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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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also called "Whiskey Barrel" G’Knight.


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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (1234) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
On draft at pi bar during SF beer week. Nice mohagony color with some haze and a thin white head. Great aroma of raisin, prune, light bourbon and sweet malt. Full mouthfeel that is slightly cloying - not surprising from the massive sugars. Taste blends the hops and malts well. Hints of vanills and esters, with dried fruit rounding out the palate. The whiskey really shines on a great finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34340) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
From tap at Church Key. Pours hazy dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is dark fruity and slight wooden flavorued. Bitter, dark caramelish and roasted malty. Wooden and roasted into a dry and dense malty finish. Dark malty. Lasting malty impression.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
On tap at 3.14159265 bar. Dark reddish brown with almost no head. Rich grain, caramel, and bourbon aroma. Tastes of caramel, vanilla, oak, roasted coconut, and bourbon. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
(Sample Date: 6/4/2009 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Caramel with a light oak, whiskey and vanilla aroma. Dark sugars and floral hops. Slightly cloudy deep amber almost brown with a small white head. Flavor follows aroma with hints of dark fruits and caramelized sugars. Finish is dry with wood and whiskey. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
On Tap at the Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont 23/09/2009 Whisky and vanilla aromas. Some carbonation. Amber coloured strong in alcohol and smooth on the palate with a little bitterness and dryness in a full malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Draft @ Liquids and Solids in Longmont. Deep dirty, murky brown with a thin offwhite head. Nose is woody with some fruit, not the assaultive resinous dankness you’d expect in the regular Gordon. Flavor is rich wood with hints of whisky and a very small alcohol heat present. Finish is smooth and somewhat sweet with a little vanilla in there as well. The hops and citric/piney bitterness are overwhelmed by the woody/vinous character. Mouthfeel is very smooth. All in all - it was OK, but lacked the punch and citric/piney bitterness that is the hallmark of the regular, which I guess is the point of barrell aging, but as a DIPA, I’d prefer a little bitter punch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2228) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2010 re-rate... Draft sample @ Brewvival on 2/27/10. pours a murky brown... big whiskey notes... faded hops... medium sweet body with more whiskey and caramel notes... not bad, but prefer the regular Gordon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Served on draft at Capital Ale House downtown. Pours a clear brownish red with a large frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of dark resiny hops with lots of whisky notes and notes of maple, vanilla and mint. Taste is citrus hops that are hidden at first but grow as you drink the beer leading to a nice hop burn on the roof of the mouth. Lots of whisky and maple notes as well. No booze detectable and the flavors work together beautifully. Full bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Appearance: Clear, deep, dark mahogany-hued body with a thin, but lasting, off-white head. Smell: Richly scented nose of sweet dark caramel, citrus pith, pine resin, vanilla, coconut, brown sugar, and good ole oak. Taste: Blend of lightly toasted biscuits and candyishly sweet dark caramel. In rolls the rich barrel-derived tastes of vanilla beans, brown sugar, oak wood, and dehydrated coconut flakes. Tiny touch of tannins. Hoppy flavors of resin and citrus, but as was the case with the barrel-aged Dale’s Pale Ale, the bitterness, though still present, has been greatly diminished. So the beer finishes fairly sweet and a tad warming. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: An interesting iteration that, while it certainly adds more depth to the Gordon, doesn’t necessarily outperform the original.


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