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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6164) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2004 This is dark copper with an alcoholy, nut, malt, and light smoke character. This is a good strong English ale impression. RE-RATE after visiting the brewpub ... pretty much same comments ... strong, but not overpoweringly sugared. Sweet, but balanced. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (5820) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2006
On tap: Light malty aromas of caramel and chocolate. Dark brown with orange hilights and a small beige head with nice lacing. Flavor is a little weak with watery caramel and chocolate, hints of roasted grain, and light bitterness in the finish. Suprisingly no hints of alcohol with so little other flavors to cover it up. Not enough strong flavors for me. Rather boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5816) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Sampled at the brewpub. I really don’t get much of a nose here. Malt and rich fruit. The flavorvis much morebpronounced and vibrant. Lots of fruit. Dark and citrus varieties. Some anise pops in along with cocoa. This is entertaining to try. So much is going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Malty nose of roast and some lighter notes of caramels and dark fruits, some hoppy notes as well - lightly earthy and floral. Pours dark brown with a nice creamy off whie head, sticky sheets of lace. Nice looking stuff. Roast, dark malts, some darker malt sweetness shows up, nice floral hop finish with more solid roast notes. A touch of alcohol here and there, mildly earthy and dry. Some light sugary sweetness shows up in the finish with light vanilla flavors as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5535) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Deep brown/red pour with creamy tan head and lace. Toasted malt, abv, and cough syrup. Abv, toasted malt, and a nice sweetness. Medium bodied but a bit fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Brown caramel color, light head and lacing. Nose is again, vegetal with some alcohol and fruity notes showing themselves. The flavor is fairly woody with some dry malts and splinters. Finishes with a light sherry note along with some maple and plum notes. Zug.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2010
Very sweet, even for the style - very smooth, though - loads of toffee, as well as caramelized sugars, along with a faint buttery diacetyl flavor around the edges - some roasted nuts, dark fruit, and a hint of tartness on the end - not too bad, just way sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kramer (5435) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with a fluffy off-white head. Clear with no sediment in bottle. Grainy malt aroma with some cooked veggies, borderline offensive really. More grainy malt in the flavor as well, with minimal hops. If there’s a positive to this beer at all, it’s that the 8.2% ABV is not detectable at all. Finish seems to indicate some oxidation. Thin mouthfeel with a watery finish and moderate carbonation. Second beer from these guys, and second loser. I wish they would date their bottles so that I would know that this was fresh or not. This was nothing like the commercial deScription would prepare you for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5345) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Sampled from 12-oz bottle, shared by moelikebeer. Pours a semi-clear dark amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of toasted, powdered dark malt, some toffee, iced tea and some grassy hops. Taste is medium bodied, toasted dark malt, some dry tea, tobacco, and a hint of licorice. Finish is semi-dry, a little powdered tobacco/toffee aftertaste that slowly disappears. Alcohol is well hidden

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