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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Bought in Bar Harbor. Pours a dark brown colour with generous white head that quickly fades. Aroma is chocolate, hazelnut. Taste is caramel, nuts. Not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2013
On tap in the tasting room. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Soft cocoa, nutty. Toasty malt, wheat and nutty gentle malt. Light bitterness, easy and crisp.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (630) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Nut brown ale - a bit of hop at the start then a malty finish. Finish isn’t very long but this is a nice session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5206) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Bomber. Nose is strongly roasty, chocolate and lots of burned notes, with an oily malt slick and some mild rotting fruit. Deep chestnut body with ruby highlights and a tan head. Taste is above average in sweetness with ash and roast, some burned notes -- reminds of a Schwarzbier, really, with some additional chocolate and nutty notes. Crisp light-medium body with a bit of a smoky finish. Hops are minimized. Alcohol is perfectly controlled, but it’s too sweet for me. A good flavor and well done on the whole.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
Pours a dark, translucent copper with low turbidity and a thin, white head that quickly fades. Moderate lacing. Roasted, nutty aroma. Light, slightly effervescent and thin mouthfeel -- a little richer than a Newcastle, but not as full as a Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar. Nutty, caramel flavor. A good representative of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5924) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2013
Medium brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is full of toasted malt and nuts. Flavor is grain, cocoa, nuts and toasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
[bottle] Almost chocolaty aroma with nuts and some fruit. Clear dark brown with a lacy, off-white cover. Very weak hops presence in the flavour with sweet, sherry-like (cellared too long) notes and a mild bitterness. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, sweet, nutty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep ruddy color with a decently frothy off white head. The nose is rather fruity and nutty. The flavor has a slightly malty fruitiness to it with the slightest of bitterness at the end. Light to medium mouthfeel. Basically a stalwart session brew for malt fans.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1504) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Nutty malt and medium roast coffee aroma. Clear brown color, minor tan head. Nice cocoa and almond flavor. Medium body, easy to drink. Yes, better than Pete’s defunct ale and Newcastle, not up to scratch with the Caddy Mountain Stout, but then again what is?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (6707) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a clear brown color with a thin film that didn’t last. The aroma had toasted malts, caramel, some mild fruitiness and a touch of light chocolate. The flavor had caramel malts, lightly toasted malts, mild fruit, chocolate. The finish is very weak.


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