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RATINGS: 1710   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Poured from tall boy can into glass mug. Pours a clear anmber color with a very thick off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is a huge dose of hops accompanied by sweet malts. Taste is a little disappointing compared to the aroma. Slightly hoppy upfront and followed by a sweet thickness. Tastes of alcohol melded in as well. Lingering bite on the tongue with average carbonation. Still a good beer but the taste is let down by what the aroma provides. Could use a good dose of hops upfront. Prefer Peticolas Velvet Hammer hands down over this. Taste does improve as it warms up a little bit. Beer Rating #100!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1024) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 20, 2015
16oz can pours dark clear amber red with a finger and a half of head. Malt driven but more balance than Deviant Dales with some creamy malt toast caramel mixing with nice fruity citrus, mango, peach notes. Finishes with medium sweetness and bitterness, some lingering citrus and light piney tropical fruit, toast. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
truebluehes (182) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Can. Nice hop aroma with great malt balance. Velvet smooth on tongue, great finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
pours clear bright medium dark golden orange with a creamy reviving light orange cap, nice lacing. tons of fruity maltiness - wild berries, strawberries, woodsy coconut, citrus and ginger, delicate pine, clean yeast, grapefruit peel and pepper. average to light carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky; almost balanced fruitypiney-citrusy finish. this ale represents the idea of this (sully) style. much enjoyed! big, heady and hefty without being bold and aggressive.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strife21 (222) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours dark red with thick tannish head. Smell is citrus, mango, cherry, orange and pine. Taste is pine, citrus, mango and floral hops. Medium body, medium carb. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2821) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Nitro tap at Olympic. From notes. Dank with citrus hops, fruity yeast and a sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (1085) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 Big can shared by Dino, thanks! Pours medium amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, pine. Flavor follows, some earthiness near the finish.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (863) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Quite hoppy smell, taste is hoppy off the bat, mellows with time of course..scores higher as time goes on...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3357) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Tap at Blind Tiger, New York. Colour is ruby with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, sweetness, caramel, hops and malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Keg at BD Shepherd’s Bush tap takeover, London. It pours a dark reddish copper color with a medium tan head. Aroma is medium sweet and quite leafy and hoppy, with notes of toffee, caramel malts, ripe mango, dried fruits, dried leaves, earth, mixed nuts. Taste is sweet with a bitter hoppy finish. Lightly grainy, toffee, candy sugar, ripe apricots, dried berries and leaves, wet soil. Medium to full bodied with creamy texture and lively carbonation. Overall, nice and bold

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CVBis007 (51) - - FEB 17, 2015
I poured this beer from a growler and admired its beauty for a moment. Halfway through my pint I thought this is a beer worth reviewing, so I gulped it down so I could assess the beer from square one. Now I just want to enjoy this Imperial buzz. Laces the side of a glass like you're drawing the shades at night, ready for bed. Heavy aroma, boozy, more going on than I care to talk about right now. G'Knight.


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