Kentucky Monk - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
4.15/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Big thanks to TheBeerologist for this brew and some Jackie O's glassware! enjoyed from my Jackie O's tulip.
bottle #272 of 360
a - popped the glass and poured the beer, brew poured a murky golden caramel brown that matched the woody color of the label. a finger of frothy white head was there for a moment or three before fizzling away leaving a thin skin of head with a slight tail of lacing.
s - HEY NOW! that's quite nice. candied sugar with a really nice belgian yeast and a wonderful glazing of oaky bourbon. strong clove and sage and some honey zest with a tingle of vanilla. smells pretty phenomenal.
t - very interesting flavoring, not quite as wonderfully balanced as the nose, but the hodgepodge of flavors are in there...from the honey, to the bourbon to the belgian candied sugar. has a tripel zing to it, but with a distinct uniqueness. the bourbon flavoring comes with oak, but the candied sugar is a bit overpowering...not as raw and dirty as say backwoods bastard, but somewhat reminiscent.
m - the mouth on this beer is distinctly an american tripel. i find that american takes on belgian classics tend to have a thicker body that is more syrupy and juicelike (for the most part, there are obvious exceptions). leaves a bit of a tingle in my mouth, the ABV is hidden, but 8% is not a monster that i would expect a big alc zing, but heat in a tripel is like stink on duty...it just works and is expected. i think this one could benefit from a bit more heat.
o - overall, one of the better jackie o offerings i've had to date. very enjoyable, if anything, a bit heavy on the candy flavoring...but pretty solid. i would have this beer again and would be eager to try it. if you are curious about jackie o's, this is a beer to check out.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2012 02:20:36 | More by cosmicevan
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3.89/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2012 Bottling, bottle 155/360, from an old BA friend (thanks Steve!) into my Jackie O's tulip...interestingly enough, received from the same guy!
A: Bright, slightly hazy orange; lots of fizzy white head but it retains and laces fairly well.
S: Big fruity sweetness, with vanilla and oak, brown sugar and caramel. Bready malt backbone, with enough of a yeasty undertone to remind you its Belgian. Slight mandarin orange and orange peel and lemon zest in the fruity esters, with a hint of spice and faint bourbon & booze...pretty floral as well.
T: Lightly spiced orange and caramel/brown sugar...the bourbon, vanilla and oak are all there, but not in-your-face. Bready Belgian notes and minimal heat, this seems to be a good age for this one.
MF: Medium bodied and thinner at that, with enough carbonation for me. Alcohol heat is negligible. No complaints here, and I have read lots of negative reviews regarding this aspect.
O: Pretty fun little Tripel, with a good barrel character. My first bourbon barrel Tripel but the flavors meld together pretty well.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2013 15:45:19 | More by Scotchboy
3.64/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed as part of the Blind Beer BIF. 22oz poured into a snifter
Burnt orange color. Slightly hazy, with 1/2 inch white head upon initial pour. Mostly sticks around the edge of the glass. Scant lacing
Notes of citrus but certainly not a dominating scent. It might be an off night for the sniffer but I swear I'm getting a faint amount of something like peanut or pecan. Definitely a nut. A little oak and vanilla in there also. An odd nose for sure, but not off putting in any way. It's a Belgian style of some sort, maybe. Triple?
Starts off with a nice tartness, some floral with accompanying stone fruit in the background. A little peppery, so I guess this could be a saison. Shit, I am helping myself narrow this down. Finish takes a different turn, smoothing out with a caramel-esque flavor. I am so confused right now
Medium bodied, fairly carbonated with a smooth creamy finish
Easily the most lost I have been on a blind beer. The beer is an odd ball and I'm all but certain my guess will be well off. Final answer will be an oak aged triple from an American brewery
Reveal: Jackie Os Kentucky Monk. I am honestly surprised I was that close. I guess the sweet finish was the honey added. Obviously didn't get any bourbon but at least thought it had some barrel aspect. Such a fun beer to try blind. Thanks nlmartin!
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2013 12:45:25 | More by Brez07
4/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 12 oz glass.
A- pours a dark golden with a 1 finger off-white head. Minimal lacing.
S- honey, caramel, toffee, spices, and bourbon.
T- sweet caramel, toffee, bourbon, and dark fruits.
M- medium body and carbonation. Lighter with a slightly syrupy feel.
O- good beer. Very different.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2013 03:16:47 | More by kawilliams81
4.28/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On draft at Jackie O's. What a line-up on the board. Only 9 or 10 BBA beers, no big deal.
Pours a little dark for the style. Head is all but gone aside from the lacing on the glass.
Smells of bourbon, vanilla, cream, wheat.
Woah! It tastes better than it smells, which is saying a lot. I was the Pavlovian dog post-whistle after admiring the nose, but wow. Creamy, rich, hints of bourbon and cream running wild through this triple. I understand why people would take points away from it, but I refuse. So tasty.
The lack of carbonation made this slide right down the ol' gullet. Again, could knock it because of style, but not today folks.
Amazing. Jackie O's flexing it's brewing muscles. Would come back to this beer time and time again.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2013 20:22:00 | More by CaptainRaisin
Kentucky Monk from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.