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Brewed by Hambleton
Style: Stout
Ripon, England

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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (3083) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 24, 2013
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Dark brown with red hues. Aroma of dark berries. Taste is roasted coffee beans and chocolate, a nice balance with a hint of tartness. Full bodied. A very good stout indeed.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (5617) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2015
light sweet burnt aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, long finish,

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHOFF43 (1791) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle shared by deyholla. Pours a dark black with minimal head. Nose is wonderful. Sweet and malty. Taste is a let down. Thin, scotchy? With some bitterness. Maybe coffee. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8348) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a slight amber hue and a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet dark grains and toffee with a hint of roasted malts underlying. Flavor has lots of toffee with a bit of butterscotch, sweet dark grains and roasted malts underlying.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1517) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Cask at JDWs in Surbiton. Dark, roasted malt, toast, smoke, a little spice and fruit. Very drinkable with a smooth palate. Enjoyable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5845) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 12, 2015
Cask at the Pump House, Solihull. Poured a crystal clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head and some clingy lace. The aroma is light malt, over ripe fruit. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light, slightly watery, smoky roast, burnt toffee palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bersek (108) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Pivo piji jako každý obyčejný člověk, mé komenty tedy nemaji takovou hodnotu jako u pivnich znalců. Pišu sem jen protože musim pro statistiku :D

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (897) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Cask pint at The Henry Bell (JDW) in Helensburgh. Large off white head. Carmelly... Medium consistency.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (399) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Quite porter in style hint of viniger and liquerice on the nose tastes of treacle toffee and cinder toffee OK if a little thin and flat

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerViking (3263) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Cask at the Moon under Water, deep dark mahogany with a beige head, looks more like old ale than stout. Treacle and faint spice on the nose, rich, dry-sweet with more treacle notes and a faint old ale tartness. Very nice and in excellent condition.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (950) - 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


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