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Hambleton Nightmare

Brewed by Hambleton
Style: Stout
Ripon, England


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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask conditioned; bottle: cold filtered.
This is an extra stout porter. Unlike many stouts, Nightmare is not harsh or overly bitter. A smooth, massively flavoured creamy drink, best served on the ’warm’ side, allowing full appreciation of this four malt brew. It was runner-up in the ’Stout and Porter’ class at the Great British Beer Festival 1994, Champion Beer at the SIBA (NORTH) Festival 1995 and CHAMPION WINTER BEER OF BRITAIN at the first Great British Winter Beer Festival in Glasgow 1997. Gold Award - ’Stout and Porter’ class SIBA (NORTH) Festival 1999 and 2003.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Jan 2013 - Almost Black in colour. Malty; roasty/burnt malts, chocolate & coffee. Fruity; dark fruits and berries. Moderately sweet but hops and fruit give a sour edge. Bitter roast finish. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OPIE788 (261) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Poured black with a white head. I got a bitter chocolate smell amd a nice bitter chocolate and smoke flavor. Not too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle from Booths in Ripon. Very deep mahogany colour with a dissipating tan head. Very tasty. Slightly vinous with coffee and chocolate. Some fruit cake too. Fairly sweet, but some bitterness on the finish. Very drinkable and very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (501) - USA - SEP 11, 2013
Lovely creamy drinkable stout. From 0.5 l bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (2179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Cask at the York Tap. First of all, you shouldn’t be able to see through a stout. This is dark brown at best. Looks like Stones bitter. Smells like liquorice and burnt toast. Oily mouthfeel. Not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color - almost black with reddish highlights and a small creamy brown head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was malty molasses, vanilla, a bit of wood, a touch roasty and with a sour presence. The flavor was sour, roasty, woody and a touch smoky. Medium finish. Medium body though a bit flat. Blah.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
This is a solid porter. Dark as night, thick and creamy. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ggpiano (7) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2013 caramel, black, minimal head, medium sweetness, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, good example of a Yorkshire Porter. If you enjoy a good refreshing porter to slowly take on, this is one of my top 5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours cola brown with a fast diminishing head. All the usual stout flavour but a little thin and lacking creaminess. Not bad but many better stouts around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chuckaduck (607) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2/3/13. Bottle. Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet, dry, lightly fruity, chalky, chocolate. Taste is roasty, dry, chalky, sweet. No lacing. Light-bodied, very liquidy mouth feel; I don’t want to say watery. Medium-low carbonation. This didn’t feel like a porter to me; more like a dry stout. Didn’t love it and probably wouldn’t get it again. But not bad. Just not as full flavored or bodied as I prefer.

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