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Kentucky Monk - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Kentucky MonkKentucky Monk

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BA SCORE
88
very good

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 15.66%


Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drgonzo3705 on 08-08-2009)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

medium brown coloured body. Bourbon aroma and boozy, not overpowering. Initially rich and sweet,getting a malt liquor taste not the characteristics of a triple. Acidic at the end of the bottle. Decent drinkability. My first jackie-O, expecting more.Thanks for hooking me up Steve.Above average mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 03:46:10 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

2012 vintage. Bottle # 148/360.

Pours a clear brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, yeast, wood, and bourbon. Taste is much the same with a slightly tart quality on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but I think this one smells better than it tastes.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 02:00:50 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

golden in color with a light tint of reddish to it, though that maybe my eyes. Lots of cloudiness in this one for sure though with a huge billowing head of white that rises up to at least three inches before falling back down to a somewhat reasonable level. Not before dropping tons of lacing all over the sides and the bottom of the glass though.

Then I reach in to find out whats going on with the character of this one, holy crap we have a winner. Huge notes of vanilla and woody tones, light buttery malts and droves of fig like notes great me. Vanilla tones just dominate though, really just immense aroma. Warming starts to bring out some more lighter notes, peaches, light citrus tones, hints of grape skin. I cannot resist any more though and I must go in for a taste. Blown away now. I get smacked with tons of vanilla and bourbon notes right off the bat. Just melting my palate and making me sink into the chair. Simply amazing the transformation this beer has undergone in the barrel. Subtle notes of fruit coming through now, pears and plums, light tart like grape flavors, but mostly woody and vanilla just overloading your senses. Again I let it warm to bring out more subtle flavors and hints of light citrus now start popping up, drying the plate and leaving just a touch of tart

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 05:47:40 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing this beer, Scott.

A: The pour is a clouded orange color with a finger or two of off-white head.

S: The bourbon, vanilla, and oak aromas almost completely outshine the base beer on this one. There is some Tripel character to it with candy, light fruits, very mild spices, and some bread and toffee malts.

T: Like the aroma, this beer pretty much tastes like a bourbon barrel. Heavy on the vanilla and oak with a bit of candi sugar, booze, and brown sugar. Some mild banana and fruit notes are also present.

M: The body is medium and the carbonation is somewhat low. Pretty sticky on the tongue.

O: I liked this, but mostly because it just tasted like bourbon (a la many Bruery barrel aged beers). The flavor was just a touch boozy.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 17:34:09 | More by womencantsail
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Brad for hosting this release and putting out another batch of fine beers. Shared at a tasting the other night and served in a SAVOR snifter.

Pours a mostly-clear moderate brown color with a bit of a crimson hue to it. Good off-white head and a bit of lacing.

The nose carries some bourbon and a bit of the underlying tripel. Light clove and pepper plus a bit of fruit, though that's a bit overwhelmed by the bourbon. The flavor goes a bit further in favor of the spirit, with the bourbon taking over the base beer a bit. As I really enjoyed the Tripel, the bourbon took too much away from that, overwhelming the delicacies of the underlying beer. Nothing bad at all, just a tad too much barrel character for my taste.

Medium body with bourbon, but not much booze. Dryer finish with good carbonation. Pretty solid, but I'd prefer the base.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 00:36:29 | More by Thorpe429
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mdfb79

New York

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 08/17/11 notes. Thanks again to Thorpe429 for sharing this one; thanks Mike! Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a taster glass.

a - Pours a clear brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bourbon, belgian style yeast, bananas, light spice. Good and I like the bourbon, but a bit strong here.

t - Tastes of bourbon, yeast, bananas, spices, bread, and light citrus. Again, bourbon is strong.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Little bit of heat.

o - Overall a nice beer, but pretty strong and dominated by bourbon. I thought the alcohol came through a little in the base beer but was covered up well by the sweetness, whereas in this one the bourbon dominates. Worth trying but might sit on it for a while.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 19:49:09 | More by mdfb79
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Photekut for sending this my way. Shared with PALMEJ1.

Pours a dark chocolate brown color with hazelnut hues and a two finger yellowish-beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Sweet, slight smokey aroma with a nice barrel presence that adds another dimension to the tripel characteristics.  Slightly toasted oak with vanilla and bourbon booziness but the barrel is well integrated, never overpowering the other notes or becoming too hot.  Underneath the barrel, there are hints of zesty spice, light fruit and pale malt.  Smells really good.

Fuller bodied with a subtle barrel presence countered by estery yeast, light fruit, spice and sweet malt.  I was expecting a stronger bourbon presence but its pretty tame compared to the aroma.  More barrel than bourbon with dry oak and vanilla followed by peppery spice as well as hints of apple, pear and candy sugar.  Underneath, there is some bready yeast and pale biscuit malt.  Faint boozy heat but abv is relatively well masked.  A bit too sweet perhaps but still flavorful with a nicely integrated barrel character that doesn't overpower the base beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 06:05:24 | More by corby112
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Thanks to the trader who provided me with this (sadly I lost his info in the site overhaul, and don't remember the username).

A: Pours a hazy orange-amber body under a thin, fine tan head. Mediocre retention, very light lace. Ok.

S: Bourbon, vanilla, sour apple, and coconut. Terrific.

T: Follows the nose, but with a touch less bourbon and more tart apple. Vanilla, apple, bourbon, oak, a touch of cotton candy, and more apple. Delicious, but with a strongly boozy finish.

M: Lively, slightly sticky, and frothy. Nice.

O: Very tasty beer. I love the tart fruitiness and the bourbon, and just wish it weren't quite as boozy. Enjoyable.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 00:25:39 | More by woosterbill
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 bottle #302/360.

Appearance - Deep orange amber. No read head. Light wispy lacing.

Smell - Really interesting. Bourbon and tons of honey. Not a lot of vanilla and oak. I guess there's some tripel back there, but not a lot.

Taste - Whiskey and alcohol up front. No barrel of any sort besides the whiskey. Fruity with wine notes and a tannic finish. Rough and dry in the back.

Mouthfeel - Awful finish, really. Booze, wine, and whiskey finish. Ruins a beer that already needed some depth.

Overall - I don't get much tripel. I don't get any good barrel either. Some good flavors, but not enough to overcome the harshness of it.

Had a 2013 bottle #182/216. Significantly better. Not going to change my numbers though. Vast improvement of the barrel character. The tripel is far more interesting too.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 16:32:04 | More by Alieniloquium
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Brownish beer that was relatively transparent. Had a nice off-white head and left some stick behind.

S - Bourbon, peat, little earthy, some yeast, smells alright.

T - Bourbon has really overwhelmed the base beer on this, can barely taste any of it. On the plus side, if you like bourbon, it's actually pretty nice tasting. I would have liked the tripel to stand out more, but it's not like this tastes bad. Has some nice peat and earth going for it.

M - Almost full bodied, smooth, moderate carbonation.

O - Not exactly what I was expecting, maybe a little less time in the barrel or a little time to cool would bring out the tripel a little better. That said, it's not a bad beer, and for people who like bourbon it might be something you want to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 20:10:32 | More by AgentZero
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage. Bottle #92 of 300.

4.5 A: Opaque dark orange brown color. Two fingers of creamy beige head. Retention is good and lots of lacing is left.

4.5 S: This smells better than I remember. Perhaps it is because the bourbon has died down ever so slightly, allowing more of the tripel to come through. Bourbon adds leather, lots of melon, and light earthy notes. The barrel is equally prominent giving a good bit of oak and a great deal of vanilla. The underlying tripel is spicy with lots of pepper and clove to a lesser extent. Peach and apricot fruitiness with a moderate honey component. Earthy and lightly sugary with all the aromas meshing well.

4.0 T: The taste doesn't quite live up to the nose, but it is still rather good. Bourbon, barrel, and base beer are among equal footing. Bourbon is leather with melon and light fruits. Barrel adds moderate oak and vanilla. The base beer yields a good bit of honey, Belgian yeastiness, pepper and clove spice, and peach fruitiness. Again, earthy overall.

3.5 M: The mouthfeel on the bottled version is significantly worse than on-tap. Medium body. Carbonation is a bit lower than I'd like and it isn't as spritzy as I'd like either. Reasonably creamy though.

4.0 D: For the second time in two days, the bottled version of a JO's beer has been unable to live up to the on-tap version. Strange considering all the other beers I've had have been fine from the bottle. Oh well, still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 21:29:41 | More by DavoleBomb
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pour is dark amber with very tight lasting white head. The nose is faint, touch of malt sweetness, light lemon, virtually no barrel. The taste is very sweet, lemon, candied sugars, faint barrel. No yeast to it, syrupy smooth feel, low carb not quite balancing.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2012 15:54:22 | More by cpetrone84
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ehammond1


3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, brew3crew!

(Aged for 6+ months)

Dark, burnt gold, with some rubies and fire oranges as well. Very little visible carbonation. Only a small ring of near-white foam tops this beer. Leaves the glass with dotted stick. Only average for the style.

The bourbon and the barrel make up the dominant aromas, along with only a minimal character from the base tripel. There's a bit of a honey sweetness accompanying the distinct bourbon, but there's only a minimal yeast character.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, as the bourbon and the barrel are very dominant. Very little, almost zero, yeast character is present. There's some honey and mild banana sweetness, but the boozy bourbon dominates.

Medium bodied with very low carbonation.

I suppose this sounds good in theory, and beers like Allagash Curieux certainly pull it off. This one isn't anything particularly special though. I'll happily finish the bottle though. It's certainly not bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 03:18:50 | More by ehammond1
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oline73

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet. A huge thanks to Spider889 for sharing this at Fluff.

Appearance: Pours a orange clearish amber with a layer of white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Sweet bourbon with vanilla, caramel, and some dark fruit notes.

Taste: Similar to the smell. This is a very smooth beer. Vanilla and caramel join the bourbon along with some sweet, dark fruit notes.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This was an awesome beer. I love all the flavors that make it up. Very smooth and it tastes like bourbon candy. I would definitely have another if I ever got the chance.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 00:48:40 | More by oline73
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cosmicevan

New York

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
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
2012 vintage

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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scottfrie

California

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into matching Jackie O’s snifter. Bottle number 96/300, 2011. A huge thank you to HosP for sending me both the beer and the glass.

A: Pours a burnt orange with a sticky off-white head that left some decent lacing down the glass.
S: Big notes of bourbon mixed with tripel-esque spices. I get a note or two of vanilla as well.
T: Follows the nose with notes of bourbon, spices, vanilla and a touch of fruit. I can definitely pick out the tripel backbone that lies beneath the barrel ageing.
M: Warming alcohol, medium body with low carbonation and a bit of a watery mouthfeel.
O: This was a bit of a confusing beer to me, but definitely unique. I didn’t love it, but it was good and I’m glad I got to try it. Thanks again for sending it to me, Mark!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 02:08:01 | More by scottfrie
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claspada

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of acurtis. 2011 release. Bottle 65 of 300 I believe.

Pours a dark golden, light amber color. Looks like honey that's for sure. Minimal head which dissipates rapidly; expected for a barrel-aged beer in my experience.

Aromas of sweet clover honey and bourbon. Smells just like that Wild Turkey American Honey booze that they sell now. Really nothing else just sweet honey and buttery bourbon. Crazy, I don't remember every smelling anything like this in a beer.

Tastes begin with vanilla and woody flavors, light buttery malts and sweet honey and bourbon in the finish. Heavy on the vanilla and oak with a bit of Belgian candy sugar, booze, and brown sugar. Some mild fruit notes are also present as it warms. Definitely a sweet Bourbon bomb.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Pretty sticky on the tongue.

Overall this was a very nice unique experience. I don't think I have ever had a barrel aged Tripel but this was pretty darn tasty. Tons of buttery bourbon throughout which makes this one better to sip, savor and share with others. My main complaint is that I can't taste any of the base beer as the Bourbon trumps all other flavors and aromas here. Recommended for fans of Bourbon barrel beers more than fans of Belgian Tripels because I wouldn't have know this was a Tripel if it didn't say so on the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 14:56:29 | More by claspada
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice murky brown pour with a bit of reddish highlights in it. Small/Medium-sized slightly off-white head. Despite the smallish head the retention is surprisingly good. Lacing is pretty solid too.

S: Tons of bourbon. Sweet caramel, molasses and vanilla up front. Touch of oak.

T: Again, tons of bourbon. Lots of sweet caramel, molasses, brown sugar and vanilla. Perhaps some toffee and earthy notes in there. Plenty of oak to go around too. Even has a bit of a bite from all of the bourbon. Not much to mention on the tripel side, maybe a bit of bready yeast and some spices, mainly pepper.

M: Medium-bodied, a touch drying and a little bit of a bourbon sting.

O: Wish I had sat on it a bit to let the bourbon subside. Definitely a beer for the bourbon lover, it's loaded with it. I never would have guessed that there was a tripel under it though. At least it tastes like good bourbon!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 04:04:50 | More by Dope
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

2.2/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bottle shared by Mike. Thanks!

So look, I'll be honest, I gave this an A+ when I had it on draft the night before the review. I have no idea how reconcile that experience with the bottles of this that I've tried. I guess I was just hammered that night or something. As the previous review states, this just tastes like watered down bourbon with a splash of butter. Trying this next to Hocking Triple is particularly disappointing since that is actually a fairly nice American Triple (though also diverging in my mind from having it on tap) and this is just obliterated by the barrel and is remarkably unenjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 03:48:59 | More by yourefragile
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Ryan011235

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Jackie O's snifter on 7/2/11

Shared by MbpBugeye

Bottled 2011, 105/300

Dark, browned amber. Some cloudiness. Pours about one finger of foam but it thins rapidly to a skim and a collar. Small specks of lace.

Smells of divinity and bluegrass. Honey, toasted wheat, mild spices, pilsner malt, dense grains, group-think coconut, snippets of vanilla, dry honeycomb and faint wood notions. Bourbon ghost note as it warms. Tastes darn near as good. Not-too-sweet honey, toasted wheat, pilsner malt, coconut and bourbon heat. Perfectly balanced with a slight charred oak finish. Not picking out much, if anything, in the way of Saaz hops. Medium body. Fairly slick with some alcohol heat.

Overall impression: Kentucky Monk is easily one of the best Jackie O's beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 00:58:59 | More by Ryan011235
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a slightly hazy rich honey color with a white head. Head becomes a layer of bubbles and leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Wow this is a great smelling brew and is has quite a bit going on here. I love the smell of the honey that just seems to jump right out at me. I'm also picking up a great deal of bourbon, vanilla, carmel, and a hint of melons.

T- This beer is so freaking smooth going down its sick. Caramel, vanilla, woody, and sweet bourbon. Again I'm digging the honey taste. Alcohol makes itself known here along with a touch of melon and a bit of something that seems toasted (Seth said coconut, I'm not sure but I like it and that's what matters.)

M- Medium in body and lighter side of medium in carbonation.

O- Wow this beer is totally awesome. I hope that this one pops up again and again. Very nice work and highly recommended. Thanks again Seth.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 20:25:53 | More by nrbw23
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was the first beer I went for when I got to Jackie O's the night before the June release. I ordered up a whole snifter of this which, unfortunately, was fulled to the brim.

Appearance
The beer is a coppery orange that has about a medium haze. There wasn't really a head, but I did see other people's pours looking quite stacked with off white froth.

Aroma
Very, very smooth. This one is loaded with nice bourbon notes that are all interwoven with soft wood notes. Delicate vanilla teams up with caramel to give me an aroma that makes me think of Worther's Originals and my grandma's candy dish. Caramel apple, lots of toasted coconut and more smooth bourbon. Some toasted grains also quickly become apparent. It does retain a little bit of that classic Jackie O's barrel character. A little bit of must, damp wood. Really good smelling stuff.

Taste
Man, this one is packed with lovely bourbon flavor but none of the bourbon harshness. Velvety a caramel and vanilla combo is the strongest part of this beer. Toasted coconut is also intense and a very interesting part. It seems to work well with the fruitiness of caramel apple notes that run in and out. Alcohol flavors build as the beer warms, but remain a welcome part of this complex brew. The finish is quite woody with a good deal of nuttiness with a spike of spicy alcohol.

Mouthfeel
This has the typical low carbonation, but that keeps this beer feeling as smooth as it tastes. Its very silky and rich.

Overall
So far this is the best Jackie O's beer. I was really excited for it and my expectations were met. I guess its a good thing that all the trade nerds are more interested in the Dark App variations.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2011 01:35:27 | More by MbpBugeye
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 ounce bottle
Served in a snifter
2012
Bottle 275/360

A - It is peach colored with less than an inch of off-white head.

S - The smell is sweet. I get peaches, pears, and some spicy Belgian yeast. As it warms I smell some bourbon and alcohol.

T - I have a theme going here. I taste peaches. On the finish I get some bourbon and vanilla/oak.

M - It is pretty thin with low carbonation.

O - I know I had that peach thing going on with my senses, but I like it. It drinks really smooth, and I like the flavor and mouthfeel. It is not what I expected out of a tripel, but I enjoy this beer. Thank you Auslander for getting this for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 21:11:25 | More by buschbeer
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nlmartin

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served in a tulip glass.

A- The body of the beer is amber / honey colored. The head was a thin white coloration and resolved into a thin ring.

S- The aroma of the beer is honeyed bourbon almost candy sweet at times somewhat restrained by clove yeastyness.

T- The flavor of the beer is honey sweetened bourbon bread dough and cloves holding the sweetness a bit in check.

M- The body of the beer is medium. Moderate carbonation no alcohol heat.

O- The beer is enjoyable. A few tweaks and this beer would be super. I think a bit of drying out on the sweetness and perhaps dare I suggest a bit of bourbon alcohol heat.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 14:11:21 | More by nlmartin
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bonkers

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I recieved this in a brewery release BIF. It was split into 2 snifters, deep caramel pour, moderate white head. The aroma is full of bourbon, oak, vanilla. The bourbon really shines, some of the characteristics of the tripel remain. The body is medium, good carbonation, slight alcohol. The bourbon shines, really enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 02:07:32 | More by bonkers
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Kentucky Monk from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.