Oskar Blues G’Knight (Bourbon Barrel)
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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
also called "Whiskey Barrel" G’Knight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10806) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4564) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Draft at Brick Store Pub. Pours out a rosy amber with a small head. Sweet and fruity aroma with caramel and floral notes. Tastes of vanilla, citrus fruits, caramel and a hint of whiskey. Medium full body with a small amount of carbonation. My fiance loved this beer.

   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 (1941) - 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 (1710) - 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 (7455) - 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 (8667) - 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 (2085) - 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.

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