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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!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2593) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
It pours a thick dark brown, and gives a nice foamy creamy head that leaves a decent lacing in rings. The head is small and dissipates within several seconds. The smell is the malts with just a tad of coffee backed up nicely by some toffee. The taste is the malts again with just a bit of the coffee and the toffee. The palate is about a light to medium on the watery side. Overall, I like this beer. It may not be one of the best "browns," but I still like this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (1113) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Purchased from MB for $4.99 exactly. Pours a pruned brownish red (light bronze, perhaps?) with which an off-white, thin head was sustained. Has cereal grain, oatmeal, London yeast, noble hops and cough syrup on the nose. Tastes menacingly floral and medicinal, with notes of malt extract, rose water, soil, European hops and ash. Ends slightly metallic. Fun.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and nuts aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a complex soft brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
22oz bottle, shared. Clear dark ruby red color. Thin khaki head, few dots of lace. Nice maple syrupy malty nose. Body slightly on the bigger side, smoother carbonation, light chocolate malt. Mild aftertaste. Dry texture. Nice, interesting amber / brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6403) - Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bomber to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a semi-transparent dark copper with off-white lacing. Smells solid; semi-sweet and malty. Tastes like it smells, but not as prominent. Average on the palate. A decent example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (1029) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 10, 2012
A superb brown ale. Pours milk chocolate brown wig an insanely thick and frothy head. Good malted milk and chocolate notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shotgun1431 (128) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2012
A dark brown ale with a white head. Sweet nutty aroma. The flavor is nutty, barley, a little sweet. A pretty good brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
22oz bottle. Poured a brown color, with some amber tints, and a small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, coffee, chocolate, some citrus, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, and roast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3296) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
tap . bright citrus kissed nut brown ale. hazlenut. touch of grapefruit. liked it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1937) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Moderate tangy and fruity malt aroma. Clear dark orange color with a large tan head. Sweet beginning that builds to a light bitter finish. Light palate.


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