Kentucky Monk | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by drgonzo3705 on 08-08-2009

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Photo of rhinos00
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first beer I had at Jackie O's 4th Extravaganza. Poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a hazy, golden color. Thin layer of white head.

S- Oh man, the aroma on this beer was perfect. I wrote down three words when I was taking notes. I will repeat them here, "think bourbon butterscotch." Reminded of those caramel, butterscotch candies I used to eat, but in liquid form with a touch of bourbon. Very aromatic.

T- Taste was very good, but did not live up to the smell. Initially, oak and distinct wood flavors hit the palate. This was followed by a little bit of spices, cloves, which produced a banana-like quality...not too pronounced, but there. If the taste were to end here, I would have given this 4.0. However, the ending on this beer is pretty darn good. Finishes strong and sweet, with a mixture of caramel malts, belgian candies, and bourbon.

M- Medium bodied. Decent carbonation.

D- This beer is lethal. If it weren't for the high ABV and the enormous list of beers on-tap, I could have easily seen myself drinking a few more glasses of this.

Overall, I like tripels, not too crazy about them, but this was a fantastic take on a traditional Belgian styled beer.

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Photo of boothbeer
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first beer I tried at the Jackie O's 4th Anniversary Extravaganza.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with little head that leaves some lacing on the glass.

The aroma on this beer is amazing. I get a ton of butterscotch. A little vanilla and pronounced bourbon. I couldn't stop smelling this beer.

Tastes of vanilla, banana and oak with a powerful bourbon ending that is perfectly balanced.

Medium mouthfeel. Tingles on the tongue.

Surprisingly drinkable given the high ABV. All around delicious beer.

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Photo of movingtrain
4.82/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got to taste this while in Athens this past weekend...and took a growler to go.

This beer is quite astounding.

Pours a nice hazy golden color with little to no head

Smells of whiskey (bourbon), vanilla, oak cocoa nibs, pine, citrus. The smell is tantalizing, truly unique and heavy on the bourbon barrel's a Belgian style, aged in oak. And, man, the aroma here is potent and exquisite!

Tastes of Bourbon, vanilla, green peppercorn, Belgian candy sugar, spice, cloves, orchard fruit...very complex and aromatic...

This beer is incredible. One that I would love to come back to again and again. It's powerful, but very, very drinkable. What an excellent blend of malts, hops, and Bourbon/Whiskey flavors. This beer is well made and top notch. If you have the chance to get some of this, drink a glass at the bar and take a growler home. Nicely done.

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Photo of drgonzo3705
4.64/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep straw color with a thin yet bubbly head that manages to stick around for the haul.

S: Light but pleasant banana and bubblegum hiding underneath a big pleasantly sweet vanilla and bourbon nose.

T: Nice banana and bubblegum maltiness hit the palate as the aroma of the bourbon fills the rest of your mouth.

M: Medium body with just enough carbonation. Pretty clean finish for such a big brew.

D: They hide the alcohol very well in this beer. Works for me as I could easily drink a few of these.

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Kentucky Monk from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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