By: vinevine (3) 11/11/2013Cheers!(0)
Needs to be in the 700 club. Awesome.
By: TimeToGoHome (32) 10/29/2013Cheers!(0)
Starts with the caramel. Finishes with a smooth burn.
By: NeatPour (111) 8/11/2013Cheers!(0)
If you're looking for a very smooth easily drinkable bourbon I don't think this one is for you. My first pour didn't go we'll but after dabbling around and comming back I find that this really is a rich complex bourbon. Lots of character but unless you really like bourbon this maybe off putting at first. However if you stick with it you may find it makes a more lasting impression than many of the more easy going bourbons
By: chadejah (3) 04/11/2013Cheers!(1)
Lots of apple in the nose and in the flavor, but the Beam trashiness shows through in the finish. Wont seek out again, not a bottle buy.
By: cincyhound (4) 02/08/2013Cheers!(0)
I have to honest in that I am not a very big fan of any Jim Beam bourbons. Someone gave this to me as a present, so I did end up sampling it on several occasions. Never did warm up to it, so it was relegated to "well stock" I use for mixed drinks and cooking.
By: Allan (101) 1/30/2013Cheers!(0)
Bold and spicy and at first a bit harsh. This to me is because of the higher than normal proof. Add a single ice cube to the glass and it opens up nicely. Then flavors of fruit and smoke are rather pleasant. A good price for a 9yr bourbon.
By: monkeyxx (37) 11/18/2012Cheers!(0)
oh my GOD this is a good bourbon. It's fierce and mean, but complex. It's got such a ramp of flavor when you sip it. So manly, so American. The only thing I've tried that I like better than Old Crow Reserve, however much more expensive. Four Roses (single barrel I think?) was excellent too. I guess a bourbon has to do something special for me to want to spend this kind of money on it. the mid price range never seems to do much for me n whiskey...I go high or low, I guess
By: mclarkwvu (5) 10/27/2012Cheers!(0)
Knob Creek is a personal favorite, as I like to mix my bourbon. Drank straight, the harsh nature of 100 liquor will overpower any of its redeeming qualities that can be cut through with some coke or 7. Smooth, spicy, with warm undertones or a slight vanilla or toffee, that is soon replaced with the smokey sweetness of the charred white oak barrels. Truly a salute to American bourbon making history!
By: nathanbruley (7) 06/26/2012Cheers!(0)
Really smooth without sacrificing flavor. Oak and caramel flavors, definitely good with one cube, would recommend
By: bourbob (24) 05/15/2012Cheers!(0)
Its actually somewhat harsh. Overrated for sure.
By: magezi (56) 4/16/2012Cheers!(0)
One of the best bourbons I have tasted. Big and very smooth, honey,liqourice, raisin, very much corn syrup. Aftertaste has rye (maybe) battling with corn which lingers forever.
Very much same kind of taste like Jim Beam black, but if JB Black is volkswagen beetle, this is definitely Porche!
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By: wenlidd (8) 11/13/2011Cheers!(0)
SO SMOOTH AND KNOBBY DOES IT RIGHT.
By: Aluman (2) 9/14/2011Cheers!(0)
Nose: Mostly floral in nature, I can't quite pin down a secondary scent, and finally charcoal overtones.
Taste (w/o water): The aclchol in this tends to overwhelm, though the charcoal nature comes through a bit a burnt offering of sorts.
Taste (w about 1-2oz of water): With a bit of time for dilution and softening the alchol nature of this a taste of fruitiness comes through it remains dry however and kinda burnt.
Of the high dollar bourbon's this one is mid grade. Its not quite top shelf, but certainly well worth having around.
By: TheSippingLife (112) 4/27/2011Cheers!(0)
KC is a bourbon I find hampered by the power of its relative harshness compared to others like Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace. There are good flavors and this is a solid bourbon, but the harshness (partially a result of its increased proof over its competitors) was a bit of a turn-off for me. Nevertheless, I wouldn't want to steer those curious away from this one. It deserves a shot against the rest of the field, and I'm honestly interested to try the newer KC models. Try this one for the sake of the enthusiasm for spirits, and let the chips fall where they may.
By: jfatt340 (15) 8/5/2010Cheers!(0)
This bottle works best when you have a large pocket that it will fit into.
By: Irishman (218) 2/26/2009Cheers!(0)
This one isn't bad if you let the ice cubes melt just a bit first. Tends to take the edge off a little.
By: Phizbin (176) 10/3/2008Cheers!(0)
I know a lot of people love this bourbon... but I can't get into it. It tastes too much like charcoal for me. I have to douse it in other stuff in an old-fashioned or sweet vermouth in a manhattan in order to make it work.