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RATINGS: 568   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WarChef1 (23) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours reddish brown with thick tan head. Aromas of toffee, dried fruit. Taste of all that with vanilla as well with nice medium+body. Nice maltiness with some bready quality i felt. Overall nice beer with some good warming qualities. Great looking can too.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3050) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
I thought this one would be a foamer given the fact that I cracked open the can, got out my glass and saw foam almost overflowing the lip of the can before I could pour. Surprisingly, the carbonation is reasonable and the head wasnít very long lasting. Sweet. Dark stone fruit. Slight overripe sourness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (1994) - USA - JUL 27, 2014
A cola-like pour with a foamy lid that reminded me of Swiss cheese. The label is pretty drab. Aroma of iron, fresh paint, caramel, cola, malt, and lightly tangy hops. The taste is impressive - brown bread, cola, black cherry, cinnamon, and oak. It is nicely balanced, and has a dash of acidity in it. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2009) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Expectation: I figure this will lead to a good experience
Motivation: So far Iíve enjoyed most 21st Amendment beers Iíve had
Hardware: 12oz can (canned on 3/3/14) into Le Duvel
Nose: Raisins (figs) and Belgian sugars
sip: booze, white wine (vanilla and oak chips) and I canít detect cinnamon even though I usually can
Taste: sweet
Misc: light to medium body
Conclusion: kind of drinks like the champagne of cough syrups, score says it all

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1713) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
The 12 oz can poured clear, dark red-brown with a semi-durable tan head that left fine sticky lacing. Feel: Full body with excellent, soft carbonation. Cinnamon, vanilla and figs in the nose. Cinnamon, vanilla and figs dominate the flavor which also has a touch of oak and a malt base. Moderately spicy. About equal balance of bitter and sweet. O: tasty and complex.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13283) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Can at Casper is back tasting. Mid brown lasting beige head. Sweet malt aroma. slightly average quad. Sweet and ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Can shared in London. Pours lightly hazy amber with a creamy off-white head. Strong malt aroma, toast, ripe fruits, brown sugar, dates. Medium sweet flavor with some grapes, toasty bread, mild leaves, alcohol, wood. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with old, leathery berries, wood, grape skins, cherry, toast. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6317) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Can thanks to Caspar. It pours hazy brown with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is roasty, spicy, figgy pudding, caramel, roasty and wood. The taste is bitter, spicy, earthy, wood, vanilla, toasty, caramel, warming alcohol, fig, decent bitterness, mild acidity and toast with a dry, spicy finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Pretty alright.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jojojam (61) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Canned March 2012. Pours a brown apple cider color. Little to no head. Lots of dark fruit on the nose. Huge wallop of vanilla on initial taste. Following tastes present he dark fruits- figs and raison. This one has held up just find. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oscbert (1012) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Strong dark fruity plum aroma with raisin and chocolate, slight roastiness, caramel/toffee, bready. ~Pours a reddish brown color with wispy off white head. ~Very rich malty flavor, chocolate, melanoidins, toffee, caramel, prune and raisin, dark cherry, pepper. ~Full bodied, with low CO2, somewhat clean sugary finish with peppery sugary spice lingering. ~Delicious brew. This is my 1000th rating, glad I picked this beer. Has pretty much everything I look for in a dark strong.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Paincane (135) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Opaque mahogany colored body is topped by a creamy khaki head. Vanilla, oak, fig and spice aromas make for a beautiful bouquet. Flavors include cinnamon, vanilla, dried dark fruits and a bit of booziness. Medium bodied, very flavorful and enjoyable. Delicious, excellent brew.


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