Review #566. Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve 4238 Golden Ox 12yr

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.


Distiller: Beam/Suntory

Bottler: Beam/Suntory

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.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


Decoded:

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


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