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RATINGS: 1741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Our “Velvet M-80” is a hefty, dry hopped double-red ale with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors. G’Knight sports a surprisingly sensuous finish for a beer of its size (8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs). It’s brewed in tribute to a fellow Colorado craft beer pioneer and Vietnam vet who died fighting a 2002 wild fire outside of our Lyons hometown. For all the details behind this tribute follow this link to www.N3978Y.com. G’Mornin’. G’Day. G’Knight.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 4, 2007
12 ounce can from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY (June 2007), consumed July 1 2007. Can is popped without a whimper, but the beer cascades into my Allagash glass, a bit below cellar temperature, into a perfectly beautiful translucent bronze liquid topped by a tremendously lasting big-bubbled off-white head that leaves fine spidery lacing …..very, very fresh resinous hop nose, lots of grapefruit and some interesting whiffs of gingerbread dosed with caramel, close to perfect if you like very forward, acidic PNW hop bouquets ……the mouthfeel, too syrupy-slick for me, and the carbonation level so low, really belying the appearance ….flavor is good, but doesn’t live up to the fine aroma, old dry candy sweetness like slightly stale caramel creams mixing with dessicated oranges and mangos, alcohol rather too forward at the fairly bitter finish ….a mixed bag altogether, as I’ve found all of the Oskar stuff thus far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2007
Can. Amber with off-white head. Aroma is piney and lots of grapefruit hops. Full bodied Flavor: Much of everything, a lot of maltiness and citric bitterness. The strength is well hidden, but on the whole a bit too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUL 4, 2007
tasted in the studio library after the "2:40" tasting at www.wfmu.org with Scott Williams on 6/29. color is a deep reddish copper, light amber at edges. light tan yellowish head. aroma is syrupy malt like a barley wine, with fresh hops and grapefruit/orange peel. flavor is deep sweet vinuous malt, some deep caramel, with more fresh hops and bitter citrus. nice hybrid of styles, although I don’t know if I’ve had enough imperial ambers to compare.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Golden orange with an off white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Loaded with hops, finishes sweet with a big thick mouth feel. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2007
12 oz can thanks to john_adam for this trade. Pours a orange gold with a beige head. Nose of malt and citrus, nothing to defining but nice. Mouthfeel is really creamy. Malty carmel citrus flavors a decent bitterness. Refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2011 First rating from back in 2007
355 ml can at The Rover, Göteborg
Clear copper color, white head. Extreme fruity hoppy citrus scent. Very bitter hoppy apricot taste. Smooth mouthfeel, big bitterness.

Can at Rotary, Göteborg, on September 2, 2011
Hazy brown color, big lasting off-white head. Cream malty scent. Hoppy cream taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
12 oz can. Pours dark orange color with white head. Smells like malts and piney hops, neither one overpowering the other. Lots of flavor... taste is similar to Dale’s, but somewhat stronger. Medium sweetness. If it weren’t so unnecessarily expensive, this would be a regular for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2007 (Bottle) Pours amber red. Strong green hop aroma with a lot of pine, grapefruit and black currant. Also some apricots, resin, blood oranges and hints of lychee. All the hops almost burnes your nose hair. Malt brings caramel and some honey are also present. Light to medium sweet flavour with hoppy tones of pine, oranges, black currant tea and light grapefruit. Some caramel. Round and a bit sticky mouthfeel Medium to full bitterness. Dry. Grape peel tart-ish finish. Medium full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Can: Deep rusty copper/ orange color with clarity and a well retained tan head. Very nicely aromatic which is full of cascades and various sweet American hops. Some lemon cookies and citruses. The body/mouth feel is a bit lacking. There’s definitely lots of malt in the flavor though, giving it a slightly slick mouth feel. The hops are there yet don’t seem as robust as the aroma. Some what strange papery resin-ish finish. The flavors aren’t bad, but seem subdued or restrained somehow. Straight forward and still decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Can. Deep amber with a thick tan head that diminishes to a thin coating rather quickly. Fruity aroma of oranges, pine, and cookies, but not quite as powerful as I expected. Moderate hop bitterness (pine, orange peels) in the flavor is accompanied by a nutty, bready sweetness. Good, but not mind-blowing.

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