Old Thumper Barleywine | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ADR on 11-08-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 batch from RB in Lombard, Il.

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Photo of Gschaf
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of dippy
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this down on Vacation in FL.

Almost a full finger of head that sat on top of a delicious copper/reddish brew. No real lacing on the glass as it was drank.

Brew was a touch syrupy with gave it a silky feel going down. No real carbonation.

I could taste the spicyness of hops way way way in the background. It was a touch fruitier, appley and malty sweet.

I would certainly recomend this brew. but not the best barleywine for me. It would be on the lower end of the scale.

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Photo of ADR
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Denver brewpub...

Served in a small fat Pilsner-like glass. Slightly hazy ginger color, less than copper. Head is gone in a half a minute. Lace is minimal, small dots. Spicy aroma, nutmeg combined with over ripe pears in the fragrance. Full and silky mouthfeel, minimal carbonation, thick on the tongue. Starts fruity and syrupy, the tang of spice is good here, like cinnamon candy to accompany the flesh fruits. Sweet and easy-going, despite the 12% ABV, there's also a nice estery fluffiness to the finish. What I like, and tend to look for in Barleywines lately, is a lack of throat ripping hops -- and this one delivered, thick and consistent from start to finish.

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Old Thumper Barleywine from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.98 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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