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Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter) | Hambleton Ales

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Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter)Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter)
BA SCORE
3.72/5
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46 Ratings
Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter)Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hambleton Ales
England, United Kingdom
hambletonales.co.uk

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AMo on 02-29-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,693
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
46
pDev:
8.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of VoxRationis
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours a mahogany brown with virtual no head, save for fairly large bubbles that dissipate quickly to a rim only.
S: Toasty, with floral esters and pepperiness evident.
T: Dark bread crusts and caramel, offset nicely by a peppery bitterness. Flavor reminded me of fresh baked bread crusts from the Bronx. Bitter aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied, but limited effervescence.
O: I little hard to rate. Drier and more bitter than many other porters I have had, but I did enjoy it.

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Photo of Macamah
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of delgotit99
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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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.

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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 Can_if_you_can
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
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.83/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of Em30
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of RogerDoger
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of nquigley16
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Sooch222
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of imbibehour
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.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Suds
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 46 ratings
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