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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7775) - Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
1/19/13. 12oz bottle from 5 Points in Valdosta. Brown pour, lots of red under the light, with a small tan head that fades to a small ring and barely laces. Dark fruits, burnt caramel, and a touch of oxidation in the aroma. Rich maltiness with sweet, dark fruits, caramel, and some oxidation, but it’s not unwelcome. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7505) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2006
Pours a transparent dark copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma of dry toasty caramel with a hint of butterscotch. Body starts with a semi-sweet toasty dark caramel flavor finishing more dry and earthy with a lingering sticky bitterness. A decent English strong ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7006) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2008
This came in a trade with Shyam. Thanks! Pours a deep copper brown with ruby hues and head that is absolutely non-existent. The aroma right out of the fridge and right out of the bottle was extremely mild, but once it warmed there was a subtle malt aroma that included a touch of spice and biscuit. Flavor was very sugary with plenty of caramel and brown sugar but not a lot else. Finish was a little dry with a touch of lasting sweetness. Drinkable, even with the high alcohol content, but very forgettable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6987) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Trade with drowland - thanks! Pours a hazy dark orange with a sticky khaki colored head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma has a soapy tint to it, a touch of smelly feet. Flavor is a tad better than the aroma with some orange marmalade notes, some caramel, a touch of booziness, a yeasty finish. thick enough mouthfeel. Needs some work.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6758) - Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2010
On tap at Nimbus
Appearance: Clear dark copper with small white head and good lacing
Aroma: Sweet Caramel malts
Taste: Caramel and nutty
A decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Clear reddish brown color/ fleeting head. Nice ripe dark pit fruit, spicy sweet aromas. medium body. Sharp, spicy caramel flavors with ripe pit fruits, mildly boozy finish. decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle: Dark brown, coppery tint, large fluffy light beige head, clumpy lacing, light carbonation.   Nose of brown sugar, apple and pear skin, slight soy, biscuity, with a very slight campfire.   Tart fruity skin on the tongue, soy and brown sugar, slightly nutty, resides on the malty side.   Little to no hop profile, which is fine with me.   Moderate to full body, mouthfeel is fairly average.   Finishes with a large brown sugar apple/pear skin profile.   Not bad.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6510) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Yet another bottle provided by Chris and served in my Ratebeer tulip: Rich ruby brown hue with a nice creamy off-white head and very good lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of crabapple and elderberry esters, caramel and biscuity malts, EKG hops, and very dusty yeast vapours. Boy the taste is not what I expected at all with an interesting acidic twang and even notes of beets over an earthy layer of peat and wild flowers. There is some caramel and bready characteristics in the middle before the finish displays a chalky and nutty dry tone. The mouth feel is too thin and does nothing to enhance the experience. A beer that starts nice but flames out and never reaches what it could be. Arggh...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2006 Bottle (12oz). Shared with jerc, mds and tupalev - mds’ bottle. Poured clear deep ruby-amber with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, wood, sweet, dry, dusty, yeasty. Dry, roasty, bitter aroma - nutty, some bitter chocolate and coffee grounds, long bitter finish. Average body, a little astringent, fairly flat - very nice beer, not sure about the style.


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