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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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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: AMo on 02-29-2008)
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Photo of Offa
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

I find this to be an outstanding porter.

Deepbrownish re,it has a medium tan head steadily shrinkingto foamy ring, wisps.

Aroma is full roasty -prune character with caramelised barley, coffeecandy, prunes, chocolate- full and strong - a great English porter aroma.

Taste is wine, coffee, prune,sweeter up front,drier and more toasty in the finish with light woody bitterness, zesty. Complex toasty elements combine with hints of molasses, and maple syrup.. It's wonderful.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.26/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

New at Liquor Shed.

It pours a very dark brown with some reddish highlights, about a 1" head of off white foam. Pretty good with the lacing.

It smells roast, with some dark chocolate, a bit of a fruity note or 2, and a hint of anise.

The taste follows the nose except the fruitiness isn't as noticeable.

Smooth mouth feel thanks to the medium body and lightish carbonation. Last minute thought, I get a very very light smoke taste but perhaps I am wrong about that.

Super smooth and yet very tasty. I am impressed.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.72/5  rDev 0%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Beerlover
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of PumaSaysRawrr
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of zenithberwyn
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of shand
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of SLeffler27
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Em30
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of RogerDoger
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Suds
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of biglite351
3.2/5  rDev -14%
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.

Photo of claspada
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of avalon07
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter) from Hambleton Ales
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