Double Old Thumper Ale
Shipyard Brewing Company

Double Old Thumper AleDouble Old Thumper Ale
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
English Barleywine
3.55 | pDev: 16.34%
Jul 20, 2019
Feb 02, 2011
No description / notes.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Rated: 3.31 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Jul 20, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Jul 14, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by mkyer from Connecticut

Feb 19, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by deNerval from California

Jan 06, 2017
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Aug 22, 2016
Photo of scotorum
Reviewed by scotorum from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought in Feb. 2014 and cellared. Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Translucent copper with an inch thick offwhite head which receded to even surface foam surrounded by a thick ring, and spotty lacing.

s: Caramel malt and alcohol.

t: Luscious caramel malt up front with a moderate hop and alcohol bite. A little throat burn follows a swallow early on. Sweet finish. Very high 11% ABV is nicely offset and complemented.

m: Medium to full, very good body and substantial carbonation tingle.

o; A marvelous brew for this time of year, warming and tasty, although at this point perhaps closer to a Wee Heavy than a barleywine since it seems short on significant dark fruit flavors, although some plumlike notes do appear as it warms. As is a great sipping malty treat, at least with nearly two years age on it.
Dec 12, 2015
Photo of pat61
Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Brilliant rich amber crownd by a ferocious 3” clingy, cream colored foam collar. S: Malt, spicy hops and alcohol. T: Aggressive malt, hops and alcohol. F: Medium full body, medium carbonation. O: A very full flavored, strong beer.
Aug 04, 2015
Rated: 3.45 by rderedin from Maine

Jul 05, 2015
Photo of tekstr1der
Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It took a second impression on this to pick up some subtleties. First impression was mostly imbalanced burning alcohol. As a big fan of the single Thumper, I'm surprised they can pull some of the malty goodness up at this ABV. This gets more exciting as it warms, and complex fruity flavors develop. Finish still has a bit of an alcohol bite, but it's a pretty big beer!
May 28, 2015
Rated: 3.35 by JVan from Illinois

May 25, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by beerjamieson from Pennsylvania

May 08, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by Mebuzzard from Colorado

Apr 30, 2015
Rated: 3.48 by mmellow12 from Connecticut

Apr 11, 2015
Photo of 31Sam13
Reviewed by 31Sam13 from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
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.
Mar 06, 2015
Photo of BcOneSeven
Rated by BcOneSeven from Michigan

2.63/5  rDev -25.9%
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.
Feb 11, 2015
Photo of CTHomer
Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
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;
Dec 27, 2014
Rated: 3.09 by Fitzy01 from Maine

Dec 25, 2014
Rated: 3.76 by irishevans from California

Nov 30, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

Nov 29, 2014
Photo of travolta
Reviewed by travolta from California

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
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.
Nov 26, 2014
Double Old Thumper Ale from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 236 ratings