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RATINGS: 1790   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2007
12oz can Recieved in trade with RustyDiamond Gordon pours with an amber body with glowing orange highlights when backlit. A creamy one finger beige head formed on the pour that fell to a half finger while leaving sheet lacing that slowly falls back into the body leaving some stragglers. Much bigger malt backbone than I expected. Huge caramel malt, actually some of the best smelling sweetest caramel malts I can recall. Juicy brown sugar sweetened grapefruit juice. Fairly simple and straight forward but delicious. The can says this beer is "Big. Red. Sticky." Couldn’t have been said any better. Much like the aroma the flavor has that huge sweet smooth caramel maltiness. Brown sugar sweetened grapefruit add another layer of sweetness along with a mild bittering component. I’m usually more into the hop bombs but this is a masterful cretion of maltiness. Medium bodied with an incredible lush smoothness. Slight alcohol fumes rise on the finish. Fantastic mouthfeel. An incredibly easy drinking high abv beer. This beer would be in constant rotation if I lived in their distrobution area. Another great beer from Oskar Blues. I’ve tried three of their offering and everyone was great, not just good, great. Keep canning these brews, I want to try them all. 8/24/07

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2007
on tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Amber colored with hoppy & aroma. hops well balanced with sweeter malts. nice beer but prefer more hop bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Pours nice clear amber with a foamy white head. Very hoppy/floral aroma. Soft, buttery, sweet, hoppy taste. Finish of caramel with a slightly bitter end. Wonderfull beer. Best beer in a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2007
A dry and piny version of the strong ale. Makes this a guzzler of an ASA. Beautiful big red and sticky appearance. Love Oskar Blues, Love the can. Thanks Beerlando.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2007
Canned. Dark orange colour with average head. Musty, tea-ish hoparoma, something in between of citruses, grapes and nuts. Sweet malty with caramel and loaded with flavouring hops. Bit woody with rounded mouthfeel. Not as biter as the 2IPas but bitter enough. Very good, tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 12oz can from my Secret Santa - thanks, Santa! Really fine looking brew, with a deep ruby-to-brown body and modest head. Amazing how much quality canned beer is out there these days. Something about the aggressive hop profile and the smooth caramel just screams Arrogant Bastard to me. And though Gordon ranks just a shade below, the comparison is largely favorable. Big props to this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5424) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Sampled during Cellar’s Wine & Spirits Friday evening beer tasting in St Paul, MN. Pours a coppery orange amber brew with a decent white head that has a good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, honey, papaya and some citrusy spruce. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of smooth caramel malt and apricot flavor. Finish is slightly hoppy bitter with a fruity aftertaste. It appears that Oskar Blues has their canning system working above par.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2007
12 oz can. Thanks for splitting the 4-pack iowaherkeye. Poured a clear reddish-orange color. Head was a prodigious three fingers high and off white. It was so sticky that it lasted until the bottom of the glass. Plenty of lace was left behind. Attractive aroma of caramel, citrusy hops, dried apple, and apricot. Sweet, oily, and smooth on the tongue with a fruit and malt dominated flavor consisting of burnt toffee, peach, caramel, and a squeeze of grapefruit. There is a lingering honey covered nut accent. The hop bitterness is on the low end of the spectrum and only peeks out in the last few moments.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8435) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2007
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting almost orange head. Clear cobber body. Apple, pear, peach, oranges, nuts aroma with a nice shot of hops. Flavor astonishingly fresh and fruity and has a fair amount of hops bitterness. Good balance between the frutyness, the bitterness and the relativly high alcohol percentage. Low carbonation, good and dry long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undsioux7 (870) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2007
can. Pours copper/amber with a medium off white head. Sweet malt and citrus hops. Taste is the same. cloying and not my style.

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