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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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Double Old Thumper is the big brother of the British Grand Champion beer Old Thumper Extra Special Ale, which was created in 1979 by veteran British brewer, Peter Austin, founder of the Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, England, and brewed in the United States solely by Shipyard. Shipyard¹s Master Brewer Alan Pugsley trained at the Ringwood Brewery before moving to the United States 25 years ago. Double Old Thumper was created by Pugsley and has 11.2% alcohol by volume. "Despite its strength, this beer is a great example of balance between malt and hops lending to a surprising drinkability," noted Pugsley. Double Old Thumper has a brilliant deep copper hue and spicy hop aroma with a complex malty finish featuring a dry Simcoe Hop bite. This beer pairs well with short ribs, lamb, hearty stews, and casseroles. When Pugsley was brewing Old Thumper at Ringwood Brewery in the 1980s it was considered a very strong ale and, by English standards, it still is. "When we started brewing Old Thumper under license at Shipyard in 1994 it was considered strong in the United States too," Pugsley continued. "Double Old Thumper is literally twice the strength, twice the grist, and twice the hops of Old Thumper and, today, is considered strong and Old Thumper is just of average drinking strength. It¹s a funny old world!" In homage to Old Thumper, the package features an illustration of two of the famous Ringwood boars heads. More about the beer: Malt: 2-row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate Hops: Challenger, Progress, Goldings, Simcoe Yeast: Top-Fermenting English Color: Deep Copper Hue OG: 1.108 ABV: 11.2%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty. Toasted malty. Lingering caramelish, toffee and breadish. Light yeasty. Caramelish, breadish and bitter. Light herbal and bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10414) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, yeast, malt, caramel. flavour is hop, yeast, malt, caramel, dried fruits. Nice beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Scent of caramel and sweet smoke. Beautiful pour, a deep amber color and completely coats the glass in lace. Taste is smokey sweet, a little too sweet for my taste. Interesting for a Barley Wine, not thin and oakey and boozy as most of them are, this one is more beery and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3126) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
650ml bottle. Dark amber, hazy. Bready, spicy, very spicy, can’t figure out which spice. Flavor has bread, spices, hops. Long spicy finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2011
this definitly a strong beer with a very strong hoppy presence. lots of caracter with a raw alcohol like taste at the end

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (719) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Amber color with white head. Sweet malty aroma with alcohol vapors. Sweet caramel malt flavor with notes of chocolate. Dark Fruit flavors and apples. Some citrus hops flavor in finish. For the amount of alcohol in this it is hidden nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle shared at The Rake, London. Dark amber pour with a foamy, off-white head. Has a hugely boozy character on pretty much all fronts. Aroma hints at the sugar and booze onslaught to come. Flavor is very sweet, some berries and other dark fruits, caramel to spare. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warm finish, alcohol notes, caramel. In the end this isn’t terrible, but it isn’t anything special at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3847) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle in a wine glass. Pours amber with a light tan head. Aroma of caramel and cereal malts with a little hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Red-copper with large lingering off-white head. Aroma bready malt, citrusy hops, faint dark fruits. Full body with lots of alcohol. Flavor is fairly hoppy with some caramel, grapefruit, yeast, pretty long and somewhat syrupy yet not too sweet finish. There are some good flavors here but it’s all somewhat overwhelmed by the alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2280) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Pours a clear copper on tap with thin, lacy white head and good lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, weird fermented fruit, and booze. Taste is weirdly sweet, kind of funky, and nice boozy burn. Decent barley wine.

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