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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 14/20
BrettTaylor (737) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Nut brown ale - a bit of hop at the start then a malty finish. Finish isnít very long but this is a nice session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5545) - 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 itís too sweet for me. A good flavor and well done on the whole.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6154) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2925) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - 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 Peteís defunct ale and Newcastle, not up to scratch with the Caddy Mountain Stout, but then again what is?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (8898) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a clear brown color with a thin film that didnít 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3628) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (1146) - 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.

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