RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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!

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Tmoney99 (14381) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate nuts and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
(draft) Clear dark brown color. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, malty, lightly hoppy. Taste is mildly sweet, malty body, finishing with nice Earthy hoppiness. Medium body and fairly smooth.

Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
A reddish copper ale with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light fruity notes, faint molasses, alcohol warmth, not bad. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, so-so. On tap at brewery.

bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a reddish-dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of wood, molasses, licorice, toasted oats, nuts, cocoa, and coconut. Flavor of cocoa, burnt malt, caramel, and some fruit with a bitter finish. Complex and unique, but somewhat unbalanced.

Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2009
courtesy of fiulijn - clear brown colour with a poor head retention; aroma of wood and nut; good malt body and with some sweetness; a solid bitterness before a finish of bitter almonds and cabbage; quite soapy

hopdog (12470) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2006
Bottle acquired in trade with FlactoAlto (thanks!). Poured a deep reddish / brown with an averaged sized off white head. Lots of small floaters. Aromas of caramel, light chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar and all around malty. Softer tastes of caramel, roasted malts, and chocolate. Alcohol content hidden. A bit on the thin side.

jcwattsrugger (12418) - 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.

hopscotch (11051) - 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!

daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Aroma has some roasted malt, banana, wheat bread and light toffee. Flavor has some nice notes, but its a bit overwhelmed by an alcohol flavor that isn’t so welcomed. I get some good malt, caramel, light yeast, some light buttery notes...but the finish is a bit hot and bitter. An odd one here.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/30/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

dark ruby red, scant beige head that’s easily roused, bits of lace, gusher but average carbonation, strong dark caramel malt aroma with light sweetness, creamy body, rich dark caramel and chocolate flavor, light fruity character, a touch of gritty brown sugar sweetness but otherwise dry, a touch of earthy hop flavor, very low bitterness but balanced,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

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