Kentucky Monk
Jackie O's Brewpub

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Jackie O's Brewpub
Ohio, United States
Ranked #72
Ranked #12,546
3.97 | pDev: 14.36%
Mar 09, 2023
Aug 08, 2009
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Taster at brewery. Light amber, small, finely beaded head. Bourbon notes first in the aroma, brown sugar, bread dough. Bourbon leads the taste too, sweet, warm, faint triple notes. Tasty AF. Damn that's good
Mar 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the 12.7 oz bottle in a snifter. This solid little brew pours a
hazed amber with a light head of white foam that settles to a thick
ring. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, peach, honey malts, butterscotch,
and light candied apple. Flavors excel with peach, butterscotch,
oak, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, and light breaded malts with hints
of citrus. Nice mouth feel; medium body, smooth, warming, low
carbonation, and a lightly dry finish.


May 06, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by freewill35 from Indiana

Jul 20, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look - amber thick slight haze with a nice lasting slightly tan head
Smell - bourbon caramel woody boozy, butterscotch
Taste - liquid boozy butterscotch
Feel - pretty full body with a medium light slight fizz carb
Overall - interesting different and fantastic
Apr 18, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Feb 02, 2021
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Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12.7 oz bottle, 2020 vintage, poured into a tulip glass at 58 degrees F:
L - caramel color with a head that lingered
S - bourbon, caramel, butterscotch
T - very nice blend of bourbon, caramel and butterscotch, flavors are intense
F - thick mouthfeel with minimal carbonation, characteristic of Jackie O's BBA line
O - fabulous beer! I was a bit hesitant due to the Belgian Golden Ale style, but this beer is excellent!
Jan 11, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Oct 28, 2020
Rated: 3.58 by DangerDawg from Ohio

Oct 28, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

Oct 28, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by PittBeerGirl from Ohio

Aug 26, 2020
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Reviewed by CaptainHate from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2020 12.7 ounce bottle poured into a DFH tulip. Small head over a dark orangish body. Definitely smell the barrel along with bourbon and malt and a toffeeish sweetness. Taste reflects the smell but a strong sweetness, surely from the honey, intrudes. I can't tell is this is a bad thing or not but I believe this is mischaracterized as a tripel. It's something else, maybe a Belgian strong pale ale or medium dark ale. This isn't to denigrate this at all, which is a very pleasant experience particularly because the booze is understated. But someone trying this expecting a tripel is getting something else beyond doubt. Mouthfeel is just fine for a sipping beer.

Although I enjoy barrel aged beers a great deal, particularly how Jackie O's does them, they in essence create hybrid beers like the doodle craze with dogs. In both cases the end product pleases the consumer but this calls for the styles to reflect that so that there are reasonable expectations.
Aug 23, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Aug 09, 2020
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12.7 ounce bottle, 2020 vintage, 14.2% ABV. Served in a Teku, the beer pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color with not quite an inch off-white head. Head retention is decent, and there's a small amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like vanilla, bourbon, honey, stone fruit, caramel and bready malt. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some candied orange, oak and coconut flavors. Mostly sweet tasting but there is a hint of bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit coating and is easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was pretty good, definitely worth picking up!
Jul 16, 2020
Rated: 4 by Eziel from Ohio

Jan 11, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jan 06, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by mltobin from Connecticut

Nov 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Very hazy burnt straw nearing amber with a thick, creamy white blanket.

Smell is bourbon, peach schnapps, toffee and banana skin.

I wasn't expecting it to carry over but holy shit this tastes very distinctly of peach schnapps! There's also some brandy-like heat, caramel corn, and, just damn! This is really unique! Wtf is this? I'm getting a hint of orange zest, while parts of this reminds me of the recently released Northern Hoser Exposure, with the hints of green apple that I'm also getting. However, as of now, Kentucky Monk is way better.

Medium to full bodied with a semi-dry finish that tingles on the way down, but a thick fizz allows you to fully enjoy the complexities through the heat--something not many of the higher ABV Jackie O's brews afford.
Aug 14, 2017
Rated: 3.55 by Nunya from Ohio

May 07, 2017
Rated: 4 by CPAles from Illinois

Apr 21, 2017
Rated: 3.82 by caahare from West Virginia

Apr 16, 2017
Kentucky Monk from Jackie O's Brewpub
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 149 ratings