Review # | /r/Bourbon Review # – Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve, Golden Ox Pick
The Schtick: This is a 12yr old single barrel pick called Golden Ox.
ABV: 60% ABV
Age: 12 Years
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Graham cracker. Fruity, sweet caramel, some oak. Fairly muted overall.
Taste: Thick and rich but also shows its proof. It’s hot. Oaky, corn heavy, tannic, caramel corn and lots of toffee.
Finish: Long, mildly bitter but the heat is greatly tamed here. It is really oaky, though.
Overall: Overall, this isn’t my favorite Knob pick, but it’s good. It’s a little off profile, but I think it’s just too intensely oaky.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect