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Hambleton Nightmare

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Brewed by Hambleton
Style: Stout
Ripon, England

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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
christhoel (113) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
chocolate, coffee, roasty, mahogany colour clear, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, For a stout this is very nice but shouldn’t be really smelling of coffee. I like it though very smooth

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3377) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours translucent cola brown with a thick and rather persistent light tan head. Aroma has roast malt, earthy and treacle notes. Flavor has bold earthy, roast malt, nutty and treacle tones with a woody hop underpinning. Smooth, if not viscous, texture lets it gallop down the pipes, leaving a persistent if not strong tingle. No nightmares here, just good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2076) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Something in between a porter and a stout, this beer has an unstable head, very dark ruby red colour (near black) and strongly roasted aroma of coffee, bitter chocolate, toasted bread, peppery hops and plums; taste is smoothly malty, sourish touch, dryish, with strong coffee-like roasted bitterness and long peppery hop bitterness. Complex, with plenty of personality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3183) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Une bouteille. Un liquide brun avec des reflets rouges. Un nez intense de chocolat et de sirop d’érable. Une bouche de mélasse et de fond de tonne, goût de tabac. Un bon porter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2421) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Very dark brown with white ring. Chocolate, dyacetil and chocolate milk aroma, a little buttery and sweet with some wood in the mouth, but more buttery than roasty. Smooth texture, full-bodied. Not amazing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1833) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask at JDW, Streatham Hill. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Aroma has light coffee and dark choc. Light to medium body, a little thin. Light coffee, some chocolate, light rum, lemon, toast... Underwhelmed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3219) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
50 cl. Une bière brune et son mince anneau de mousse. Au nez, du pain grillé, des noisettes et du caramel foncé doucement enrobés par une petite fumée. La bouche montre des éléments rôtis qui me semblent être un peu mal définis. De la terre et du café, peut-être, avec une touche de tabac brûlé. Au palais, une impression mince avec un pétillement modéré et une texture qui n’est pas loin d’être aqueuse. Un arrière-goût amer et persistant de grains rôtis.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Pours pale brown clear with a beige head, aroma of caramel, nuts and vanilla, flavor is slightly bitter with vanilla and dark bread, herbs, medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1750) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Cask @ JDW Liverpool Street Station. Pours dark brown with tan head. Lovely fruity taste with raisins, damsons, dark fruits and a roast finish. Flavoursome and moreish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2084) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2014
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear dark ruby mahogany with a permanent 1" light tan head, waves of lace. Roasted malt starts things, joined in the palate by peat and bitter chocolate, but things are short lived as sweet malt with an edge arrives for the finish. Not at all overpowering, pleasant to drink, good simple stout. Recommended.


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