Hardknott Rhetoric #2

Formerly brewed at Hardknott
Style: Imperial Stout
Millom, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
A black cherry matured grandiose stout.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7835) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
February 2017 - 330ml bottle at home in Richmond as Hardknott Rhetoric II, 10.2%, BB July 2017. Very dark brown, almost black, opaque, little light brown head lasts perhaps 5 seconds. Aroma is mostly molasses and black liquorice, some dark chocolate, some plum and cherry. Body is oily and quite big, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is tangy fruits, molasses, port, cherry, very rich sugars with some cookies and enough bitterness to off-set the sugars. This is every bit as good, and probably better, than most of the sugar-bomb stouts (think Darkness and Dark Lord) that average 4.2 on Ratebeer. Crazy drinkable for the style, but too sweet for me to absolutely love it. (3.9)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (48161) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As Hardknott Rhetoric #2 ].
[ Trade by madmitch76 ]. Clear dark dark brown color with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, cherry, cherry stone - wood, light marzipan. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, cherry stone - wood, roasted, chocolate, wood, dark malt, cherry - marzipan. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140404]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14741) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2015
KRS 240515. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, wood, alcohol. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, wood, alcohol, spices, cherries. Boozy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (3645) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle from Open All Hours in Keswick. Pours deep mahogany, almost black with a nice layer of beige foam. The aroma is sweet treacle and cherry. The taste is rich with an initial lightly sour edge. Theres some sweetness too with notes of brown sugar, light spice, chocolate and liquorice. The cherries come through nicely in the fruity finish. The alcohol is barely noticable but provides a pleasant warmth. The mouth feel is smooth. Very pleasant and a nice twist to an imperial stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (7608) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, spice, some roasted malt, wood and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, cherry, brown sugar and warming alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (11324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol and brown sugar. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar and cherry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16990) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. A flat, dark brown beer with a few dark beige bubble. Roasted, bonfire-ish aroma with acetone, some dark dried fruits and a touch of cherries I wouldnt recognice if I didnt read the commercial description. Its quite dry on the palate, soft and sweetish. Warming. Burnt flavor with some dried fruits and a touch of higher alcohols. Lasting finish. Not very good this one, certainly not my kind of Imperial Stout. 150524

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1995) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2015 An excellent fucken Imperial Stout this is a phone rating so no complexity report. . EDIT. I will update with dumb details of this soon. Bottle @ the Magpie and Crown brentford.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (12821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted, cherry, chocolate, taste is sweet fruity cherry, liquorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle Tebay services. Huge ripe fruit and yeasty aroma, with that subtle aniseed aroma in behind. Beautiful sweet flavour, with brown sugar on the tongue. Warming alcohol that doesnt smack you in the face, rather creps up on you nicely. Plenty of spice and raisins late on. A very well made beer, looking forward to Number 3....

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