Review #567 | /r/Bourbon Review #318 – Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve, Liquor Xpress | CS Honey Pick
The Schtick: This is a pick done by a private group of individuals partnering with a store. It is 12 years old. Sorry for the garbage photo. High quality images will resume again tomorrow.
ABV: 60% ABV
Age: 12 Years
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Caramel, ethanol, honey and vanilla. Smells like a delicious waffle cone. Lots of nice peanut brittle, also.
Taste: Thick, rich and sweet. Lots of honey, vanilla and a complete lack of bitterness. Lots of caramel and some faint cocoa.
Finish: Long, lots of cinnamon, pepper and caramel. Heavy cocoa influence and some butter cream as well.
Overall: This is a very good, off profile pick. I like it a lot as the oaky tannins are contained among lots of other “big” flavors and balance just right. This is how oak should exist in a pick.
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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