Styles (2016) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2006
Bottle courtesy of FlacoAlto. Aroma very nutty and cardboard like-stale maltiness. Faint hop background. Flavor again is very nutty up front with bitter english hop finish. Very dry. Just o.k. jercraigs (11166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2006
It has got a monkey on it, it has to be good right? Ruby brown body, small tan head. Sweet fruity booze in the aroma hints at brown sugar with a very muted roast malt touch. Lightly roasty acidity dominates my flavour impression over the muted malt. It’s a touch light and a bit flat, it feels like maybe they were trying to make it cask like. Interesting but not for me today. [8%? Wow! I did not taste that at all!] Thanks for the rarity MDS! kepano (284) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Beyond entertaining names and labels, Nimbus had failed to impress and so my suspicions of the brewer were to remain mediocre without an intervention of my last two contenders. Unfortunately, Old Monkeyshine was not the miracle I hoped for. In appearance it gloomed coagulating red, and bubbled a custard froth. Metallic grape juice emerges on the nose, followed by tinny malts of the caramel and coffee varieties, and a melange of fruity and earthy qualities. Cherry and unmistakable watermelon appear at first, but soon reveal the more pungent aromas of walnut and raw pumpkin. An awkward sensation of sour grapes replaced the metallic aspect on the tongue, engulfed in bland chocolate malts, raw pumpkin and piney hops. The palate is pleasantly soft and certainly hides its alcohol, but finishes in a bumbling bitter and sour aftertaste. Unique, but not the profile I enjoy. jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Bottle thanks to cbkschubert. Poured a cloudy brown body with thin head. Aroma is of sweet malt, caramel. Flavor is bittersweet with malt, caramel and syrupy aftertaste. Sometimes too sweet... kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
SuperDave (2555) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2008
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
Poured a cloudy amber-brown with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet, with nuts, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavor is also lightly sweet, with some spiciness on the rather watery finish. A good brew, but I wanted something more from it. joergen (29799) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized white head.
Sweet and light acidic aroma of spices and berries.
Spicy flavour of caramel, fruits and liquorice with notes of yeast.
Yeasty finish. Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Blind tasting at Papsoe’s. Hazy amber colour with a little weak head. Aroma of roastedness, yeast and some spices. Flavour of malt, roastedness, a little alcohol, and some sourness. machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Poured deep brown with a small light tan head. The aroma was malty with hints of caramel and raison. Flavor was a well blended hop bitterness with malty caramelly notes. The alcohol is up front and the hops mellow out as the beer warms. Very nice. notalush (5985) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2010
Very sweet, even for the style - very smooth, though - loads of toffee, as well as caramelized sugars, along with a faint buttery diacetyl flavor around the edges - some roasted nuts, dark fruit, and a hint of tartness on the end - not too bad, just way sweet.