Nightmare on Troutman St. | Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC)

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Nightmare on Troutman St.Nightmare on Troutman St.

Brewed by:
Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC)
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Gkruszewski on 11-03-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of TomWight
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cavedave
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Turbid reddish amber pour topped by a huge dollop of whipped cream-like head that leaves bas relief lace on glass.

Earthy and herbal hops greet the nose in a med. strength aroma, joined by a general breadiness, some crackery notes, bitter orange, grapefruit pith, and caramel. Almost smells like a bit of mint in there too. Nice.

All the flavors of the aroma are present in a full taste, with the earthy character toned down and the bitter orange turned up. End of sip the herbal bitter character takes over and dries things out. Very well balanced cast of flavors, with some bright, and others muted, in a medley that pleases.

Mouthfeel is the key to this beer's success as a refreshing and delicious beverage. It is soft on palate while being fairly viscous for style, with medium carb, and a killer finish of exceptionally clean and deep nature.

I love this different take on a red ale, It is extremely refreshing despite having lots of the malt character you'd expect, and a killer finish that just seals the deal. Recommended.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing live and with great expectations for two reasons. The first one being that KCBC is a local, for me, brewery that I admire. The other, and even more personal to me, is that it is brewed in collaboration with Bitters and Esters, my home brewer supply store of choice, whose awesome staff has helped me out and given great advice to my own home brewing ventures.
Nightmare on Troutman street pours a hazy and turbid dark amber color consistent with the style. A nice slighlly khaki foam head rises up to greet you and retains well, with frothy lacing forming sticky rings around the glass.
When I put it to the nose, I'm hit with a tangy doze of orange and grapefruit pulp. This is followed by a light whiff of dank and herbal hops. A thick layer of freshly squeezed orange juice remains throughout and is supported by a rich foreground of bready toasted malt. A hint of floral hops also becomes present towards the end.
Served cold I'm first aware of the silky malt and toasted bread texture, as well as a sticky and resiny finish that crescendos gradually in its bitterness. Soon, it becomes apparent that although balanced between malt and hops, it is slightly tilted towards the herbal and dank quality, reminding me of an IPA and of Troeggs Nugget Nectar. However, in the middle phase, it becomes quite juicy, citrusy, in particular, a fresh orange juice quality that is bright, zesty and refreshing. Towards the end, the sweetness from the malts take the edge of of the hops spice, which mellows out a bit.
Medium bodied with a nicely balanced carbonation. A nice duet between malts and hops, each side competing and exchanging leads in the quest for dominance. Juicy at times, yet with a nice amount of dryness that keeps it drinkable.
Very tasty and well crafted.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nightmare on Troutman St. from Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC)
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 5 ratings