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Our Old Monkeyshine Ale is an exceptional example of a true, traditional-style English Pub beer. Nimbus Old Monkeyshine Ale is medium bodied and possesses a distinct, dark roasted flavor. Its sweet malty taste is derived from liberal use of seven varieties of specialty malts and a touch of brown sugar. Our Old Monkeyshine Ale is dark in color, beginning with a slight caramel malt overtone and rounded with a relatively dry finish from its English Kent Goldings hops. The hops aroma is mildly subdued and the bitterness is just enough to balance the profile of this beer. Nimbus Old Monkeyshine Ale is a true premium ale and is priced accordingly. Were so proud of this beer for its body, taste, alcohol content and drinking enjoyment, it may just become our signature beer. Be warned: its wonderful malty sweetness camouflages the 8.0% alcohol by volume content. Its a winner!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Craig! Poured deep, ruddy brown with a short-lived cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted darker fruits, toffee, and cocoa with accents of earth and vanilla.. warmth brought out dirty alcohol notes that seemed off. The flavor found caramel, toffee, and fruit at the core, paired with rum-laden figs, earth, and much less pronounced cocoa.. the toasty finish was alright, but carried through some of the off flavors. Medium-bodied with rolling carbonation on the palate.. just a little rough around the edges.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3237) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Bottled. Darkish brown, murky pour, with a touch of head. Full, nutty, grainy aroma, with a an earthy flavor finishing in a touch of tart and brown sugar. Very clean and true to style. Easily quaffable, despite its high alcohol content.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2009
courtesy of fiulijn - clear brown colour with a poor head retention; aroma of wood and nut; good malt body and with some sweetness; a solid bitterness before a finish of bitter almonds and cabbage; quite soapy

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3267) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2009
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with Sparky27. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a large fluffy tan head that lasted through most of the glass and left partial lace. The aroma is weak crystal malt and not much else. The flavor is mostly crystal malt with some brown sugar and a touch of orange. Mediocre.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2701) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Dark copper pour with a small eggshelll head that left just a spot of lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, and cocoa. Surprisingly, chocolate finds its way to the palate along with caramel and brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel. Best of the bunch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 24, 2009
From Sparky27 via trade. Brownish copper and clear on the pour. A short, off-white head appeared as did spotty lacing. The aroma was a bit of dark fruit, lightly roasted and smoky malts and some thin chocolate. The flavor was roasted malts, light chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Thin mouthfeel with a touch of alcohol heat. Simple and to the point, but well done.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Monroe1ato (12) - Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Poured a dark ruby with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is plums, piney hops, a touch of caramel sweetness. Flavor is somewhat thin dark fruits, stale hops and metallic toffee. With chewier malts and American hops, Id probably like this a lot more. But then it would probably be an ASA instead of an ESA, and its no coincidence that I like the former more than the latter. Still not a bad attempt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2344) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Found this in a gift shop on main St. Sedona that had a small beer section off to the side. Poured a cloudy amber-brown with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet, with nuts and chocolate. Flavor is also lightly sweet, with some spiciness. A good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2055) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Many thanks to Ron for bringing back a quality beer to share from his trip out west. Cloudy amber appearance. German swarz-bier like stuff. Some malt, chocolate, hops, apples, roasted flavors all in the palate. Aroma is subtle, mostly malty and doughy. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Dark brown with a fluffy off white head. Toasty and caramel malts. Sweet with a little honey and bread. Hint of smoke and a nice rich body. Only so so for me.


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