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RATINGS: 624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12516) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
(12oz can) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of herbs, raisins, dates, nuts, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, raisins, brown sugar, cherry, and plum.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2010
12oz can. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a light tan head, that has decent retention and lacing. Aroma is fairly strong and sweet, dark fruit, figs, yeast, lots of sugars. Balanced and creamy flavor containing dark fruit, figs, raisin, plums, bready dark malt and some molasses. The finish has a slight mild bitterness or alcohol bite. Smooth and creamy, with the alcohol well hidden. A very sessionable Belgian Strong Dark Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9631) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Can at the 2010 March Metro Detroit tasting. Poured a dark amber red that was a touch hazy and a white head. Aroma had lots of spice notes (cinnamon) and yeast notes. Flavor was similar with nice spices and sweeter grain notes and yeast notes as well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2675) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Can thanks to blutt59? Notes of burnt biscuits, raspberries, faint chocolate, and charred wood. I like my quads sweeter.

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 (3420) - 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 (6166) - 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 (7660) - .....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 (760) - 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!


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