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Kentucky Monk - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 15.4%
Wants: 76
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

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Beer added by: drgonzo3705 on 08-08-2009

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of corby112
4.12/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of nmann08
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of CruisaC
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of nanobrew
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of bonkers
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of cpetrone84
3.06/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

Photo of alpinebryant
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

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4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
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!

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Kentucky Monk from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.