Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter) - Hambleton Ales
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3.81/5 rDev +3.5%
Nightmare is a solid English Porter, and not too much more. There's a nice treacle flavor over roasted malt and barley. The mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy, and the drinkability is great. Overall, it's just an average English porter. Tasty, but lacking any sort of wow factor.
06-16-2013 02:52:28 | More by shand
3.81/5 rDev +3.5%
Dark brown (SRM 23) with ruby highlights. A modest ochre head is rocky and short-lived, while ample carbonation forms on the Harp nonic glass. Sticky lace resides above this clear Porter.
Roasted malt with fudge brownies and some sweet coffee while molasses is released by warmth.
This Porter is quite bitter for its style, with more of a roasted malt bitterness than one would expect. Nutty, with light black coffee and no real chocolate. Burnt sugar and pumpernickel bread are detected in a long, dry, bitter finish. This improves with warmth as it adds some peat and smoke to the experience.
A medium body with rough texture, prickly carbonation, and no alcohol. This one is quite dry.
This made for a good compliment to a cold, damp day. One can imagine wearing an oversized wool sweater while drinking a few pints and conversing during a card game all afternoon.
04-21-2013 21:23:53 | More by SLeffler27
4.13/5 rDev +12.2%
Poured from the cask into a half pint/tumbler like glass. Asked which version this was and they said Yorkshire.
A gorgeous light tan/caramel head, and a fluffly like top is presented. Very solid uniform bubbles in the head all over and sitting on a real nice woody brown dark mahogany body, hints of red hues all throughout as the light can just get through. Shimering, just a gorgeous color great looking.
Mild hazelnut sweetness on the nose, but then classic charing porter richness with a huge tannic nut sense. Roasty, dry. Smells great.
Taste matches the nose quite nicely. This is like drinking a bowl of dark nuts, walnuts, chestnuts hazelnuts it's all there. Rooftop dry mouth tannins. Slightly creamy/buttery cask feeling but also a hint of wetness and light texture. Roast malt hits with a large dry action but controlled.
Overall this is a real fun beer out of the cask, with lots of playful attitude. Easy going and real enjoyable.
04-09-2012 23:45:22 | More by smakawhat
3.78/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
02-05-2011 02:01:26 | More by Suds
3.2/5 rDev -13%
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.
08-03-2010 02:03:14 | More by biglite351
3.65/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
07-30-2010 21:14:47 | More by claspada
4.1/5 rDev +11.4%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a mahogany brown color and a somewhat hazy consistency. There was a half inch of off white, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.
S: A nice and strong aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee.
T: Tasted of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits. Very smooth, but not as complex as you might think.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a surprisingly dry and crisp finish. Medium-bodied.
D: A solidly made, drinkable English porter.
06-08-2010 13:03:51 | More by avalon07
3.85/5 rDev +4.6%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Duck-Rabbit snifter. Formed a thin layer of beige bubbles on top of clear, dark brown (black tea) like body. The "head" quickly dissipated leaving no lace in it's wake.
The nose has lots of sweet malts up front that meet with some roasted notes and bunches of chocolate. There is something else in the background...honey maybe??
This is a pretty interesting porter. It starts off rather bland, but gets stronger throughout the drink and hits it crescendo in the aftertaste. The sweet malted flavor turns into a burnt chocolate center before acquiring a bitter hop finish that stays throughout the aftertaste even after meeting a roasted coffee/alcohol burn.
The mouth feel is medium, somehow oily and astringent at the same time and mildly carbonated.
This is a pretty mean drinking porter! Tasty for sure, complex as any other, and a sweet bottle to boot! Got this while traveling through OH, wish I would have pick up a few more!
04-18-2010 03:30:08 | More by mgbickel
3.73/5 rDev +1.4%
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).
04-17-2010 21:54:41 | More by ToasterChef
3.4/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
08-14-2009 23:03:07 | More by froghop
Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter) from Hambleton Ales
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