Oskar Blues G’Knight (Bourbon Barrel)
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RATINGS: 88   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2090) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokephibroke (303) - Mead, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Draught at The Tasty Weasel. Maintains the hops and most of the tasting notes for the standard version. There is definate oak in the nose, and aftertaste. Palate is a bit less coating, however the oak adds a dmension worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2009
Draught at ’Cole’s Rare Beer Fest’, Buffalo, NY. Pours a hazy deep orange-amber with no head. Very nice aroma of light whiskey, wood, hops and sweet caramel malt. Sweet flavour of maple syrup, wood, whiskey vanilla and dry hops. Light bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good stuff, but better then the original version? I think not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (3000) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8810) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6709) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9826) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7008) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7223) - San Diego, California, 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.

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