thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BREWMUSKCLES (2507) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ben4321 (5359) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
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.
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thunder Hole Ale pours a medium brown with a head that is between white and off-white. There is a nice mixture of caramel, chocolate, and a bit of honey in the aroma with a slight sweet taste and a very mild bitterness. This is a pretty light beer with moderate carbonation and is easy to drink. Reviewed 6/8/09
Capa (2556) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean brown with an off-white head. Lightly caramel, toasted aroma with a light earthy hop note. Thin body. Roasty toasty malts, caramel, light chocolate, some earthy hops. Easy drinking and it satisfies the brown ale desire. Good stuff.
davidm (2037) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml. Very interesting beer. Aromas of caramel and chocolate. Taste is sweet. Palate is oily, with a thin-to-medium body. Brown, with a frothy head.
nimbleprop (6883) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a translucent brown with a thin white head. Nose is sweet, malty, brown sugar, crackers. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, caramel, light fruit. Medium bodied, sweet finish.
MaBeer1972 (1647) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a deep brown color with a frothy, almost nitro-like head. Lighty roasty, almost smoky aroma. Flavor is deep and malty. Roasty, a little smoke and not sweet. Flavors are well balanced by the hops. Some earthy and chocolate notes. Smooth and very drinkable, like a good brown ale should be. Slight bittering finish.
keepersj12 (3036) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer. Nothing out of the ordinary but nice and solid. Tastes like a good old fashioned beer. Malty with a hop bite, nicely balanced. Good stuff.
Bendrixian (1438) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pour with a decent head. good almond and caramel notes on the nose. good balance and pleasant stuff on the nose. i do find it a bit grainy or cereal like on the nose however. palate is medium bodied with a decent bittering component in there as well. good stuff.