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RATINGS: 254   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. Were 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. Its a winner!

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
12 oz bottle, cant remember who sent me this. Amber pour w/almost no head. Malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor w/touches of roasted nuts, some toffee, some caramel. Just a touch of hop bite on the finish. Smooth & easy to drink, alcohol is well hidden. Very true to style. Solid English Ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2011
On tap at Nimbus in south Tucson. Its a very dark brown color with medium carbonation. The smell is caramel malts, roasted malts, and mild hops. The tastes is a little sweet, some caramel flavor, brown sugar, and a little bitterness from the hops. Its like a light version of a barley wine. Overall pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle pours dark reddish brown; comes across somewhat bitter at the start but good balance at the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (6005) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
justinlaz (2) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011 does not count
A great, flavorful and strong beer (8%). Its a great mix of fruit and caramel and is surprising every time I take a sip. A great find for any true connoisseur.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12314) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2011
on tap-pours a light brown head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-licorice. Taste is sweet medium malt-licorice/roasty, some spice hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Cloudy brown pour, head dissipated quickly except for a bit around the edge of the glass. Good toasty aroma, but light. Good flavor of toasted malt, with a hint of caramel on the finish. A very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
On draft at the brewery in Tucson, Arizona Poured a beautiful dark amber/copper color. Off white head. Taste included notes of caramel and nut. Recommended

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (3003) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2011
Dark with a beige head. Caramel, toasted malts, chocolate, molasses, and booze in the nose. Fairly thick body. Flavor is much the same as the aroma with a bit of the alcohol shoing in the finish. Quite nice. Hides that 8% pretty well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
[Tap] Pours a copper color with a slight haze to it. Nice cap of white head. Aroma of molasses, hazelnut, and citrus hops. The taste is of mild cocoa, earthy malts, sweet toffee and breakfast pastries, brown sugar and dry roast. Noticeable alcoholic warming. Lingering dry spices and hops. Average mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Not bad. I would have rated this higher, but the balance seemed a little bit out of whack.


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