Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle, courtesy of John C. Mild hoppy note, sweet malt and light alcohol, raisins and biscuit. Dark amber hazy with off-white foamy lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Pretty bitter throughout with biscuit and caramel notes. Bitter finish. Not bad but not one I’d seek out on a regular basis.
devman171 (496) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice mild bitter, easy drinking and light bitter, probably the best shipyard beer but that's not saying much
RexTalionis (1979) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 65 cl. Pours light brown in color with a small head. Sweetish malty notes, some nuttyness and dark syrup in aroma. Quite smooth mouthfeel. Bit of boozy notes, some ripe fruity vinous notes in taste. Boozy, too boozy I’m afraid.
tiong (2768) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Thanks BTR!
Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, toffee, boozy notes. Taste is sweet, sticky and malty with hints of syrup and alcohol. Finish is stingy, sticky and boozy with hints of caramely malts and syrup. Quite unbalanced and messy.
Hermod (2560) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Dark amber, hazy. Bready, spicy, very spicy, can’t figure out which spice. Flavor has bread, spices, hops. Long spicy finish.
-- bb/wp 7
ben4321 (3334) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at Shipyard Tavern (Mystic), 7/13/13
Aroma: The nose is caramel and toffee, some booze, fruity notes, and bready notes
Appearance: This one pours an orange-amber color with a an off-white head
Flavor: Tastes malty and boozy, the alcohol comes through more here with the light sweetness
Palate: The body is medium-full, it has some stickiness, and some heat too
This one was solid, but not spectacular. The alcohol is more noticeable than you would like it to be. Still though, it is a solid beer.
brureview (3) - Maine, USA - AUG 22, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am not sure why this beer generally has lower ratings. The beer should be served at higher temps 50-55°F in a snifter. Stone fruit aroma, raisins, and fruit taste.
MF moderate. Excellent alcoholic finish. This is a UK- US collaboration between Shipyard and Ringwood- a lot of UK hops in this beer.
Excellent English Barleywine.
dogfishho (557) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Pony Bar. Pours a cloudy copper color with a bubbly, strong head. The aroma is spicy, full of caramel and bread dough. There's a nice spicy dry line finish too. I think it's better than these rates. Perhaps it really needs to be done on cask to shine.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerSkull (1056) - SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). Vaguely tangy scent of candy, tutti frutti, butterscotch, strawberries and some diacetyl. The taste is sweet and sour with notes of berries, citrus, grapefruit and spices. In the aftertaste emerges the alcohol clearly but it has a nice spicy note. A very special beer! I like it!
shigadeyo (2917) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/15/2011: Shipyard Double Old Thumper Ale... Aroma: Butter-toffee schnapps; floral notes; strong! Appearance: Clear brown butter color, maybe amber; large foamy beige head. Flavor: Sweet pale malt and brown sugar abounds with lots and lots of toffee and an alcohol strength to just about knock you down, but it works really well together and tastes good; moderate floral and slightly herbal/spicy bitterness in the middle at first and then throughout; delicate citrus, pine, and molasses refinements hide here and there; very warming alcohol comes through in the finish. Palate: Average. Overall: Much more pleasing than expected; strong, satisfying brew; I’d drink this beer again...
Sample from 22 fl. oz. bottle at Nikki’s birthday dinner. Thanks Scott! Rating #145 for this beer.