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Hardknott Rhetoric #1

Hardknott Rhetoric #1
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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Millom, England


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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A Quasi-Bombastic Beer. Infused with star anise. http://hardknott.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/rhetoric.html

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 26, 2014
Sweet and sticky, long finish. Not a lot of aniseed on the palate, its somewhat balanced, alcohol well hidden. This is a tasty beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7022) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle from ’Jacks’ Goring-on-Thames, consumed at hone Friday 21st March 2014 Some dusty hops, sweet and sticky, heavy alcohol, teally thick mouthfeel with aniseed balls also detected. The colour is amber with no head, a little hazy. Its fine but too a bit too thick cloyingly sweet & sickly. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov12 3.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (2982) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2014
Very drinkable one with some berries and hops in the aroma. Has something you could call a deep body but due to its balance an easy going one at 10 abv. Great,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (2980) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
Beer from trade with Beersiveknown - many thanks, Steve! The beer pours out in a cloudy amber colour with steady head and smooth body. Nice aroma of hops and wheat. Taste of aromatic hops, mild yeast, wheat, bread, citrus and flowers. Finishes intense with berry hints. High enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
elbernays (310) - IRELAND - FEB 22, 2014
Was dreading this before I opened and I was right. Pours dark cloudy ruby red. Head disappears very quickly. Not great looking. Aroma is alcoholic sweet. Some aniseed but not enough. Some dark fruit. Flavour is syrup with alcohol finish. Body is not full enough to carry this beer. Unbalanced. Hardknot a bit more miss than hit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc (706) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2014
330 ml bottle from Redmonds. Dense, dark amber pour, thin resiny offshore head, doesn?t last. Stewed fruits in the nose, molasses, sherry notes, phenols, a slight chemical note, some sweet spice too. Flavour is full on to say the least, sweet spicy malt, dark fruits, prunes, raisins, a warming alcohol note in the finish. There?s is syrupy cough medicine note in the flavour too. Medium body, low carbonation, odd for the style. Finish is syrupy sweet and slightly alcoholic. Unbalanced.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersofjoy (2) - - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
As per usual bar few exceptions I must say leave the Quads to the Belgians. Over sweet and a total lack of balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (621) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Hazy brown amber colour halo beige head. Aroma is strong fruity aniseed liquorice. Taste is similar very very sweet lots of warmth from the alcohol. Good syrupy body low carbonation. This was my first go at quad I liked this a lot almost definitely not a session ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Aniseed and liquorice are the first flavours that I noticed. Foilowed by an overpowering sweetness that stopped until the end of drinking. The label is understated which the beer isn’t. Reasonable but probably an aquired taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (4867) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours murkish amber with a small creamy head.Aroma of dried fruits, a touch of anisette. Taste is super sweet, bordering cloying, warming alcohol, thick syrupy mouthfeel,cough syrup, medicine for some, not for me I am afraid.

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