bp (788) - Queens, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can: pours dark reddish brown with a thin head that quickly disappears, aroma of dark fruits, taste is malty, dark fruit, only mildly carbonated, medium bodied
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can courtesy of BrianBothen. Pours cloudy, dark red, with a thin, fizzy offwhite head that leaves specks of lace. Smells pretty good, dark and sweet with sugary malts and ripe, red fruits. Tastes of dark, sweet red fruits and sugary malts. Caramel and slight eral. Very good. Nice body. Solid medium body with good carbonation.
KGMcDon (3) - USA - FEB 10, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
21st Amendment Monk’s Blood is as tasty as it is hard to describe. I’ve had it in he can (Foodery on 2nd in Philly) and on tap (Race Street Cafe in Philly). It’s great!
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark fruity nose, plum, cherry, spice, brown sugar. Pours dark reddish brown with a decent beige head and a light lace. Lots of dark fruit, brown sugar, toast, roasted notes, plum, cherry. Fruity finish. Lighter bodied for style. Enjoyable.
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy red-brown body with a bubbly beige head. Spices override much of the nose, still detect some plum, almond, cocoa, and oxidation. Thin body delivers some fruit, almond, faint bubblegum, Would like more body on this one, less spice and more coherence in the nose, and more nuance in the flavor. That said, this is still a decent quad, from a can at that.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
21st Amendment Monk’s Blood 2/8/10 (Pours blood red with some ruby undertones, white head. Aroma is minerally, some prune and bready notes. Palate is medium in fullness, not all that dry. Flavor lingers on a bready-fruit, candi sugar, slightly coppery note, I couldn’t get over the comparison to BLOOD. Uggh. And sweet in that "candi" way. Shall I retry this? I’d like to, but for now we shall say that I just couldn’t get into this beer. Coolest part is the color!
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to the random chaps who came in the rake that night. Alround rating: Sweet candy sugar belgian character, has a small tartness to it, but its primarily all about the yeasty fruity sweetness and the small tartness just keeps it in check. Good stuff.
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a very dark red almost purple with a very small beige head. Aroma was lots of candi sugar, some fig and other dark fruit character too. Flavor was a bit yeasty, very sweet, with a little off flavor tinge in the swallow. All an all a decent beer bit a little weak for a quad.
BelgianBeerGal (3138) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Traded 12oz can. Pours a relatively dark brown with a small khaki head that dissipates quickly. Faint aroma of sour cherries, Belgian yeast and candy sugar; maybe even a little vanilla. Pretty light for a quad but I think that keeps it from being cloying and sticky sweet. Sweeter than expected but decently balanced by some spice. Nice.
BroSpud (1682) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Pours a dark red with very little head though plenty of effervescence (good word, gotta use that more). Alot of fruit without too much of the sweet making for a nice balanced flavor. No alcohol taste whatsoever.