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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours deep chestnut brown with a ring of off-white foam. Aroma is berries, vinous (sangria?), cinnamon, dried fruit, vanilla, and bread. Taste is vanilla, bread, dried fig, Dr. Pepper fruitiness, hint of oak, toffee, and warm spice. Med=full body, nice substantial mouthfeel. Delicious. Maybe a tad strong on the vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Backlog rating. Can at Caspar tasting at Chriso’s, London. It pours a dark copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma sweet and yeasty, ripe fruits, caramel, dough, pepper, plums. Taste is similarly sweet and yeasty, lightly boozy, with more dried fruits and caramel. Decent overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigda83 (381) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours a clear deep brown/red with small khaki head. Aroma is sweet with sugar, cherry, plum, caramel, and licorice. Taste followed the nose pretty closely. I’d consider this more of a red ale than a Belgian Strong. It just tasted too sweet to me. Canned in March, so maybe the age had something to do with it. Not bad and I didn’t mind it, just really sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3774) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
can. deep brown with one finger head. a bit sweet with some brown sugar and dark fruit. mild yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2089) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Had a few cans of this sitting in the cellar for about 1.5 years. Surprisingly, age is just fine with this beer (at least for this amount of time) - fig, malt, booze, Belgian spice notes. A touch oxidized and a little mineraly on the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Danyel (1332) - Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Can. Pours hazy dark brown with light tan head. Aroma is very raisins, figs, chocolate, Belgian yeast. Taste is light to medium bodied, low carbonation. Overall, not too good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2457) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a one finger off-white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Dark brown color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Burnt dark fruit nose and flavor is roasted malt and hints of brown sugar. $3.99 for a 12oz dark brown can from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma. Canned Mar 3, 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwmiller16 (111) - Delaware, USA - OCT 11, 2014
12 oz can. Pours dark chestnut brown with decent amount of tan foam. Twangy aroma from the Belgian yeast with undertones of dark fruits. Heavy on the palate with tastes of prunes and raisins that are followed by a slight alcohol burn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5348) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Can. Pours a clear ruby brown body under a one finger frothy beige head that faded to a thin layer. The nose is heavily fruity with lots of plum and raisin, moderate alcohol, caramel, Belgian yeast, and some chocolate notes. The flavor is rich and fruity with a fairly well kept in check sweetness. There’s not quite the depth and layers of flavor that’s found in the Belgian classics, but it’s pretty decent. I like the fruitiness on the back end and the lack of alcohol heat. Medium bodied and just lightly clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6761) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
best beer from 21st to date. a "dark belgian w/NW hops, candi sugar, cinammon, vanilla, & eight malts". this beer was quite tasty & unique. mahogony brown color, and a nice and sweet complex malty aroma. not a ton of yeast. the aroma was nice, but the flavor just exploded in the mouth. more, and better, than i was expecting. the candi sugar and vanilla are showcased, but the whole package is a nice mix."

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