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Kentucky Monk - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 15.4%
Wants: 75
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev +1%

williamjbauer, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Gobzilla, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

pmoney, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
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.

buschbeer, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

ber12, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

bobertkuekn, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

MordorMongo, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

AlexFields, Dec 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

jrcmlc, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of zachary80
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received in an in person trade at Dark Lord Day 2012. '12 368/360

Golden orange body with a white head, good lacing, good retention. A little darker than expected for a tripel.

Aroma is lightly tart, some belgian yeast influence, maybe a little hint of the barrel used.

Complex flavor - lots of layers on top of a basic tripel. Fruity, oaky, not much sweetness or hoppiness.

Lighter bodied as a tripel should be, moderate carbonation, light alcohol burn, but Stronger than expected for 8%.

Really impressed with this one.

zachary80, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Shaggy9356, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Alieniloquium, Nov 22, 2012
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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.

ehammond1, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

t0rin0, Oct 17, 2012
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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.

nlmartin, Aug 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

sliverX, Aug 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

dlello2, Aug 06, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a clear golden with a thin white head that fades quickly. The nose is sweet and oily with a touch of zesty orange peel. It turns slightly cardboardy towards the end, but it's not unpleasant. The taste is cloyingly sweet with a slightly bourbony finish. Nothing special about the body, it's a little lighter than expected. Very comparable to curieux and worth trying, but didn't blow me away.

ThePorterSorter, Aug 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

gpawned, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

drewone, Jul 24, 2012
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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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

TheBronze, Jul 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

aasher, Jul 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

Texasfan549, Jul 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

kjkinsey, Jul 06, 2012
Kentucky Monk from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.