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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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!


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
bottle... dark clear mahogany, some copper in the middle, a big light tan head, good retention... weak nose that is mostly generic malt, a bit like a light quad no roast or nut notes of typical brown... really boring here, watery roast, just too thin and flavorless to drink, weird dry alcohol finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Draft at Blaze in Bar Harbor. Dark reddish brown with a thin head. This is also very light-bodied, looking to be a trend among local beers. This drink’s with an exceptionally malty tone, nutty and rife with tree bark. (#4216, 8/21/2011).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eaglefan538 (2849) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2011
On draft. Pour was initially a slightly orangey brown, which later went to an orange with less beer in the glass, strangely light overall for a brown. The head was decent, the aroma not. The aroma was roast, chocolate, caramel. The flavor was roast, chocolate, caramel, nuts, a touch of coffee and brown sugar. The mouthfeel was moderate to full for the style, finishing decently with a bit of roasty bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
natepost25 (7) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011 does not count
I tried this beer in a taste testing at bar harbor brewing company in Maine and bought a 6 pack. The beer is a dark brown ale which is refreshing and flavorful at the same time. It goes great with Maine seafood.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Had a first touch of it at their FREE tasting session on Knox Rd, Bar Harbor, ME. Light brown color with a tiny white head. Malty smell combined with herbal/ leaves aroma. Sweet palate. No bitterness at all. Not bad but not a amazing one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2011
22 oz bottle. Purchased from the Bar Harbor Brewery in May. Amber red with brown tint. Thin off-white head. Nice bubbly on the tongue carbonation. Not so much in the nose. Taste is grain, roasted malt and a little hop in the finish. Leave the mouth thin and dry in the finish. Very yummy. I would drink again. Shared with AirForceHops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Small thin layer of white head. Light lace. Nose is roasted malt. Taste is lots of roasted malt that turns into a nutty also walnut taste in the finish. Just the right amount of carbonation, has a velvety smooth mouthfeel. If you like brown ales, no question you will like this brew. A nice job from Bar Harbor. Would drink this again. 22 oz bottle shared by LiteWait.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thicksuds (408) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Did a little beer trying in Maine, this was one of the better offerings I had, nice malt presence, decent hops, a bit light for a brown ale, more lagerish to me, but a solid beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2192) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2011
caramel colored brew with no head and little lasting carbonation. aroma of perfume malt a touch fruity and a touch woody abd a bit buttery. fragrant flavor of butter rum and fruit punch with a metal taste at the end. a bit chalky taste character in the smooth brew. muscatel wafts in and out the brew is complex. a little sweetness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Location: 22 oz bottle from Shop Rite - Hoboken, 2/24/11

Aroma: The nose is roasted malts, caramel, toast, earth, and some light smoke
Appearance: Cloudy copper-brown color with a smallish, bubbly, off-white head
Flavor: Malty flavors, some toast, caramel, and roast with slight steel notes in the finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, it’s watery and metallic on the mouth with average carbonation
Overall Impression: This wasn’t particularly impressive. The pour is decent looking, the nose is alright, and even the front half of the palate isn’t bad, but the finish is really the downfall of this one. The mouthfeel isn’t really so great either. Overall, this one is pretty mediocre. Fairly forgettable. Color me unimpressed.


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