Review - Bar Harbor Brewing Company's Thunder Hole Ale
"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!" -- Bar Harbor Brewing Company
The pour is a light caramel color with a nice, two-finger frothy light brown head. The body settles out to a dark amber color. Aroma is of raw honey and sweet caramel malts. Initial taste is peanutty with a sublte bitterness, and as it passes over our tongues, we pick up a sweet maltiness at the finish with an average duration. The mouthfeel displays soft carbonation and a dry texture.
Reviewed on October 25th, 2007.