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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. 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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Thanks Tonka! Pours a very dark reddish brown with a small creamy tan head. Sweet slightly burnt malt aroma with a decent amount of citrus hops, a bit fridgy. Darker flavor, burnt brown sugar with generous hopping, earthy. The 8% is pretty well hidden. Strong flavors that arenít overpowering, a bit plasticy. Medium body that isnít too full with fine sizzling carbonation. Pretty easy drinking for a beer with that burnt flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Nose of raisins and heavy malts. Well-carbonated. Roasted caramel and toffee flavors dominate, with some raisins in the background. Pretty good, one of my all time Tucson favorites.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Poured brown with little head. Aroma of molasses and brown sugar. Flavor was sugary, toffee, toasted malt. Hides the abv very well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guerde (1182) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2009
(bottle from Sparky27, thanks Eric!) Pours dark brown with an off-white head that settles to a thin film with adequate lacing. The aroma is very unique and quite sweet, with some fresh doughnuts, chocolate covered raisins, prune, and a subtle toasted malt lurking underneath. A little bit of black tea is detected as well. The flavor is mainly sweet, light notes of chocolate, slight raisin, and roasted malt as well. With the aroma being as strong as it was, Iíd thought there would be more flavor, but everything is rather restrained. Finishes out lightly bitter and roasted. Mouthfeel is medium, the carbonation is very smooth, and the 8% never shows up. This is a really solid beer. Thanks again Eric!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Thanks gunhaver for the share. Pours amber with an off-white head. Nose is brown sugar, plums, lots of malt, currants, and some noticeable hops. Flavor is sweet malt, currant, brown sugar, wood, vanilla, hops, and again, plum goodness. Generally nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2009
Pours a nice brown color with a tan head. Aroma is fruity, caramel, chocolate, toffee, some bread, brown sugar, and a hint of coffee. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, toffee, roast, fruity, a hint of coffee, nutty, and sweet slightly alcoholic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
bottle from cibo pizza in phoenix. Great food, and this was a really good beer. balanced, sweet, mellow and not watery.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3551) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle purchased by my wife in AZ, 2008. Pours an attractive dark reddish brown with a grey/white head which fades quickly. Rich aroma of toffee, wood and a tinge of oxidation. Flavor has heavy notes of rich caramel, candy apples, wood, toffee, brown sugar and earthy British hops. Has a nice balancing bitterness in the finish. Full, round and creamy with moderate carbonation. Really nice beer.


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