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RATINGS: 247   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. Weíre 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. Itís a winner!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4007) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3970) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2005
2005 bottle, I assume (correct me if Iím wrong, Sebastian) graciously sent by FlacoAlto for no other reason than to let me try some Arizona micros. How about that?!
Initially, a small head appears, a sort of marble-cream-white, but it quickly flees to the edges of the glass. Smells of prunes and toffee with some light, dry, earthy roast. The roast is quite light and lets in some chocolate and light soy notes. No hops noted in the nose. The aroma strength is fairly weak, though. Flavor begins with a chocolate-fudge note, sweet and malty, with dry, earthy toffee lingering. Reminds me of what a good cigar and some espresso might taste like, only very faint tobacco and coffee notes are apparent. Very dry on the end, as I mentioned now about 3 times, but a sweet chocolate is there for balance. Very low carbonation, medium body and a slightly watery consistency. No alcohol noted. Chocolate covered prunes linger on and I find little in the way of yeast, though Iím not surprised as the beer seems to be filtered. Hmm, odd, I liked this beer much more than my score indicates, but I guess itís a tough style for me, statistically.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3922) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Bottle from cpkschubert; Nose of dark, fruits, with a little coffee in the background; clear, dark brown with a small tan head; flavor is of coffee, chocolate, and friuty malts with a little hops in the finish. Didnít really notice any alcohol, well covered.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3904) - - AUG 12, 2012
bottle. clear reddish brown with small head. subdued aroma. toasty caramel flavors. medium body. nothing really jumped out, but nothing offensive either. it went down easy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2008
12oz bottle. pours murky reddish brown with biege head. aroma notes of dough, toasted biscuit, yeast, some raisins, and mild chocolate. flavor is very yeasty and doughy with some dark fruits. a dry and yeasty finish. watery body. defines mediocrity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3840) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle: Poured a reddish brown with jello tan head. Aroma is caramel malt and alcohol. Taste is rich caramel malt sweet and warming. I really dig this beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (3817) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2003
This beer is a deep amber color. It is fairly clear with just a hint of chill haze. It smell malty sweet with a bit of fruitiness in the nose. Nice full bodied with a malty expression. This beer tenderly coats your mouth. This is a very well balanced beer, as an English expression of a strong ale should be. There is a hint of hop flavor that helps to carry the maltiness of this brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3786) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Aroma is mainly hoppy and woody, not strong but inviting. It pours a clear umber with a thick, fine-bubbled wheat head. Malty flavor has notes of hops, caramel and cloves. Texture has decent body and fizz. In the mood for some monkeyshines? Here dey iz!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3669) - 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.


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