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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Earning 91 points in 1997, our Thunder Hole Ale won first place and its second Gold Medal at the World Beer Championships in Chicago. Locally brewed Thunder Hole Ale scored higher than Pete's Wicked, Newcastle Brown, Sam Adams, as well as many other Brown Ales from Maine and around the world. Thunder Hole Ale came in first again in 2000 with a score of 92 points! This delicious full-bodied brown ale is described by judges as malty, balanced, smooth and complex. Thunder Hole Ale goes with everything!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
From a 22-oz. bottle purchased at liquor store in Bar Harbor, Maine--Poured a brown-mahogany body; clear with a frothy whitish head. Nose of roasted malts and mildly dry sugars. Bubbly body. Nose of grainy malts and slightly bitter hops. Mouth feel rather thin and somewhat sharp. Taste was of minimal coffee and brown sugar. Thin, watery barley finish. Very carbonated and slightly oxidized. Overall a decent brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Pours a dark mahogany brown, with a wisp of frothy head around the rim. Smell is very heavy on roasted barley. Taste is more the same. This is a good, basic, all around brown. Easy drinking and smooth. Very sessionable, but not impressionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown body under a small fizzy light beige head. Lots of visible carbonation. The nose is quite nutty and grainy with some cola like notes. Very light hoppiness. The flavor is a little thin with a very grainy husky maltiness. The finish is pretty short with minimal bitterness and some light cola and weak-brewed coffee notes. Mouthfeel is quite light bodied and watery in texture with way too much fizzy foaming carbonation. Overall, just too thin and grainy with an annoying carbonation level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishn4red (2) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2007 does not count
Awesome - way better than the lighthouse ale, and the lighthouse ale is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3365) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Bomber @ Thurston’s Lobster Pound on Mount Desert Maine, shared with my dad. Pours light amber up to the light, mixed with a muddy brown. With a 2 finger foamy creamy head. Big nose I noticed on the pour, sweet malty nice. Taste is nice with a big chocolate malt kick, sweet after taste and an empty back end. Smooth palate, damn tasty choco brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/25/1995

rich full-bodied ale

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Interesting dark amber and quite translucent color for a brown ale. The aroma is rather disappointing with some slightly metallic notes with grassy hops. Much more reminiscent of an amber ale than a brown. Flavor is mild, somewhat sweet and nutty. Hop finish is try and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2007
A very tasty medium bodied ale that poured to a medium brown color with decent carbonation and an off-white head that left okay lacing. The nose was a very pleasant roasted nutty malt, and the flavor followed suit. Although only 5% in alcohol, this left a sweet, tasty, somewhat warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Dark brown with slight head. Nutty aromas, burnt chocolate, caramel, light vanilla scents as well. Nutty flavors persist, but are met by a balancing hops brigade, which evens out the brew nicely. There are sour fruit notes developing towards the finish and they dominate over the roasted mocha and coffee flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VAYankee (344) - Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Clear brown body with a beige head. Malty aroma with a light nuttiness, light caramel, and some grain. Medium sweet malt flavor with a little caramel, lightly earthy, and faint nut. Aftertaste is sweet malt and a bit of roast malt.

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