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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Monk’s Blood pays homage to the monks of Belgium’s monasteries who have been brewing some of the world’s great beer for centuries. During times of fasting, the monks subsist solely on beer, which they refer to as “liquid bread”. Beer, quite literally, is in their blood. The most sublime of the monk’s premium brews is dark like blood, rich and nourishing. 21st Amendment founders Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan traveled to Belgium to develop the recipe for this special beer, visiting small, traditional breweries in the hop fields of west Flanders, not far from the famous Trappist abbey of Westvleteren. Monk’s Blood is designed to pair beautifully with rich winter stews, creamy cheeses, unctuous desserts or just by itself, in a Belgian tulip glass, with a good book by the fire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (484) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours a deep dark reddish brown translucent color with tan head. Sweet, caramel, Belgian yeast, light spice notes. Sweet, dark fruits - raisiny, caramel character, hints of spices - maybe some cinnamon. Some woody flavors in the finish. Vanilla comes through as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
12oz can, dark brown pour, 2 finger head and decent CO2. Balanced brew, interesting complex tasting brew with mixes of spices, maybe cinnamon, vanilla, and other various flavors. Alcohol taste, warming feeling, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (1998) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2014
Can sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a translucent copper brown with bubbly white head. Aroma is nice Belgian dark fruity esters with a big malt background. Taste follows with a hint of spiciness and a boozy burn that warms on the way down. Pretty awesome beer to come from a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (369) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pours a dark amber with thick brown head and carbonation. Aroma is similar to a lager with heavy malts, grains, and yeast. Taste is really unique with cherry (but not too sweet), liquorish, dark fruits, malts, wheat and yeast. A malty aftertaste. Well done ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
WanderinCelt87 (134) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pour from a can is a very dark amber with a nice clarity. Aroma is nice roasted malt with hints of raisins and brown sugar. Taste is sweet and malty with a brown sugar and date. Leaves a clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkgrenwel (558) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2014
Dark muddy reddish brown with a ring of tan head. Inviting aroma of fruit, bread, spice. Flavor is cherry, cocoa, cinnamon and rye bread. Sweet with a bit of sharp esters in the back. Palate is creamy but a little thin in body at the end. Alcohol is a little hot. Almost reminds me of a nitro beer in the way it shows lots of great flavors, but still feels a little watery and washed out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (353) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Draft. Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma is lemon, cherry. Taste is sweet cherries - big and bold. This was a welcome addition. Classic belgian notes - fruity/spicy, some funky/yeast notes. Easy drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
barn0216 (361) - California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Deep brown with a reddish hue. Sugary malt, light vanilla in the nose. Nutty taste, oak, lightly roasted, dry alcohol, bread. Hmm, even a little corn syrup like an American lager. Flavors are ok (except the corn syrup) but it lacks body, it feels weak. And the best parts disappear quickly after drinking anyway, leaving only the corn syrup and alcohol aftertaste. The overall impression is vaguely unpleasant without being obviously terrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aarond (144) - Wilmington, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
Can. Aroma is molasses, vanilla, raisins, and figs. Appearance is dark amber with ruby hues. Think white head. Good lacing. Taste is sweet cherries, fig, vanilla, caramel, and just a hint of cinnamon. Medium full body and moderately low carbonation. Overall a rich and complex version of the style. Worth the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (497) - - APR 7, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent dark reddish amber with a thick ring of off white head. Aroma of raisins and cherries. Taste of alcohol with a more pronounced cherryishness mixed in with the burn.

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