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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. We’re 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. It’s a winner!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2568) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2007
nice pour a mahogony mixed with brown w/ a tan thick creamy head and some great lacing. some light english toffee aromas a definate toasted carmely malt and grain and a hint of maybe a floral hop. Palate is avg nothing stands out in it really. Flavor is definatelly the english malt and hop variety. Some good toffees hints of carmel and chocolate and a full lightly toasty grain. Nice taste easy to drink. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, graininess, carob and nuts. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toasted malt, carob, carmel and a hint of nuts with a smooth lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle. A nice, drinkable brew w/ a huge caramel/brown ale flavor. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2007
From a 12oz Bottle. Obtained in a trade with footy 4/2007. Pours a somewhat murky, deep ruddy brown color with a ruddy caramel opaqueness and a creamy layer of quickly dissipating cashew colored head. Chewy toffee nose with some light honeyed green raisins and fruity caramels. Brown sugar and a hint of alcohol detectable, but not excessive. Medium to full bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel. Lots of dark, but dry fruit skins coat the palate immediately. Well oiled leather, dark toasty biscuit, and a touch of smokey tobacco leaf. A subtle splash of earthy, spicy EKG’s come through on the backend, along with a sutble kiss of alcohol warmth. Relatively dry finish considering the body, with a final smack of earthy smoked nuts. Thanks, Rudy!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Brown sugar aroma is slightly vinuous. Reddish brown body wiht a light palate. Tangy malt flavor with some light hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Pretty good showing with this beer. An aroma of strong malts, subtle earthy character and a caramel undertone. Appearance is cola like in color with a smallish off-white head. Flavor is predominantly malts, slightly spicy with a clean finish. The 8% alcohol is hidden pretty well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1641) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Chestnut brown pour, light exposing burgundy edges. Rotting grasses and maple soaked pears on the nose. Oddly hoppy. Sour citrus tastes give way to green apples and cinnamon, eventually to fade into a beige honey sweetness. Alcohol is, pleasantly, hard to find. Hints of bananas foster and sweet woods. Palate is raw and slightly cloying in its stickiness. Rather apart from its style, accomplishing little, but still worthwhile. Thanks Luis!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Bottle. Pours brown with minimal head. Very malty aroma with some fruits. Taste is malty with some hops and ends tasting like syrup. Smells much better than it tastes!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 12 oz bottle given to me by a friend. He really likes this brew, so he gave me a couple of bottles. Thanks Kelan. Pours relatively clear dark brown with a half finger light tan head. The aroma is quite malty with some fruit in there for good measure. The taste is very intriguing it is both sweet and malty with some hops in there as well. This is really pretty yummy. This is fien beer with a lot of character. It is also gets a bit syrupy towards the bottom of the glass

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11788) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Something of a dark malt aroma with dark fruit. Clear dark brown color with orange hilites. A beige head that didn’t really stay. Starts full mouthfeel, dark brown sweet, followed by hop. It’s sweet, but not sticky. The hop arguably balances the malt, and the finish is relatively dry and lightly bitter. The sweet is kind of earthy, not candy.

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