weihenweizen (1383) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a light copper with small off-white head. Medium body, medium carbonation, medium lacing, and pleasant caramel aroma. Taste is grainy caramel malt and slightly astringent bitter finish.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
355mL. Rating #500 for this beer! The pour is a clear golden amber with a healthy, sheen, creamy off-white head. Nice retention and big lace. Nose up front is old toffee and Worcestershire sauce. As it warms the nose is just 100% red apples. Maybe cinnamon baked apples...almost to the point where it smells like cider or mulled apple cider. Taste up front has that Worcestershire oddity plus a little soapy and bitter baked red apple skins. Very bitter apple skins. Finish is wildly soapy and very bitter with metals and iron. Not bad per se but very odd. Much better than I expected given that it is a low abv English beer contracted brewed at Shipyard.
Eructoblaster (2743) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 12 oz. Amber body with average carbonation and a thin off-white foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with grainy hints. Its malty/hoppy taste carries grainy and woody notes. It ends with a decent bitter/grainy finish.
arone12 (894) - Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Premium bitter is not what i was thinking when i drank this beer. Has a heavy malty taste with some minimal hops. Very caramely. i thought this beer was okay.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours medium copper with lovely white head. Nose of sweet toffee, mild bitter British hops, bread, and hints of butterscotch. All those elements come together well in the taste with a bit of added apricots. One of the better bottled English-style bitters.
mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at the Lobster Shack. man it was delicious. I wanted one more but we had to go. I wouldnít go back for the food.
JFGrind (1776) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thereís uncertainty what to expect with Old Thumper. I was relieved to enjoy a higher octane ESB. Medium bitterness, amber body & crisp flavors. Now Iíll have to beer hunt the UK version for comparison. Part of a Shipyard mixed case.
rjplumer (328) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear dark amber color with a thick one finger head that lingers for quite awhile. The aroma is on the bready side. A slight acidic taste with a thick mouth feel. Has a touch of sweetness and does finish on the dry side with a hint of bitterness..
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old Thumper is a crystal clear, very sparkling golden ale with a thin, blotchy, off white head that has excellent retention and lacing. It has a very sweet, syrupy aroma. It smells like... treacle. Itís medium bodied, pretty lively and foamy in the mouth with a dry, starchy finish. It tastes pretty sweet, like the aroma. Itís a little resiny and a green bitterness cleans up the taste at the finish. A little sweetness lingers. Itís a little too sweet to session but itís not too bad for a single pint.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a deep gold color with a large, foamy, off-white head. The nose is bready with lots of caramel malt and a slight metallic twinge. Definitely some butterscotch on the palate. A decent nondescript bitterness adds some balance. Medium bodied with slightly lower carbonation leading to a medium to long butterscotch finish. A nice English ale.