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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2010
can thanks to Brooha, pours deep ruby red with a tall light tan head. Aroma is boozy lots of alcohol and spice. Some clove and peppermint, lots of yeast and cinnamon. Flavor is rich malts, very bready and tons of yeast and sweet raisin and candied sugar. I really like this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2726) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2010
out of a can (I seem to be starting more of my ratings this way...) pours a murky reddish brown. Small light tan head. Nice aroma of apple butter, pitted fruits and caramel. Slightly wooden and earthy. Flavor is much less subtle. Some of the same caramelized sugars but a fairly sharp woody and boozy flavor. Some spices, and a little metallic. Softly carbonated and a rich malty palate.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2010
Clearish mahogany pour wearing an initially medium off-white foam that switfly leaves its throne. Rather sugary nose where yeast phenols bring clovey and leathery character with a small medicine component. Banana bread, toast, plums, pear and mint complete the portrait. This ain’t particularly well balanced, lacking in attenuation and leaving a sticky feel, the tiny-bubbles carbonation not quite alleviating the sweet fig puree and sugary toastiness. Displaying minimal herbal notions in the finish with a growing minty, vanillaish with a toothpaste-like tightness borderline tannic, greatly contrasting with the sweetness, yet not removing the slickness. Not the depth of a sipper, not very drinkable either. In terms of palate, this is not quite there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6512) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Had at Freetail’s, before opening for the OBR bottle release .. Pours out a dark brown .. not a quad, the abv is too low, but a super brew, mild and enjoyable.. go for it if you see it! .. . Go! Move it, will ya? Aw, you’re letting him blow right by ya! Can you believe this guy? Come on! Don’t just...! Ninja-kick the damn rabbit! Do something!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Had from can, poured into sifter - freshly bought less than a week earlier in San Francisco. I don’t know if I expected more, or maybe I remembered it differently when I tried this beer over a year ago, but I felt a little bit let down this time around. Pours a dark reddish brown with very little head. Smells of fruits, malts, and sugars. Taste is sweet, subtle, not complex at all. Sweet flavors linger with hint of alcohol at the end. My fond memories were not at all satisfied this time around. May have to re-rate if I can ever get it on tap at 21st Amendment.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (725) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Texas Bluebonnet Brew-off 2010. Poured a red-brown color with a nice tan head. It smelt of hay, banana, and slight chocolate. Tasted of sweet caramel and brown sugar. Wow, this is a great brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Can I picked up at Whole Foods in DC. Drank with lunch, I guess thats the best thing about having an 8.3% Quad. Pours dark reddish brown with a beautifal stable tan head. Nose is rich and sweet with big notes of spice and a rodenbachy vinegarness. Taste is sweet, rich, malty and nicely slightly tart. Rich dark fruits and a nice aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4307) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Can. Dark red in color, decent beige colored head, and clear. The smell is fruits, caramel, sweet, caramel, and yeast. The taste is dried fruits, other fruits, caramel, sweet, yeast, sugar, and good. Nice feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TommyTilt (67) - Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Pours very slowly out of the 12oz can. Left about an inch frothy caramel long lasting head. Has a dark covered chocolate cherry taste. Hint of dried prunes. Over all a very light sweet taste. Has a creamy texture. Medium bodied with an after taste of the 8 + abv. This beer will definitely go in the notebook for a future buy. It was recommended to me and i will pass it forward,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
12oz can. Pours a clear, mahogany colored body with a reddish hue. Finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is nice. Chocolate covered cherries, caramel, plums, raisin, toffee, brown sugar, Belgian sugary yeast, pepper, molasses, earth, and woody vanilla. A bit vineous too. Flavor is nice, but seems to lack the complexity of the aroma. More of a banana, Belgian yeastiness up front with a pleasant caramel and toffee maltiness. A light chocolate, vanilla-wood, raisin bread, dark fruit, and earth before this finishes mostly dry with a good amount of sweetness. Light to medium, earthy and yeasty bitterness with just a hint of acidic dark fruits. Medium length aftertaste after a medium to full body and soft carbonation. Very smooth and mouth coating. Overall, a nice quad. The aroma seemed more complex to me, but the flavor was still enjoyable. No hint of the 8.3% ABV and very easy drinking. Nice can beer.


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