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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1487) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
355ml bottle. Pours a nice brown leaning toward copper colour with a small eggshell head that leaves a little lace. Sweet cereal grain and a slight sugary quality on the nose. Mostly roasted malt on the palate with some of that cereal grain coming through. Dry shortish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (3100) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2010
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle with no expiration date or lot code. It pours a decent looking brown with good clarity but little in the way of head. The head is about a finger thick of silky tan but it dissolves quickly. It comes with a good malty and slightly nutty aroma very typical of a brown ale but more enticing. The taste boasts a likeable nuttiness with a good dose of malts and a much thinner dose of hops. Overall, a likeable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle. Brown with a thin off-white head that settles to a ring. Faint aroma but malt and nut found. The flavor had nut, toasted malt, and a slight hop undertone. Light body and a light hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5595) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2010
22 oz bottle from Canals Hainesport. Pours a deep dark mahogany brown with a small to average sized head. Aroma of wet bread, d honey, stale chocolate, old caramel and crushed old flower petals. The body is thinner and bubblier then I would have liked. Flavor is bitter sweet with notes of stale chocolate, weak honey, grassy dry hops and rotting orange fruit. Meh its drinkable, actually thought it was better but with a little warming this one is dropping off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Deep brown, almost porter-like pour. Nutty aroma and a rich, nutty, malty taste to match. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2010
From a bottle poured dark brown with a small amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2535) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Wow, really minimal head from a pretty vigorous pour. Dissipates very quickly and leaves a few scattered bubbles. Roasty and spicy aroma with some smoked malts, dark fruit and a bit of molasses. Color is the truest brown I have ever seen in a brew. This is truely a brown ale. Smooth and malty flavor that starts a bit fizzy and ends pretty dry. Some tea leaves, cinnamon and roasted malts and a bit of vanilla. Somewhat more complex than your typical brown ale. Finishes dry and spicy. The brew is much spicer than I expected. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
iggynelix (132) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2009
looks like a solid brown .. but with way more carbonation than needed. less palate than the look.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Pours like Coca Cola in every way--Large bubbles that die to a flat surface. There’s even soda-like bubbles on the side of the glass. The only thing missing is the ice. Color looks like water with caramel coloring. Darker malt aroma. Some metallic elements Very spritzy. The body, in a word, is thin. This is distracting. The flavor cannot make up the difference. Darker malt (perhaps darker crystal). Mid-taste the metal shows up. Nearly no hop...the aftertaste dies quickly. The bottle features a World Beer Championship Gold Medal. I don’t see it.

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