Kentucky Monk | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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88
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132 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
jackieos.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by drgonzo3705 on 08-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
15.08%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
16
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of kawilliams81
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 12 oz glass.

A- pours a dark golden with a 1 finger off-white head. Minimal lacing.

S- honey, caramel, toffee, spices, and bourbon.

T- sweet caramel, toffee, bourbon, and dark fruits.

M- medium body and carbonation. Lighter with a slightly syrupy feel.

O- good beer. Very different.

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1/5  rDev -74.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of CaptainRaisin
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draft at Jackie O's. What a line-up on the board. Only 9 or 10 BBA beers, no big deal.

Pours a little dark for the style. Head is all but gone aside from the lacing on the glass.

Smells of bourbon, vanilla, cream, wheat.

Woah! It tastes better than it smells, which is saying a lot. I was the Pavlovian dog post-whistle after admiring the nose, but wow. Creamy, rich, hints of bourbon and cream running wild through this triple. I understand why people would take points away from it, but I refuse. So tasty.

The lack of carbonation made this slide right down the ol' gullet. Again, could knock it because of style, but not today folks.

Amazing. Jackie O's flexing it's brewing muscles. Would come back to this beer time and time again.

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Photo of EliSpitzner
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of pmoney
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of buschbeer
4.14/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of ber12
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jrcmlc
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of zachary80
3.86/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of the_beerist
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.04/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.22/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of nlmartin
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.07/5  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.

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Photo of gpawned
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Kentucky Monk from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
3.98 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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