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Hambleton Nightmare

Brewed by Hambleton
Style: Stout
Ripon, England


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RATINGS: 312   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (766) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Pour is black with a thin caramel frothy head, aroma is toffee, sweet, malty. Taste is coffee, earthy, gentle alcohol, some bitterness. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Cask at the white lady. Pours dark brown, nose is roasted, light fruit, taste is chocolate, light roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2818) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark Black with a red tint and a creamy light tan head. Smells of light roast, chocolate, malt, coffee and some hints of dry hops. A thin body this has. Tastes sweet and malty, with chocolate, and coffee and a dry strong bitter smoky finish. Some chocolate lingers in the aftermath. Expected more malt, so just ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (566) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
From a bottle, aroma is subdued, but a decent flavour, with a light smoke and hop finish. Decent supermarket beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (276) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Not much aroma. Color reminds me of coffee. Flavor is on the lighter side. More like a brown ale. Malty and easy to drink. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1418) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle from a shop in Upton on Severn. Colour iss dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is smoke and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, smoke and toast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (462) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 22, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
christhoel (270) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3726) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2813) - 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.

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