User37895 (3042) - - 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. 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. 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.
LiteWait (266) - 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. AirForceHops (7239) - 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.
thicksuds (449) - 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. BREWMUSKCLES (2686) - 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. ben4321 (6506) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Location: 22 oz bottle from Shop Rite - Hoboken, 2/24/11
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2011
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.
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 (3298) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2011
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.