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Oskar Blues G’Knight (Bourbon Barrel)
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98
94
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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also called "Whiskey Barrel" G’Knight.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (5175) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2014
(My version was aged in a Breckenridge Whiskey barrel) Cloudy, murky brownish amber, very thin cap head. Nose is a bit sharp with a floral/grass pollen note and something like windex with a very earthy rustic caramel. Taste was big on oak and whiskey char, with a backing sweetness of caramel and loads of dry hoppy windex-like tones. Thought I could get over that Windex character but its not very charming. Lots of malty oak tones cover it up the best they can, but that hop character mixed with whiskey just don’t quite work for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (2400) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Geez, what a disappointment. Served at a good temperature with a thick, creamy, off-white head and loads of lace sheets. Color is a hazy/cloudy brown amber. Aroma (my snooter don’t work so well) is shave cream! Flavor’s a bit like nose, whiskey comes thru (clashes), odd bittersweetness slight tang, Body’s ok, but carbonation soft. Finish is like flavor, too long, and has off flavors. No aesthetic pleasure to this at all and gets a better score cause it’s OB.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1908) - - SEP 20, 2013
Draft. Copper with amber tints and a 2 finger white head. Aroma is piney and citrusy hops. Taste follows suit but adds just the faintest hint of oak at the end. Full creamy mouthfeel. Not bad but the barrel doesn't add much to this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (1979) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Slight bourbon nose. Slightly hazy dark amber. Bourbon is pretty subtle, a touch woody and a little bitter in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a moderate brown color with a light brown head. The nose is strange but pleasant with notes of pine and citrus rind in addition to some pretty strong whisky notes. The taste is slight whisky and oak, and the hop notes don’t fit in there quite as well as they did in the nose. Slightly bit with some alcohol. Nice there. Drinkability goes back down, as this is just a bit strange and I’m not sure I really like it all that much. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-02-2010

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3939) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2011
On draft at brewvival 1.0 This thing had a ton of vanilla and whisky on it. The have fallen off considerably, but are still present. Pretty tasty actually.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Sampled at Churckey. Pours a translucent, purpley amber with one ring of white head. Nose is a good blend, a little medicinal, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, C-hops, soap. Flavor is sweet, caramel, brown sugar, soap, harsh whiskey without any alcohol burn, a little cherry. Almost like cherry cough syrup. Finish is medium bodied and a touch soapy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Draft. Medium beige head atop cloudy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some whiskey, light vinous, toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grape, some whiskey, light vinous. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation. Lost too much of the lovely underlying beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2010
I hate BA IIPAs and BA IPA’s because most of the time the barrel takes away from the hops. This beer is one of the few examples opposite of my theory. Vanilla, bourbon, pine and grapefruit. Solid

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2010
draft at Brewvival. pours a murky, reddish brown with a thin, khaki head a tight ring of lace. aroma is excellent with big citrus hops, bold whiskey notes, and a touch of pine with notes of sweet vanilla, oak, candy sugar, and caramel malts. flavor was wonderful as well with huge citrus hop notes of orange and white grapefruit, grass, and spicy herbal notes with big vanilla and whiskey barrel notes leading to a boozy, but smooth bitter finish. palate is on the heavy side of medium bodied with light carbonation. overall, a damn nice rendtion of a barrel aged dipa.


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