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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Kentucky Monk is a bourbon barrel aged Belgian triple that is crafted with Belgian Pilsen malt, white wheat, Crystal 10, and exclusively Saaz hops. The Cantrell Honey Farm in Athens, Ohio supplies gallons of locally harvested Golden Rod honey for this brew. The honey is added at the end of the boil to give this Belgian style triple an elevation in flavor and alcohol. The interplay of fruit/clove character from our Belgian yeast and the local honey is apparent but not aggressive. After this Belgian style triple is ready for consumption, we age a portion of this heavenly brew in bourbon barrels to create Kentucky Monk. Wonderful vanilla and coconut aromas and flavors penetrate the beer. Hints of bourbon, caramel, and honey take Kentucky Monk to a whole new level. An amazing aperitif that embraces Belgian brewing tradition and American craft brewing creativity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2012
On tap at the brewpub, served in a goblet. Hazy sort of brown-orange-red color. Thin, sort of creamy-thick off-white head. Bourbon nose, but an awesome creamy flavor, pretty decent lace. Light carbonation, dry and creamy texture. Some alcohol taste, but its an appropriate amount to go with the bourbon aromas. A balanced, well-done brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (5042) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Poured on draft. Appearance is a darker, hazy gold. Think a dubbel. White head of foam with good retention. Aroma is a tad boozy, but still able to pick up on a few subtleties of dough, citrus, and toffee. You really have to dig through the bourbon to find those, though. Taste is a lot more subdued than I figured it would be. The bourbon really takes a back seat to the doughiness of this beer. I wanna say its popcorny, but without the butter or salt taste. I like this beer a good bit more than I had expected to like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 12/7/2011. 22 oz. bottle served in a tulip. #4/300. This is what I think a bourbon barrel tripel would look like, only more transparent. An amber color most of the way through with a small off-white head. The aroma is mild, sweet bourbon. A light, sweet, pale and biscuit malt has a honey sweetness are present, but the bourbon really steps all over the base beer. I feel compelled to review the bourbon more than the tripel, since that is mostly what I taste throughout. A bit of the tripel flavor begins to form - pale malt, honey sweetness, a bit of bread - but almost totally disappears as sweet bourbon takes over. The flavor is smooth, with notes of vanilla, oak, and a light spice toward the end. The problem is mainly that the flavor tilts to far toward the bourbon barrel. For a tripel, this has a medium body with light creamy carbonation. The bourbon brings a lightly dry, oak tannic nature to the end of each sip. Whether this is not the type of beer that should be bourbon barrel aged or whether the execution just was not there is up for debate. The one thing that is certain is that this beer just is not that great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2012
22 ounce bomber. Copper color with a light head. Bourbon in the nose. Nice sweet bourbon taste. Light oak and slightly fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium cream head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, raisins, toffee, and butterscotch. Flavor of bourbon, vanilla, citrus, maple, oak, and raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
22oz bottle from George. Rating #34. Real nice beer, the barrel lended a lot if character to the base I thought. I picked up some nice sweet vanilla notes and a goid amount of wood as well. Tasty stuff. (2143)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (4216) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Sunset orange body. Moderate off-white head. Slight foamy lacing. S: Bourbon, coconut, sun tan lotion, vanilla, and spice. A bit odd, but not unpleasant. T: Lots of bourbon up front--but not much heat. The middle of the flavor profile is dominated by Hawaiian Tropic sun tan lotion. It gets to be a bit off-putting with each successive sip. Back end finishes with more bourbon and oak. M: Medium carbonation. Medium bodied despite the heavy presence of bourbon. Crisp finish. O: Wasnt the biggest fan of this, but there were some interesting notes in this beer... worth seeking out but Id save it for a group tasting situation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
22nd December 2011
Christmas tasting at the Kernel. Hazy amber beer. Fluffy pale tan head. Semi dry palate. Rich flavours. A little oaky vanilla. Really nice pineapple and coconut. Very mild bourbon. Semi dry finish. Off the wall this one - like a wood aged Pina Colada! Saw quite a few furrowed brows over this one! But its a fun and tasty beer and impossible to dislike for me!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle at The Kernel Christmas Tasting 2011. Pours foggy orange with a bubbly, white head. Nose holds bourbon, peanut butter, alcohol, some honey, and toasted malts. Medium to big sweet flavor with more peanut butter, essential oils, coconut, caramel, light bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Tangy booze finish, some sugar, hard alcohol, dry wood, mild toast. Still some peanut butter. Points for weirdness, but still, this is weird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Poured from a 22oz bottle. Pours a nice copper color with beige head. Nose is loads of bourbon and just a bit of sweet dried fruit. Taste follows pretty closely...lots of nice sweetness with tastes of bourbon, dried fruit and caramel.

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