mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
This one's pretty atrocious, honestly. Don't buy it.
10-18-2013 13:17:59 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.45/5 rDev +25.7%
Full review on this one because I feel like a small injustice has been done with some of these low reviews.
Bought a bomber on a whim because I'd never heard of this one. Pours a dirty brownish red with a nice whitish-tan head that recedes fast but leaves decent lacing.
Smells like a barleywine should: leathery dark fruits with some booziness. Taste is more of the same, sweet dark fruits throughout, mellows out at the end which I usually take as a sign of weakness, though in this one it feels right. Mouthfeel is great, perfect amount of carbonation with a medium to full body.
Hot damn this is a great, full flavored sipping barleywine. I will certainly look for this again, as I feel like I paid ~$8 for the 22 oz bottle. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new barleywine to try.
09-22-2013 05:17:38 | More by mychalg9
4.24/5 rDev +19.8%
This beer is highly underrated. It's an excellent beer served warm in a snifter.
The beer poured a nice copper color into a snifter. Served warm at about 50F.
Immediate wafting of stone fruit, apricot, and raisin. There are American and British hops in this beer, so it has somewhat of a British beer consistency and aroma.
Mouth feel- very carbonated-perhaps too much.
Taste is heavy fruit-raisin, apricots, stone fruits finished with a heavy alcoholic finish.
In general an excellent beer. Perhaps other reviewers served it too cold or in a glass which doesn't enhance the English Barley Wine consistency.
08-22-2013 02:39:10 | More by brureview
Shipyard Double Old Thumper Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.