RATINGS: 1823   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011
Name: Gordon
Date: March 04, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RateBeer SE Gathering, 2005
Appearance: dark amber
Aroma: strong hop aroma with lots of citrus grapefruit character
Flavor: nice sweet malt flavor well balanced with lots of hop flavor, nice mild bitter finish

Name: Gordon
Date: January 19, 2006
Mode: can
Appearance: dark amber with suspended yeast particals, thin cream head, lots of lace
Aroma: sweet grapefruit aroma with lots of carmel sweetness creating that targeted sugar coated grapefruit
Flavor: big carmel malt flavor with a nice dose of hops, carmel sweetness holds its own against the hops, long bitter finish
Overall: a good drinking big IPA but lost by today’s standards

Name: Gordon
Date: May 12, 2006
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
all sweet pine, nice pepppered hops, great lace, lots and lots of pepper

Name: Gordon
Date: January 24, 2007
Mode: can
after a year in a cold fridge the hops fall off as expected but in their place is a great rich dark caramelized caramel sweetness that nicely offset by earthy bitterness, different but no better or worse after a year

Name: Gordon
Date: August 13, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: tmac kennesaw
Appearance: muddy dark red, dense beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: bready and earthy aroma, hint of pine
Flavor: rich sweet caramel malt flavor, touch of breadyness, balancing hops, touch of citrus and pine, sweet pine comes out as it warms along with a touch of spicy pepper, medium bitter finish
Overall: much like the year old can, but I was thinking this was a recent batch that came to town

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - AUG 30, 2007
What a surprise this is - true quality in a can. Lovely red amber colour with a nice lasting tan head. Lots of flowery hops in the nose. Quite sweet flavour with notes of caramel breaking through the hoppiness. Smashing stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Unexpected greatness in a little silver can. Beautiful amber color and cream-colored head. A very drinkable strong ale and one that achieves the right balance that so many strong ales are unable to pull off.

   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 (7020) - 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 (3853) - 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 (5706) - 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.

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