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RATINGS: 143   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2002
One of the most unfortunate names Iíve ever come across in the world of beer. Cloudy red-tinged brown; light toast & Mexican drinking chocolate; sweetish chocolatey finish. Not bad, but too simple.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2007
(22oz bottle) Hazy copper/brown body with large fluffy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, nut, some metallic. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some chocolate, nut/salt, light roast, sourness, faint earthy. Light-medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11094) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and nuts aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a complex soft brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/25/1995

rich full-bodied ale

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10481) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
A nice clear brown ale with a thick light moka head. A sweet caramel and cinnamon aroma. In mouth, a sweet malt, light nutty notes, a bit of caramel. Medium bodied. Bottle from Inertiaboy. shared Aug. 2008, while harvesting his hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
22oz bottle. Poured a brown color, with some amber tints, and a small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, coffee, chocolate, some citrus, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, and roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2006 Any first impressions?
-A gangly head slowly collapses onto the maroon dress.
-A pleasantly roasty and nutty nose dims out, once settled into the glass, into a frail herbal cola.
-A filet of caramel sweetness surrounds the roasted maltiness.
-Itís pretty carbonated and lean-bodied, which makes it an easy-to-drink pint.

What if you dig deeper?
-Some mineral character undermines the aroma, but evaporates with time.
-Leafy hoppiness hangs on to the flaky roastiness.
-Finishes modestly, with light roasty dryness, and sweet hazelnut suggestions.
-A decent brown ale, flavorful yet somehow understated.
-By the way, this is a bolder version of their Lighthouse Ale; same recipe with a little more of everything.

Bottle; no date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7965) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle. Chocolate malt aroma with light metallic hint. Dark reddish brown color with moderate head. Chocolate and brown sugar malt flavor with moderate hops finish. Very nice flavor. An overall nice tasting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7184) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Bottled thanks to Ambergirl! Poured a clear medium caramel with an explosive cap of off-white head. Nose was soft, yet grainy... with coffee and caramel. Flavor was really about the same... coffee and caramel provide a nice sweet malty base... mild woodsy hops round out the edges. Smooth, creamy, and lighter-bodied on the palate... very little bitterness. This really was never exciting.. but it worked. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
22oz bottle, shared. Clear dark ruby red color. Thin khaki head, few dots of lace. Nice maple syrupy malty nose. Body slightly on the bigger side, smoother carbonation, light chocolate malt. Mild aftertaste. Dry texture. Nice, interesting amber / brown ale.

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