Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter) | Hambleton Ales

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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:
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Added by AMo on 02-29-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
8.8%
 
 
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up a liquor mart in Boulder, review based on notes:

Pours an effervescent chestnut with a pinky of tan head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Roasted malt & brown sugar

T: Toasty malt, brown sugar, & dryness up front. Chocolate breaks through as this warms. Finished dry, toasty & roasty

MF: Medium body, slick with minimal carbonation & good balance

Drinks very easy, a good English porter that could pass itself off as brown ale too. Too pricey at $6.50 a pint

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
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 Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Tone
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
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 cjgator3
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Pours a dark brownish black color with a solid light tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass. The aroma is very dark and roasty with some dark fruits, plums and even just a touch of molasses. The aroma is very different than any other porter I have tried. The taste is dark roasted malts, with some bitter coffee flavors with a dry roasty finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation.

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Photo of avalon07
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
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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Photo of Suds
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
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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Photo of claspada
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of morimech
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Beerlover
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Offa
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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 pin
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
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 shand
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
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 froghop
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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Photo of delgotit99
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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