Oskar Blues G’Knight (Bourbon Barrel)
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2009
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 06/04/2009. Somewhat hazy dark amber body with ruby highlights and a thin off-white head. Big oak, vanilla and caramel aroma with floral and citrus hops. Sweet whiskey, vanilla and caramel flavor with floral and citrus hops. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2009
had at coles rare beer fest. amberish color, decent head. nose is hops and vanilla with some oak. flavor was nice hops a little muted by the vanilla and oak of the whiskey barrel. intresting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
on tap at falling rock during GABF. Pours a murky amber. Nose is whiskey and wood. Then hops come through. Flavor is too heavy whiskey and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2009
[1961-20090124] Tap. Not much aroma, some mild fruity malt and faint whiskey hints. Clear, dark brown amber body with no head. Whiskey vanilla malt continues in the flavour with some underlying double IPA characteristics and a long sweet heavy finish. Medium-full body. Nice, sweet and heavy.
(@ Cole’s; Buffalo, NY)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2009
Poured amber with a white head. Aroma of vanilla and bourbon. Very sweet start of vanilla and oak with a mellow bourbon finish. Some citrus hints but really lost it’s hops. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Draft at Capone’s. Pours turbid coppery brownish with minimal off-white head. Nose is hoppy, citric, with heavy earthy caramel malty and oaky cognacy fruity notes. Tastes caramel malty, bready, with solid hops, citrus, pronounced fruity oaky spirits, and a hefty, complex palate. Very good, and very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2030) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra at BSAF. Lots of ops on the nose and definite bourbon sweetness coming through. Bourbon flavor doesn’t dominate, but it does subdue the hops. Neat experiment, but I’ll stick with regular Gordon any time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokephibroke (294) - Mead, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Draught at The Tasty Weasel. Maintains the hops and most of the tasting notes for the standard version. There is definate oak in the nose, and aftertaste. Palate is a bit less coating, however the oak adds a dmension worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2009
Draught at ’Cole’s Rare Beer Fest’, Buffalo, NY. Pours a hazy deep orange-amber with no head. Very nice aroma of light whiskey, wood, hops and sweet caramel malt. Sweet flavour of maple syrup, wood, whiskey vanilla and dry hops. Light bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good stuff, but better then the original version? I think not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2999) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
On tap at Cole’s Rare beer fest, Buffalo. See, this is why I am so hesitant on Barrel aged beers. Ten Fidy was done to perfection while this one was overwhelmed. Amber pour with good sized white head. Aroma is very nice - lots of vanilla and sweet malt. The taste though is way too sweet and way too bourbony and it completely overwhelms the very good base beer. Oh well, back to the Whiskey Barrel Ten Fidy for me...

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