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Oskar Blues G’Knight (Bourbon Barrel)
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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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also called "Whiskey Barrel" G’Knight.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2895) - 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...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2009
Draught. At Cole’s Rare Beer Fest, January 2009. Hazy deep amber with a small off-white head. Quite a mellow aroma, vanilla, sweet caramel, slightly floral - not very hoppy at all (DIPA?). The taste - sweet and bourbony, mild dry hoppiness in the background, but when I burped - oh, yeah, there’s the hop. Thin body, slightly astringent, soft and a little flat - and a long oak/vanilla finish (not too alcoholic). Quite tasty, and the IPA bitterness finally emerges in the aftertaste - a rare solid IPA that seems to work fairly well with the bourbon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2009
2009-01-24. Dark brown-mahogany body, headless. Bourbon barrel in the aroma, more vanilla and wood and bit less bourbon than the others. Flavour is likewise endowed with a lot of vanilla and wood, light malt middle, light bitterness in the finish. Lingering bourbon in the aftertaste. Average plus palate. Decent. Tap at Coles Rare Beer Fest, Buffalo

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 26, 2009
Coles Rare Beer Festival , Appearance: slight haze on brownish base with lighter top. 3+ Aroma: lovely blend of whiskey accents with good malted base , cask’ey , sweet with fruity accents, hint of plum. Flavor/Palate: medium bodied. Cask feel on sides, warmth of alcohol all together neatly blended. Malty centre , enjoyable brew. Lighter finish, touch of raisin. Good balanced whiskey touch.15+/20

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2009
Coles Rare beer fest. Lacey cask. Scotch and bourbon tastes is there, with above average mouthfeel. Dark, drinkable.Mellow for certain for a DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Coles Rare Beer Fest. Pours Deep darker orange. Aromas of whiskey, tea, sweet malts. . Taste is whiskey, sweet malts, mild hop bitterness. Some vanilla. Really mellow compared to regular version

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Draft at Cole’s in Buffalo, NY. Pours murky orange brown with a thin head. Whiskey on the nose with a touch of hoppy sweetness. The flavor has a nice restrained bourbon sweetness with a bit of a floral hoppy bite. The balance between the two is spot on, and makes for a pretty interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2652) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
[November 1, 2008]
On tap at The Brick Store. Pours a murky brown red. The aroma has lots of oaken qualities. There is a distinct vanilla character though a faint nip of hops comes out here and there. The palate is exceedingly creamy and works well with all the tannins. Suggestions of vanilla, cigars, oak chips, biscuits, and dead hops come out. This is weirdly good and not at all an IIPA anymore.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (12777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2008
Draught at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew. Cloudy brown - white head. High bourbon, vanilla, coconut, wood, nice hoppy, caramel, dried fruits, alcoholic, chocolate, cocoa. Over the top !!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
On tap at Trappeze. Poured very dark with a decent beige head, lot of lacing. Aroma of whiskey, little hops, malt, vanilla, fruit. Taste was also heavy on whiskey and oak, and light on Gordon. Some fruit as well. I’d be hard pressed to tell you this was Gordon; the whiskey really takes over. Nice brew, though I’d prefer a little less whiskey on this.


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