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RATINGS: 243   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle... Dark, cloudy, burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Terrific retention. The malty, caramel aroma also offers vinous notes and a hint of molasses. Bold, beefy flavor with chewy malts and restrained alcohol. Good balance; moderately sweet and just bitter enough. Full-bodied with medium carbonation. Finishes mildly bitter and warming. Kudos to FlacoAlto for supplying the bottle!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Sampled a nice 6 pack a few months ago. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Drinks really smooth. Alcohol is high but good. Very malty. A well crafted strong ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3586) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Bottled. Darkish brown, murky pour, with a touch of head. Full, nutty, grainy aroma, with a an earthy flavor finishing in a touch of tart and brown sugar. Very clean and true to style. Easily quaffable, despite its high alcohol content.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11812) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (310) - USA - OCT 26, 2013
A gift from a friend in AZ. Poured into a pint glass being dark amber brown with a one inch tan head that laced nicely down the glass during consumption. Strong malty sweetness of caramel & very light booze. Definite dark fruity roasted toffee yet a dry finish of hops. Like the bitter end of this beverage. Balanced very well. Overall this is a better than average English style pub beer. Would easily consume again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (523) - - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from BevMo, Phoenix. Rich caramel malt aroma with some roasted toffee. Pours brownish amber with a light brown head and decent lacing. Sweet caramel with some brown sugary notes. Finishes with the roasted toffee and just a bit of hops at the very end. I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3239) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 21, 2003
tap-old chicago-tucson the last beer of the weekend while i was watching football at old chicago. Very strong aroma full of spice, banana, hops, and sweetness. appearance was murky brown. Flavor was very complex-hops, nuts, banana, and spices. my only downfall here was a thin palate, but that may have been because of the old chicago mugs on ice.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2005
12oz bottle. Nice brownish body, white head, good lacing. Nose was really caramel and malt, spices and sweetness. Damn the taste is all alcohol, If it came close to the nose this would be a great brew.


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