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Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter) - Hambleton Ales

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Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter)Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter)

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hambleton Ales visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AMo on 02-29-2008)
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Photo of templar316


2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a beutiful pitch black until held to the light when large amounts of ruby highlights emerge. The head vanishes light a bad dream nonexistent and insubstantial. The aroma is enticing bready, chocolate, dark fruit, hints of pipe tobacco and coffee. But the flavor is flat all the subtle character of the nose is gone, buried by a sulfery explosion to a bitter hop bite. It goes down smooth and is easy drinking, but I wanted to like this beer alot more than I did, especially after the sniff.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2009 02:24:51 | More by templar316
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-25-2012 03:11:34 | More by pin
Photo of biglite351


3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - light through the middle of the glass. Quick falling head.

S - actually has a strong sweet booze smell. Barley and malt is there as well.

T - quite smokey, maybe a mild burnt barley. Sweet middle with a bitterness in the after taste.

M - very light coating with a very mild tingle on tip of tongue.

D - the bitter after taste would get old.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 02:03:14 | More by biglite351
Photo of nquigley16


3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

10-05-2012 21:00:00 | More by nquigley16
Photo of KAF


3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-13-2014 01:45:18 | More by KAF
Photo of froghop


3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear dark brown with a ruby tint, a small tan head, and good lacing.

smell is of cocoa, some coffee, and a touch of vanilla.

taste is of cocoa, weak coffee, a touch of vanilla bean, and some malt, ends a tad bitter.

overall not that bad of a porter.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 23:03:07 | More by froghop
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New York

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 500mL into a beer stein. Dark opaque brown/black topped with a decent cream head.

S: toasty malt leads the way, cocoa powder, general sense of earthiness and must

T: in line for an English Porter, but lies on the bland side. only a hint of bitterness at the end keeps things interesting.

M: crisp ale fizz, rather light overall feel especially for a porter

D: could be easily sessioned all afternoon. It smells lovely, and while there are no flavors that pop out, it's still enjoyable all around. Think of it as an alternative to typical bar fodder that doesn't suck, or as a pub ale that happens to look dark. Long way of saying it doesn't come close to stacking up to other porters in robustness, but does its thing nicely.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 04:32:21 | More by Richardberg
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-17-2013 02:10:07 | More by PumaSaysRawrr
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-11-2012 01:30:11 | More by RogerDoger
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear dark brown with ruby red highlights and no lasting head.

Smells malty, vague chocolate scent.

Malts malts mlats, lasting yeast impression, vaguely chocolatey.

Creamy in the mouth but not as thick as most porters.

I don't know how pleased I was with this one, it wasn't bad but I've had some much better porters.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 07:01:51 | More by donteatpoop
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-18-2013 18:34:54 | More by zenithberwyn
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-07-2013 17:28:37 | More by BillRoth
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-19-2014 19:25:19 | More by deapokid
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-23-2014 04:31:17 | More by Beerlover
Photo of Douglas88


3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle bought at College Liquors. Pours a dark ruby-brown color with a swirling off-white head. The aroma is very interesting; dark fruits, figs maybe, some chewing tobacco, red man for sure. The taste is also interesting; initial sweet notes of toasted malts and sweet fruits, but a powerful tobacco presence, some hops in the finish. Not anything like any porters I've had, but pretty nice. The mouthfeel is a bit lighter than I'd like though.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 03:42:07 | More by Douglas88
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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a very dark, brown body with some reddish hints to it and a small, off-white head.

Smell: Aroma of roasted barley and a blend of semi-sweet chocolate and molasses.

Taste: Chocolatey, roasty malts with a slight taste of raw barley. Fairly restrained sweetness. Medium earthy bitterness. Whisper of smoke. Drying finish with a ramped up roastiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Touch of creaminess to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: A fine, relatively pleasing English porter.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2008 22:57:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of Tone


3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color. 1/2 inch head of a pale tan color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of roasted malt, earthy malt, grass, slight hops, and some slight spice aroma. Fits the style of an English Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and thick with a high carbonation level. Tastes of strong alcohol, smooth earthy malts, slight hops, and a strong overall bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2009 02:59:04 | More by Tone
Photo of claspada

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nutty brown with an equally nutty brown head; retention & lacing are a bit low for the style.
Smells of mild roasted malt, nuttiness and brown sugar.
Yummy, mild toast that you would expect from an English style beer. The more you let it warm to room temp and smell and taste, the more you notice the chocolate and roast qualities that it possesses. The only down quality to this beer is the body/mouth-feel; it seems more like a robust brown ale than a porter, not enough harsh characteristics that accompany a porter. I would gladly have it again, nothing monumental, just good.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 21:14:47 | More by claspada
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3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a cellar temperature bottle into an Allagash glass. The beer is a dark brown in color; it's nearly opaque. There a re a few spots where some ruby colored light makes its way though. On top there is a big brown foam head. It settles down to a smaller foamy layer, kind of similar to a glass of soda. The aroma has some bitter dark malt smells. It's also slightly estery. There are smooth, earthy malt flavors that I can taste as soon as the beer hits my tongue. I swish the beer about and can taste a bit of sweetness. After swallowing, a mild bitter aftertaste makes an appearance. The coat left behind has a root-like bitterness to it. Overall, it's an average porter taste. It has a medium body with some carbonation I can feel (especially when I move the beer around in my mouth). There is thin coat left behind that packs more flavor than some other beers. It's also a little bit sticky. It seems to have a body that I would expect to find in a heartier beer. This beer drinks very easily. It's smooth and none of the flavors are too strong. At 5% ABV, I could see myself enjoyign a few rounds of this on a dreary day over a plate of British food (much like I am doing today).

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 21:54:41 | More by ToasterChef
Photo of AMo


3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hambleton Nightmare Yorkshire Porter pours a thin dark brown with a light tan frothy head. The taste is nicely mellowed of malts and barley. Malt aromas are most dominant and moderatly strong in the smell. Mouthfeel is silky smooth and creamy. There is a moderate amount of carbonation and a light and airy feel that makes this quite pleasant as well. Drinkability right off the bat is suprisingly good with its nice smooth mouthfeel; however, the taste is somewhat lacking and really hides behind everything else. The taste comes out a little more as it warms, but still not enough to have a big wow factor.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2008 04:33:24 | More by AMo
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-14-2013 15:54:06 | More by Hopheadjeffery
Photo of tmitch75


3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep dark black, just a little brown light gets through. Fluffy white head. Looks great.

Roasty and creamy aroma, and there is definitely an oaty character there too.

Roasted malt is prominent with a touch of chocolate. All the flavors seem a little muted.

Smooth creaminess helps overcome the light body, but it really could use a fuller body.

The body is too light, but it helps make this beer a little more refreshing and drinkable. This would go well with barbeque on a warm summer day.

Sampled on 4/24/08.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 15:15:03 | More by tmitch75
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-29-2014 02:10:00 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of morimech


3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle. Has a dark brown color and is clear. One finger of tan head forms and has good retention. Moderate lacing is left on the glass. Nice malt aroma with chocolate and tobacco elements. The flavor is good with chocolate and coffee flavors. Also has a slight earthy quality as well. Finishes with a slight burnt bitterness. The body is a bit thin and overcarbonated. A nice mild porter. Would like to see more substance in the body however.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 22:08:07 | More by morimech
Photo of Suds


3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a garnet red color, with shades of darkness and a monstrously tall and firm head. The aroma is nutty, with a fresh-earth quality. Woody, toasted, bread-like, and a little dark fruit. Nice smell. The taste is quite dry, with a continuation of the nutty, toasted malt. At times, its a bit slick on the tongue, although the carbonation does remain a little higher than expected. Medium-full in body. The finish is clean, with a lingering malt-flavor and just enough bitterness for balance.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 02:01:26 | More by Suds
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Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter) from Hambleton Ales
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