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RATINGS: 600   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
njnut (331) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
Poured into tulip a nice deep reddy brown with a white head and lace. Head receded to sides of glass fairly quick. Aroma was complex, I was expecting yeast but I got Roasted malts, soy sauce, alcohol and nuts. Taste was malty and nutty with a cherry and brandy background. A thicker body but slick. Not what I was expecting. The aroma off put me but the taste was enjoyable.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewBoxer (2365) - New York, New York, USA - APR 26, 2015
Can. Pours a dark rich Belgian quad color. Light head fades. Taste is sweet and boozy with hints of cinnamon and vanilla

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBunker (800) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
12oz can. Pours deep amber with a beige head. Aroma is of wood, dark fruit, sugar, and caramel. Taste is not what I was expecting at all. It’s very woody, with lots of dark fruit, alcohol, and malt. Very sweet, with a very dry finish. Very boozy. Way more sugary than I expected.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (83) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Aroma: woody, vanilla, clove, Appearance: Dark amber, clear, tan foam, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1018) - Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2015
Can into Trappist glass, deep brown-amber color with tan head. Aroma notes of nuttiness, caramel, vanilla, oak, dark dried fruits (figs, some plum) and light spices. Taste adds cinnamon, heavy dark bread, brown sugar, fruity candy, wood, cocoa and fruity yeastiness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy, sticky with yeasty fruity roast finish. A pretty nice flavored dark Belgian.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (121) - New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Deep amber almost brown color with an off white head & minimal lacing. Sweet and fruity aroma. Taste follows nose with a sweet dark fruit flavor. Refreshing beer overall with good flavor and palate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
Can->Trappist. Deep amber with frothy lite tan head. A: dark fruit, candied yeast, brown sugar. T: sweet, with dark fruit, Belgian yeast, caramel. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2002) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2015
Can from Brew Topia. Reddish brown with small head and lace. Warning: don’t drink this cold. Nuts booze wood bourbon cherry caramel vanilla with woody bitterness hints of herbal. medium full body. Nice mouthfeel. Very good. I almost poured this down the drain when it was cold.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demmbonz (632) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2015
Shared can to snifters. Deep mahogany. Dark fruits. Sweet. Cinnamon, oak, and vanilla are very difficult to discern. Very much in resemblance to a dubbel to me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bg80 (44) - California, USA - APR 5, 2015
From the can. Rich reddish/purple color with thin off-white head and minimal lacing. Moderately carbonated. Complex aroma and palate, nicely resembling a classic abbey strong dark ale, with the requisite sweetness and dark fruit flavors. Hides the alcohol well until the very end and it adds a nice bite to balance the sugar. Very delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (240) - New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2015
Rich malty sweetness with notes caramel, toast and figs. Appearance is a hazy deep amber with a small head with poor head retention. Flavor is malty sweet with notes of toast. Bitterness dries the beer out on the end. Body is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's ok, nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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