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RATINGS: 142   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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3198) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Sample at the brewery. I typically find brown ales rather boring and this was not a huge exception. However, there were some nice nutty flavours in there that move it above your typical browns.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - SEP 18, 2008
(Bottle). Sweet chocolatey aroma. Reddish brown with light brown head. Flavor has a rather sweet profile, and includes lots of chocolate notes, and also some roastiness which lasts into the finish. Overall, it was a little too sweet for my preference in a brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4422) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Beige head quickly recedes to hug rim. Thin and malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2008
22oz bottle, purchased at the brewery. Labeled "brew 14". Pours brown, with a slightly reddish hue, capped wit a medium mocha head. Aroma of cocoa, malt, caramel, and some grain. Cocoa and chocolate come through as the primary flavors, with some peat and hazelnut serving as accents. Long, mildly bitter chocolate finish. Above average brown ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
urnamesucks (92) - New York City, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Had this during the beer tasting. It wasn’t as good once you paid for it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1837) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Bottle @ Brewery 08’. Roasted matls and hint of nutty funk in the profile. Thin and watery body. decent beer that would go well in a heavy session.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Pours dark brown, bit of a tan head. Aroma is a bit roasty and just a tad nutty. Taste is a bit of roasty malt, a bit nutty. Finish is just a bit nutty, maybe the tiniest hint of cocoa, watery. Mouthfeel is kind of thin, watery, carbonation seems just a bit off, comes close to dominating the flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1548) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2008
22 oz purchased at Tulley’s in Wells Maine. Pours a reddish brown color with a 1/2" tan head. Some brown lacing. Malt & barley on the nose with a medium mouthfeel. Flavor was malt, barley, some sweet brown sugar and some nuttiness. Good moderately priced brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1351) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Had this in Bottles bought in Bar Harbor. rich dark slightly cloudy amber, with nice tan head and lacing. you can smell the malts and the taste is big for a brown ale, with earthy tones, pepper and a bit of bite. Finishes with that complex sweet and bitter aftertaste

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
From a 22-oz. bottle purchased at liquor store in Bar Harbor, Maine--Poured a brown-mahogany body; clear with a frothy whitish head. Nose of roasted malts and mildly dry sugars. Bubbly body. Nose of grainy malts and slightly bitter hops. Mouth feel rather thin and somewhat sharp. Taste was of minimal coffee and brown sugar. Thin, watery barley finish. Very carbonated and slightly oxidized. Overall a decent brown ale.


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