Nimbus Old Monkeyshine - Nimbus Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev -4.7%
appearance: Hazy dark bronze. Pretty fat messy off white head.
smell: butterscotch. very inviting, some dark fruit but butterscotch up front.
taste: quite different than the nose. Hint of butterscotch, not near as rich. Dry and slightly bitter finish.
overall: outstanding nose. A bit of a letdown after that.
02-20-2013 23:51:26 | More by cindyjeffsmith
3.58/5 rDev -6%
Wow! Nimbus is back in Orange County. And I happened to find a bottle of Nimbus that I hadn't tried before. From a stubby 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:
It's a gusher out of the bottle! Once that episode is over, we see a leather brown colored beer with an inch thick head and a few chunks of lace around the glass. The nose features toasted sugar, touches of pineapple, and brown sugar. Taste is somewhat fruity, features some pineapple and toasted sugar The firepower is acceptable, and the beer's alcohol is hard to find. The body is medium full with smooth carbonation that compliments the beer.
This is a mellow strong ale from Nimbus, and an acceptable one at that.
12-25-2012 19:47:18 | More by DoubleJ
3.18/5 rDev -16.5%
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some alcohol aromas. Taste is somewhat the same but there is a metallic flavor that overwhelms everything else. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer and not something I would seek out again.
12-17-2012 03:45:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
Consumed December 14th, 2012 from my trusty Triple Petrus tulip/snifter. The bottle is labeled April 2012, so the beer is between 8 and 9 months old.
Beer pours a ruddy caramel brown with deep garnet highlights. Almost no head despite a moderate pour. Small amount of sheeting.
Aroma is cinnamon and brown sugar with a touch of vanilla and molasses.
Flavor is fruity with an unfortunate note of cardboard oxidization. I'm going to blame the screw-off lid (what were you thinking, Nimbus, putting a beer meant to be aged in a screw-top bottle???) Dark candied fruits mingle with a touch of bready malt, followed by a bold, bitter finish. Some peppery spice and alcohol heat on the finish.
Mouthfeel is slightly thick.
Overall, a fine beer. Don't age it in the 12 oz bottle, though.
12-15-2012 04:06:41 | More by charlzm
3.1/5 rDev -18.6%
12 ounce bottle - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, very darkened amber body with a half-inch-head head of beige foam.
Smell: Moderate toastiness, crunchy char, and a faint note of brown sugar. Some dark fruit, some aniseed, but more than one's fair share of alcohol.
Taste: Well-toasted malts dosed with dark brown sugar. Slight burnt malt edge in back. Slight earthy hop hint. A touch of date, then licorice growing into a larger, albeit ill-defined spiciness adjoining the heated alcohol quality until the finish. Not too much going on here, sadly.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Lacks complexity, depth, and, more importantly, some much needed smoothness. For a second, I thought maybe some age would smooth it out, but I changed my mind.
10-07-2012 20:57:27 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.6/5 rDev -5.5%
12 oz. bottle tried 14 Mar 2011. Served in the (512) One snifter.
Smallish tan head. Well carbonated. Clear ruby brown in color. Aroma is roasty nuts with some toffee and cola. Fairly sweet and malty to start. Touch of cinnamon. Hazelnuts. Medium body, slightly warming ethanol. Flavor doesn't really linger, kind of washes out with a faint roasty bitterness at the end.
Finish is a bit disappointing but overall not bad.
08-19-2012 14:14:48 | More by htomsirveaux
Nimbus Old Monkeyshine from Nimbus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.