RateBeer
Home >

Hardknott Rhetoric #1

 
overall
89
52
style
Formerly brewed at Hardknott
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Millom, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Quasi-Bombastic Beer. Infused with star anise. http://hardknott.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/rhetoric.html


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TEJA (2369) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle @ Björn, thanks. Thin and short light brown head. Strange aroma with both forest fruit and glue finishing with liquirish. Sweet malty with higher alcohols and a low bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (4158) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2015
30-OCT-2015, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, @Sonni. Clear mahogany, no head. Herbal aroma. Taste is very sweet and malty. Bread, caramel, and star anise. Sweet, full body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12027) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle. Thanks bigbro. Pours clear dark golden with a small, creamy white film head. Aroma has lots of anise, licorice, caramel, plums. Low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, caramel, quite sweet, sugary, soft anise, softly vinious. Elegant.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6317) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy, dark ruby red brown-ish colour with small to average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Sweet-ish malty aroma, notes of raisin, fig, dried fruit, cautious hints of oxidation, therefore malty hints of almond and cardboard, an interwoven touch of aniseed - malty Barley Wine-like flavours overall. Taste is sweet malty, toffee notes with caramel, chocolate and coffee touch, molasses, some dried fruit, raisin, red berries; cautious, interwoven hints of aniseed throughout, some warming alcohol in the finish. Full body, oily texture, slightly sticky palate. Not tangent to anything typically Belgian, though..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9216) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2015
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark amber-golden color with a large head. Some wet cardboard is the first thing on the nose, sadly, that pretty much ruins the aging prospects for this. The "cardboardiness" seems to fade towards the end though. Ripe fruits, yeast with some subtle herbal notes on the aroma also.
Extremely sweet toffee-caramel infused fruity flavor, molasses, brown sugar with subtle syrup and yeasty notes, the cardboard eventually shows itself on the flavor too. Alcohol comes into play only on the warming aftertaste. The flavor is more of a Barley Wine, not really getting the Belgian vibe here at all. Sticky sweet, lingering. Complex and rich, although maybe this would have been way better fresh.
6334

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1843) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2015 Bottled @ the Magpie Brentford ; The nose on this is like a Quad and a Barley Wine having sex ... A robust xomplex malt showcase . Notes suggest cherry covered chocolate ..boozy Tangerine ...raisin bread. A touch bready . Extreme cloying rich palate that does surrender to some dryness . Its pretty gud !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10296) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours copper, nose is blackcurrant, star anise, fruity, taste is rich, juicy, sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2014
33cl, as Hardknott Rhetoric ’Edition I’, new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, with star anise, from Ales By Mail (UK), complex brew, malty/spicy/sweet and slightly fruity, balanced, clear, small head, good brew, yet expensive!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (4120) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Bier Huis, Ossett. Hazy, reddy amber. Film, and a few bubbles of pale tan head. Sweet, All Bran like malts. Dried fruits. The Missus picked up anise straight away. I didnt. I did get vanilla. Toasted tea cake. Very fruity, boozy, and heady. Taste is boozy sweet. Fruity dry. Palate is smooth, rich, oily, and a little chewy. Finishes long, chewy sweet, and light bitter. Really good, big, tasty beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (819) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle, edition 1. Nose is overpoweringly sweet, pronounced star anise, slight cloves some spice, simple. Taste is cloyingly sweet, alcohol, some dark fruits, stewed apple, the aniseed takes a lot of swilling in the mouth to detect, and is marginal to the point of irrelevance., mouthfeel is too thin. Underwhelming but drinkable.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50