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RATINGS: 531   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (552) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
Pours a hazy amber-red with a tan head and lots of lacing. It has a great aroma of plums, apples, and other dark fruit with some bread and a bit of spice like anise and clove. The flavor is dark fruits and some yeast up front followed by a malty, yeasty middle and balanced fruit and spice aftertaste over a surprisingly light/medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Can. Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, syrup, vanilla, wood, malt and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5048) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
Can @ Home. Pours hazy dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, candy sugar, swet dark fruit. Flavor is malt, plum, sugar, marcipan, booze. Medium body, lightly warming alcoholic finish. 230313

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (9844) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Can. Hazy brown/dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruits, caramel and chocolate. Flavour is malt, caramel, candy sugar, yeast, vanilla, dark fruits, medium sweet and a little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1709) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2013
I think this is my first beer from this brewery. The pour is a dark, somewhat murky, brown color with a tint of reddish amber in there. On top sits a one-finger tan head that leaves some light lacing. It smells of sweet toffee and caramel, a bit of red plum, licorice, and yeast. Smells a bit like a Barleywine or Old Ale. The taste is initially quite sweet and alcoholic with caramel, figs, and some cherry fruitiness. There’s underlying notes of oak and vanilla bean that smooth it out with a bit of Belgian spice on the back end. Cinnamon comes to mind. Overall it’s a bit messy and the alcohol does not hide well but a passable Belgian Strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Big thanks to Durhambeer for this one
Pours a very dark brown with a smallish espresso swirl head that fades kind of fast.

The aroma has some really nice pear, apple rind, and mild nuttiness. There is some mild plum & alcohol, it smells nice... it also smells a touch sweet.

The flavor is rich, boozy, & woody. Decidedly not as sweet as it smells, with some dark fruit and drier nutty hazel & brazil nut character. Plenty of that grapey alcohol character. A touch of bitterness is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Barcade: Brooklyn. Great bar and a great beer. More expensive than I would have liked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9854) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Can @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy reddish amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 220313

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Can from timfoolery. Really tasty Belgian strong ale. Taste is Belgian yeast, raisin, cooked vegetables, malt and light hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1047) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Sweet for a belgian. Can taste a bit of cinnamon and vanilla but the belgian spices are strong.

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