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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
also called "Whiskey Barrel" G’Knight.

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3.1
gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - MAY 10, 2009
on tap at falling rock during GABF. Pours a murky amber. Nose is whiskey and wood. Then hops come through. Flavor is too heavy whiskey and malt.

3.5
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2009
[1961-20090124] Tap. Not much aroma, some mild fruity malt and faint whiskey hints. Clear, dark brown amber body with no head. Whiskey vanilla malt continues in the flavour with some underlying double IPA characteristics and a long sweet heavy finish. Medium-full body. Nice, sweet and heavy.
(@ Cole’s; Buffalo, NY)

3.8
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2009
Poured amber with a white head. Aroma of vanilla and bourbon. Very sweet start of vanilla and oak with a mellow bourbon finish. Some citrus hints but really lost it’s hops. Enjoyable.

4.1
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Draft at Capone’s. Pours turbid coppery brownish with minimal off-white head. Nose is hoppy, citric, with heavy earthy caramel malty and oaky cognacy fruity notes. Tastes caramel malty, bready, with solid hops, citrus, pronounced fruity oaky spirits, and a hefty, complex palate. Very good, and very well balanced.

3.7
That1Guy (2236) - 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.

4
brokephibroke (315) - 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.

3.7
blankboy (7689) - 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.

3.3
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...

3.6
HogTownHarry (6823) - 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
jercraigs (10365) - 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


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