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RATINGS: 641   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (949) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Purchased as a four pack of cans at the Sewickley Giant Eagle near Pittsburgh. Perfect on the pour with a nice big aromatic head of goodness. Chewy and exotic on the first mouthing, with plenty of surprises for the discriminating drinker. Each tasting was a bit different for me. Read the can if you will for an interesting aside.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Emeister84 (2162) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Aroma: vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, raisins, fruity esters. Appearance: dark ruby, slightly hazy. Taste: vanilla, red delicious apples, raisins, caramel, cinnamon. Palate: full body, hefty carbonation balances the rich flavors, dry fruity finish with some spicy cinnamon and apple notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a tulip glass. Aroma- A nice blend of yeast, pepper and vanilla Appearance- A dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Taste- Has a really good wood and fruit blended flavor with a hint of vanilla, really good. Palate-A medium bodied beer with light carbonation. Has a dry finish. Overall- A really flavorful and satisfying Belgian Strong Dark Ale, highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4-pack from Perry’s. Holy God I could drink this every day. Nose is full with dark fruit, sweet black and chocolate malts, a very light fig character in particular. Color is a beautiful bloody brownish black with a mountainous brown head. Flavor is perfectly balanced: cherries, fig, wood, dark Abt esters... damn it I wish I had bought two 4 packs. Or three.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Purchased at Bierkraft in Brooklyn, NY; enjoyed at a good friends place closely by. Appearance a very deep ruby / brown, very cloudy and dirty, with thin off white head. Aroma remarkably complex, notes of cinnamon and vanilla, also of dark fruits and a touch of Belgian yeast, also a bit sweet with noticeable carbonation. Taste is pretty remarkable, I can’t really describe it, very smooth and drinkable but still retains its boozeyness, also a mixture of dark fruits, caramel, Belgian yeast and a touch of cinnamon. One of the more unique ones I’ve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnScav (2) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013 does not count
Pours a dark cloudy amber with thick tan head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing. Sweet,dark, fruity aroma. Tastes of dark fruit/figs. Notes of bread, vanilla, and cinnamon evident. Medium mouthfeel. Alcohol is very present. Overall, this is a nice, warming beer for a chilly night by the fire. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pour from a can is a very dark amber with a nice clarity. Aroma is nice roasted malt with hints of raisins and brown sugar. Taste is sweet and malty with a brown sugar and date. Leaves a clean finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Nice malty beer. Malty flavours, grain, and caramel. Long lasting flavour, I miss some balance from the hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b_fizzle (4) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2012 does not count
Perhaps my score is related to my expectations being so low...at any rate, I was totally impressed with this beautiful, rich, full-bodied ale. from nose to finish, this is a pleasure to drink. It has the expected Belgian yeast with a sweet bread character that finishes with a very light hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Not much of an aroma for such a powerful tasting beer. Strong vanilla and oak flavors compliment the Belgian yeast. Full palate. Overall a very unique Belgian Strong Ale.

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