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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
CasualApathy (6) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2013 does not count
Dark in color with a small light head. Pretty much smells like it tastes, sweet with hints of toffee and caramel corn. A bit too sweet for my tastes, but I wouldn’t say it’s a bad beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
AFter an Arizona trip filled with pale ales and IPAs and the standard brewery beers, this English Strong is quite a palate-attacking change. A sweet toffee and butterscotch aroma, with a brown color. This is sweet and toffee sticky and a tad lactic/milky. An okay beer, but perhaps would score higher if I hadn’t had so many hops already in my system. Quite a bit of butterscotch though. But there’s also some hops at the w2ay end of this. Really hard to get a handle on this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1390) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
On draft at the brewpub bistro cola color with a slight head aroma of toasted malt tastes is bitter sweet with no distinct flavor shinny through

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4491) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
On draft at the Nimbus Bistro in Tucson AZ. Pours a clear dark amber with a tan head. Malty nose. Flavors of roasted nuts. Crisp finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Draft, Rich amber beer with a cream head. Cocoa and malt aroma. Malt and caramel flavor with light cocoa. Medium bodied. Malt and caramel lingers with light cocoa.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2013
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cold. Aroma: Dark roasty malt. A little caramel, but mostly just malt. Appearance: Dark, translucent rust body, sparse off-white head. Taste: All roasty, semi-sweet malt, and a little bit of caramel again. Palate: You don’t taste the 8.2% alcohol. At all. Short finish. Mild sweetness, mild bitterness. Overall: Great beer. Watch out! It will creep up on you and mess you up. Drinks easy, nice and malty, but dangerous haha.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle; poured a dark color with a big off white head. No notes on aroma. Flavor had some dark fruit, and a bit of sweetness and hop bitterness. A tad on the thin side for the abv.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2999) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my new silipint. A: Poured dark reddish-brown, with a proper, creamy tan head that lasted a good while and left good lacing. S: Smells like toasted sweet malt with hints of brown sugar and caramel. Taste: dark malts with hints of dark fruits, caramel, and roasted nuts. M: Medium-low carbonation wrks well for this full-bodied beer, Very smooth. O: A very tasty English style pub ale with remarkably well hidden alcohol.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pasharnik (1) - - MAY 27, 2013 does not count
It's what I would call an acquired taste; but once acquired nothing else will do. Pasharnik

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deaconmike (422) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
On tap at Taco Mac. Nice looking pour - dark reddish brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is caramel apple, butterscotch, toasted malt and molassess. I liked the aroma better than the taste presented the toasted malt and caramel, but not a lot of complexity. There was a kind of metallic taste that kept creeping in and a bit more sourness than i prefer. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness. Mouth feel was fairly thick despite only moderate carbonation. Interesting brew, glad I’d tried.


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