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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
This is a really good English style ale. Bog frothy almost nitro head to it. Oodles of malt taste. I could drink a lot of these. Nice carbonation on the back end too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate nuts and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3553) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Deep amber out of the bottle with a thin off white head. Toffee sweet nose with some butter. This is a subtle barley wine with some burnt toffee sweetness, dark bread and dark malts. The bitterness in the finish is almost hot. This seems small for a barley wine and is almost quaffable, but still an enjoyable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SandK (44) - Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Slightly above average dark beer, just a smidge on the flat side. Loved the chocolaty aftertaste though! K- 2.5/5 S-3.9/5

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - AUG 25, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010 Shared with Travlr in the Nimbus Brewpub in Tucson. Offers moderate spiciness and caramel flavors behind a hint of alcohol. A nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Draft at Lobo Bar, the 358th Fighter Squadron hootch, courtesy of Gotta - thank you Captain! Clear brownish maroon, small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, taste is similar. Decent body. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2681) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Thanks to maltajo for the bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with a thin off white head. English toffee, cherry and hints of hops in the aroma.Taste is smooth malt, spicy and touches of brown sugar. An excellent english ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3334) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle; poured a dark cola brown with a big, frothy khaki head. Aroma of caramel, bread, fruit, sweetness, and a bit of nuts. Flavor was very bready, cocoa and caramel. Some mineral and nutty qualities.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (9439) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Aroma has some roasted malt, banana, wheat bread and light toffee. Flavor has some nice notes, but its a bit overwhelmed by an alcohol flavor that isn’t so welcomed. I get some good malt, caramel, light yeast, some light buttery notes...but the finish is a bit hot and bitter. An odd one here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (3483) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
12 oz. bottle thanks to BavarianPurity! It pours a dark amber color with a small tan head. The aroma is straight brown sugar and chocolate malt. The flavor is very sweet with a big maple syrup, brown sugar, molasses thing going on, yet it remains pretty light bodied. It has a nice bitter, toasty finish. This is a pretty nice beer, but a little too sweet and syrupy. (in the flavor not the body)


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