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Pony Express Thunderbolt Nut Brown Ale

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Formerly brewed at Flying Monkey Brewing
Style: Brown Ale
Olathe, Kansas USA

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   ABV: -
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A brown ale brewed with crystal and chocolate malts for a complex, yet smooth finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2003
deep brown color, big fat frothy light brown head (one of the darker heads i've seen on a beer other than an imperial stout). aroma is slightly chocolatey with maybe a creamy or milky quality? aroma also has a perfumey/floral quality to it. flavor is slightly roasty malts with a mildly hoppy, slightly roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6354) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (nutty, caramel, toasted light bread), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, heavily bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Nice malt aroma with no grapefruit or pine sap to ruin it. Very good flavor balance, but a bit too far off the bitter end (for the style). Looks great in the glass, lasting head over a rich brown color.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2002
clear dark brown, nicely retained off white head. mild roasty and chocolatey aroma. starts out sweet with hints of vanilla and moves into a nutty, roasty, slightly vegetal hop finish. thanks to indra for hooking this up.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
This is a nice drinking nut brown ale. It has a pleasant aroma. Good session beer. Thanks Indra

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2270) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2002
Deep brown; Impressive head; minimal nose. slightly above average brown, but only slightly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4379) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Doughy aroma. Malty, molasses, coffee and chocolate flavor. Exceptionally smooth. Deep cola brown with virtually no head. Excellent label. Trailing chocolate palate, minimally tart. Excellent and surprising.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Pours a creamy tan head that lasts. Nice, deep russet color. The aroma is sweet with some spiciness. The body is light with a good carbonation. The flavor is fruity, followed by a gentle toffee and nuttiness - very light chocolate notes in the background - and some light spiciness. Extremely well balanced, gentle bitterness. Nice finish that just slips away leaving a touch of dryness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Deep garnet in color, the head is frothy and beige, the lace is adequate. Nose is malt, hints of caramel, and light nutlike sweetness. Front is malt and slightly sweet, the top is light, the finish is acidic, dry, nicely hopped and to me a nice representative ’Brown Ale’. Ranks #628 on my master beer list. Thanks Indra’.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2002
Nutty aroma, nutty taste, good brown.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2002
The pony express has galloped outta town and left some very satisfied customers behind. This brown has far more nuttiness and drinkability than most! It’s almost mild, but that would seem like a backhanded compliment. Absolutely fantastic! God help ’ya if you’re looking to get you’re hands on this. It’s sort of a Kansas thing. Ask Indra (a great trader) to get some for you.


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