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RATINGS: 154   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VAYankee (345) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2897) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2007
Bouteille de 22 oz, procuré à J. H. Butterfield’s (Bar Harbor, Maine). Brune caramel foncée, peu de collet. Arome de malte caramelisé et de fruts sûrettes simple. Goût faible de noix malté, avec un peu de petits fruits et de caramel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2007
(22oz bottle) Hazy copper/brown body with large fluffy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, nut, some metallic. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some chocolate, nut/salt, light roast, sourness, faint earthy. Light-medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Thanks to mkgrenwel for the bomber. Clear brown with a large head. Aroma of grains and caramel with a bit of dust. Flavor was a little thin; caramel, some chocolate, grains and nuts. Fairly good taste, but the texture is just too thin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Tried this one a couple of times - most recently was a 4 month old bottle that had been kept in a dark fridge - surprisingly oxydated. Sweet bready malts, slight nuttiness, hops both times had a metal taste to them. Maybe the bottles just don’t hold up well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Ruby in color with a large off white head. Sweet and malty with a light hint of grainy breadiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10683) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle. Chocolate malt aroma with light metallic hint. Dark reddish brown color with moderate head. Chocolate and brown sugar malt flavor with moderate hops finish. Very nice flavor. An overall nice tasting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Small tan head on a dark brown ale .... just like the name promises. Not a complex style, and not a complex beer. A little dark malt, a little sweet toffee, a little bitter chocolate or espresso ... not really intense enough to be sure which. Thin in the mouth. Hint of nuts in the finish. No hops to speak of. Certainly not a world beater ... but probably better than mass market Newkie Brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bomber: Light clear orange with a very thin white head, light grains, malts and light fruits in the aroma, light bodied with good carbonation, starts and ends lightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours a clear garnet color with a small amount of light tan bubbles around the edges. Aroma is of roasted malts, smoke, alcohol and wood. Taste is of roasted malts, earthy hops and notes of dark fruits. Light to medium body and smooth with ample carbonation. Ending is malty, sweet and nutty.

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