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RATINGS: 629   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.


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2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
snownirvana (70) - - APR 13, 2012
Snifter from can. Solid malt and alcohol. App: medium-dark, hazy brown with a small tan head. T: dark fruit on the front, dark fruit on the back and a lingering alcohol aftertaste. P: bubbly and smooth.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wwatkins (1) - WASHINGTON CROSSING, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS - MAY 20, 2016 does not count
SMOOTH BUT FLAVORFUL TASTE. ONE OF THE BEST BELGIUMS IVE HAD IN A WHILE. CAN TASTE THE VANILLA , FIGS AND HAS THAT OAK BARREL AROMA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1598) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 17, 2016
2012 edition. Red brown. Aroma tobacco. Tastes toasted marshmallow, some tobacco bitter. Cherry.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2046) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Nice malty beer. Malty flavours, grain, and caramel. Long lasting flavour, I miss some balance from the hops.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsnicholas (502) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Can (12oz). Can’t describe it, but the armoa was a putoff. Taste was very maltly with a tiny bit of hop bitterness. Burnt sweetness. Not a favorite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (5747) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
335ml can at my daughters house in Orange County, California on 1st May 2016. Red hue to the body, creamy topping. Cinnamon aroma and initial taste, malty flavour with a fig trace within the fairly sweet brew. Decent, but just a little too sweet in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (755) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 27, 2016
UPDATED: APR 28, 2016 Can, deep red amber, cream colored head. Aroma is malt, vanilla, dried fruit. Taste is malt, spice, dried fruit, vanilla, booze, citrus rind. Palate is fairly rich. This is slightly sweet, and then bitter. I don’t like the balance on this at all. Ok, my taste buds were broken when I rated this. The day after its much better. Spice, toast, raisins and figs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3852) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2016
Pour is a murky dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a mix of molasses and dark fruit. Also a big candi sugar sweetness. Flavor is a sugar covered plum with dark candi sugar aftertaste. Very sweet beer but has a nice dark fruit flavor with a little tootsie roll after the swallow. More dopplebock than Belgian dark but stll plenty flavorful albeit sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (1155) - North Dakota, USA - APR 16, 2016
Thanks to oldrtybastrd for the can -- poured into a snifter. Active carbonation upon pouring. Clear dark caramel colored brew with no head. Malty and boozey aroma. Flavor is Belgian fermented malt, slight hop bitterness. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, spice, and some woody notes. Flavors of dark fruits, sweet malt, and hints of cinnamon.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (684) - - APR 15, 2016
Dark copper, clear. Full body, smooth texture, dense flavor, hot mouthfeel, long palate. Intensely bittersweet, balanced. Malty, roasty, dry fruit, tar, coke, yeast, sweet spices. Typical of style, tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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