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RATINGS: 637   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2010
This poured a dark amber with a finger of creamy head. Aroma has some raisins, licorice and candi sugar. Body is fairly rich and full, like a good quad should. The mouthfeel is also very smooth with extremely soft carbonation. Taste has strong dark fruit like raisin and plum. Burnt caramel sweetness is also quite prevalent on the aftertaste. This is an extremely well balanced quad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4482) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2010
Can (cool). Dark red-brown pour with sour-wet-funk nose. Fig newtons. Body is a touch boozy but smooth. Dark mulled fruits, fig loaf. Sesame-nutty, some dry bittering but mostly wet, almost sour-red finish. I’ll buy the copper taste .. blood!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6469) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2010
can, thanks to bu11zeye, almond color with short white foam, aroma is buttery sweet caramel, flavors are dark fruit, malty with some alcohol showing, plain finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2010
Can. Pours a nice brown color into Hellbilly’s grandfathers beer glass. Small off white head. Caramel, yeast, bread, light hops, and some alcohol in the nose. Flavor is strong with alcohol, but has a good bitter bite that balances both the alcohol and caramel malt flavor. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2010
Can from bleeng
Pours a deep deep mahogany/amber with a syrupy body. Aroma is Isopryl alcohol, spice, and malty yeast. Flavor is a sudden onset of plant and cinammon and then water. Thin mouthfeel. Let this one bleed dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2010
Thanks to Baker for the cans! Poured clear reddish-amber with a creamy cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweet bread, molasses, and fig notes with earth and dry peppery yeast accents.. warm and sweet overall.. dark and sweet overall. The flavor found more of the molasses and fig sugars at the core.. honey, bread, and dates were secondary.. dry Belgian-inspired yeast laced throughout.. lots of residual sugars on the finish. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate with decent balance.. spicy and warm on the tasty finish.. solid, but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5949) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2010
Can. Dark brown to near black opaque pour with a dense, but short, beige colored head. Aroma is sweet malts, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, light flowers and soft cocoa. Taste is big sweet malt, caramel, cocoa, ripened fruit, raisins, plums, candi sugar, fresh flowers and dusty yeast. Body is medium-full with a bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more dark fruit, more bitterness coming through, powdery chocolate, cobwebby yeast, cocoa, caramel and candi sugar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2010
Can. Pours opaque reddish brown, off white head. Aroma is metal, malt, caramel, pickles. Flavor is malty, metallic, wheaty, soapy. Has an odd pickled taste. Not a fan. Remember folks, unless you’re a vampire, blood doesn’t taste very good either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8148) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
Can at the brewpub in San Fran. Pours a brown color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet toasted fruity oak. The flavor is strawberries, oak, sweet and fruity, nutty, figs, lots of things to like. Not a overly sweet Quad which is good to see. Rich and easygoing. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2010
My first shot at the 21st Amendment Brewery.
A pretty good Belgian style ale. Flavors are little drier than what might be expected with some a hint of tart in the finish. Still contains notes of dark fruits and has a substantial yeast aroma.

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