Hambleton Black Lightning
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Brewed by Hambleton
Style: Porter
Ripon, England


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bottled (pasteurised). May have appeared in cask occasionally.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and notes of licorice. Roasted malty, salty, chocolate and licorice taste, with a hoppy finish. Smooth and full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a lacing tan head. Aroma is hardroasted malt and coffee, light acidic touch. Flavour is sweet and roasted malt going into a light acidic flavour. Shows a mild mouldy hops bitterness. Mix of chocolate and roasted malt in addition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2006
A brown beer with a slight red shine and a thick but quite fluffy dark brown head. The aroma is sweet and very roasted, combined with notes of dark bitter chocolate. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt and chocolate, and raw cocoa powder, leading to a dry roasted end lending some dryness from the cocoa powder. The mouthfeel is smooth and thick, until the dry aftertaste sets in.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26153) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2005
Bottled. Brown coloured with a creamy and lacing beige head. Aroma of dish washer and coffee with notes of liquorice. Flavour of chocolate, liquorice and coffee. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25449) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2009
Bottled. Dark brown colour, close to black, mediumsized brownish head. Aroma is caramel malts, some roasted malts as well as coffee and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, some burnt wood, chocolate and dark dry fruity notes as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, dark brown - almost opaque - with an orange hue and a creamy, beige head that leaves a neat lacework. Soft and very pleasant aroma of roasted malt. Good, full body, lightly sweet roasted malts and a slightly burned edge. Distinct notes of licorice. Has some malt bitterness in the finish. A lovely Porter. 280207

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23684) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2004
Bottled. Black, creamy head. Aroma of orange and licorice. Medium bodied with creamy mouthfeel, some chocolate and molasses. Dry, salty finish. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2005
Dark amber, nice offwhite head. Malty cocoa and chocolate aroma, vanilla and some ashes and figs. Malty tar and chocolate flavor. Roasted, salty and hoppy with a peppery dry finish. Nice oily body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2008
Bottle@Thewolf. Pours deep amber with a creamy head. Aroma & taste have loads of pleasant chocolate notes. Dry, creamy & smooth palate. Some hops in the end. Very pleasant & Hambleton was a british" hitter " this night!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2007
Bottle, 6.5%. Fruity, dusty aroma. Very dark brown colour, very small white head. Flavourful, sweet liquorice turning quite bitter.

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