1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Nimbus Old Monkeyshine - Nimbus Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Nimbus Old MonkeyshineNimbus Old Monkeyshine

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

173 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 173
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 16
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nimbus Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/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. 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 8.2% alcohol by volume content. It's a winner!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 173 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dutch58
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Lobina
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BrettMRogers
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of yemenmocha
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of gwiedman1
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ryannosaurus
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Pours deep dark garnet-brown with a significant creamy tan head

Aroma is light, malty and yeasty notes primarily.

Flavor is an amazing roasty toasty alcohol fueled mess. Sweetness is highly notable, perfectly balanced to the hoppy/roasty side. A little spice from the Goldings. Not terrifically complex, but a masterfully done biggish beer.

Body is robust, approaching the imperial stout range.

Far bigger beer than most browns, bordering on the imperial stout realm... not as black and balanced a little dryer. I'm kicking myself that I bypassed this one as often as I have in the past... damn good beer at an excellent price point.

Photo of cmh2
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of jakewatt135
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of SJbigtuna
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of chosenone23
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of trytoketchup
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of nleaders
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of 442Much
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of BrahptimusPrime
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Necronomad
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of keegan85
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of halfbarrelbrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Brinks
4/5  rDev +4.7%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Nimbus Old Monkeyshine from Nimbus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.