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Kentucky Monk - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 15.66%
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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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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4/5  rDev +1%

06-06-2012 01:23:57 | More by bsuedekum
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District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

06-04-2012 14:22:59 | More by nmann08
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4/5  rDev +1%

06-04-2012 04:44:00 | More by vrbulldog22
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

06-03-2012 22:24:49 | More by ygtbsm94
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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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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received this in a trade with Kundog18

Pours a dark caramel, darker than a standard Tripel, with a short and fleeting head. The darker color gives a hint that there is more to this beer.

Smells sweet vanilla, some oak and bourbon, pretty refreshing.

Taste is more of the same but there's an almost sour lemon flavor that mixes in actually quite well. I've seen other reviews describe it as green apple as well, but the end result is a pretty complex. Almost no yeastiness I usually associate with Belgian tripels.

Mouthfeel is a nice medium feel. Not over carbonated, and just sticky enough to complement the sweetness and bourbon.

Overall, one of my favorites from Jackie O's out of a few that I've had. Definitely one to check out if you're willing to have an open mind.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 12:20:04 | More by CruisaC
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4/5  rDev +1%

04-30-2012 05:20:04 | More by stxSS07
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

04-23-2012 15:17:21 | More by nanobrew
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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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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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4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 127 of 300. Thanks again Scott!

A: Pours a medium brown hazy color with a nearly non existent head that is just a few bubbles after a minute around the edges.

S: Vanilla , green apple, Bourbon, oak and coconut. This is a great smelling tripel, I would even light a candle that smelled like this.

T: Strong granny smith flavor with mellow oak and cinnamon and vanilla right there along with the tartness. There is a bit of spiciness from the yeast, a bit of bosc pear in the back and the vanilla coming up with the strongest presence.

M: Medium mouthfeel with a light carbonation.

O: Overall this is a very enjoyable Tripel. It has a lot of flavors that traditional tripel's do not have and I can definitely appreciate that. This being a triple with a ton of complexity, i am happy slowly sipping on this for a few hours I think. very good first beer from Jackie O's

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 00:20:55 | More by alpinebryant
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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.


Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 00:25:39 | More by woosterbill
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4/5  rDev +1%

04-06-2012 01:42:34 | More by Mark000
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4/5  rDev +1%

03-11-2012 00:19:23 | More by CypherEnigma
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-14-2012 23:53:40 | More by Eriktheipaman
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-28-2012 15:35:14 | More by jophish17
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4/5  rDev +1%

01-22-2012 22:41:59 | More by Jparkanzky
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-22-2012 18:13:33 | More by ThirstyHerf
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-01-2012 19:33:52 | More by schwaeh
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

12-18-2011 15:54:28 | More by acurtis
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3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle served in a tulip. #4/300.

Appearance: 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.

Smell: 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.

Taste: 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.

Mouthfeel: 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.

Overall: Whether this is not the type of beer that should be bourbon barrel aged or whether the execution just wasn’t there is up for debate. The one thing that is certain is that this beer just is not that great.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 23:37:55 | More by KickInTheChalice
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4/5  rDev +1%

12-07-2011 15:11:04 | More by thewimperoo
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4/5  rDev +1%

12-05-2011 14:57:15 | More by Bogforce
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

12-05-2011 02:03:49 | More by Lukafer
Kentucky Monk from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.