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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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 (2880) - 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 (2868) - 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: Wasn’t the biggest fan of this, but there were some interesting notes in this beer... worth seeking out but I’d save it for a group tasting situation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , 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 it’s 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 (11315) - 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 (610) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2011
(bottle shared by Norm at Black Friday). Pours a hazy orange-copper color with thin off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla and wood. Taste is sweet with the barrel taking over the beer. Thin bodied with a slick texture. Bourbony smooth. Not bad, but I didn’t get much trippel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9223) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle from storminorman at black friday. Pours a rich goldish color. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, caramel, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is oaky, smooth bourbon notes, vanilla, golden raisins. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1092) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle at Black Friday tasting. Boozy pear. A bit spicy. Somewhat old, caramelly. Nice alcohol flavor. Somewhat watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
On tap at GABF. Pours with a dark golden hue with a lasting tan head. Aromas of bourbon, wood, a bit nutty, grainy, tannin, vanilla, light pepper. Flavors are spicy, maple, molasses and tannin. Bourbon seems to dominate the flavor profile. Good carbonation, tannic, medium dry.

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