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RATINGS: 633   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Cloudy dark brown with a small head. Aroma is sweet, some yeast, faint fruit and mild spice. Doesn’t scream cinnamon or vanilla or even wood for that matter. Does have a nice flavor. Sweet, some light wood comes through here with some mild spice and sweetness. Some caramel and molasses with some fruity esters. Not bad I just wanted more out of those ingredients.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3012) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Pours out a ruby hues brown color with a moderate off white head. Aroma is of dried dark fruit, spice and some candi sugar. Smooth mouthfeel, but a little bit light on the body for packing over 8%. Notes of dried fruit, mainly fig and raisinand light cherry, some candi sugar, and some alcohol creeps in on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Pint – Eastside Club Tavern – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Nice light Belgian yeast aroma with a good roasted malt aroma lingering.
Appearance – Light Brown in color, Clear with a light head.
Flavor – Nice Quad with good malt flavors the added Belgian yeast gave the spice and dry fruit flavors.
Palate – Dry finish with a nice Mouthfeel.
Overall – There where tons of flavors, Chocolate, yeast, died fruit this beer had a ton going for itself. Liked this beer can’t wait to try more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Can thanks to blutt59? Notes of burnt biscuits, raspberries, faint chocolate, and charred wood. I like my quads sweeter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2010
Can sample at a tasting. Pours clear amber with a medium beige head. Fruity and malty nose with caramel, yeast and some banana. Caramel malty flavor with bananas and a boozy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3318) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Can: Brownish amber color with a thin, short lived beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty, light candied sugar and fruitiness. Rich taste is again sweet. Fruity, caramel, candied sugar, and light yeast. Warming and lightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
phaleslu gave me this 12 oz can. thanks peter. pours a clear dark brown with red highlights and a small frothy dark beige head. does look a bit like blood. aroma of strawberry, vanilla soy milk, jolly ranchers, and unripened plums. Not bad, but more remenicient of fruit juice than a typical belgian beer. flavor is a flow of doughy caramel, plums, vanilla, and toasted dark chocolate. leaves a weird burnt nuttiness on the pallette. The individual parts of this beer interesting and to some extent the package deal worked, but in the end it was a bit too juicy fruit like in the nose. the weird burnt plum wooody booze note was strange as well. Seemed too much like juice. didn’t have good belgian yeast spice complexity. A tangy, fruity, burnt vanilla nut belgian beer. decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9504) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Can and draft fron CAH. Draft rated here, for your pleasure. Gorgeous mahogany pour w 3f tan head. Nose is fig, vanilla, cherry, vinous fruit. Tastes malty, with hefty vinous fruit, cherry, some spice. Great lace rings at the culmination of the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15160) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2010
Can, 8.3%. Malty aroma, sweet dark malts, some dried fruits. Cloudy, muddy dark red brown colour. Small tan head. The flavour starts off quite sweet and malty. Not sugary as such, but a bit sweet. OK balanced by a roasted maltiness and some warming alcohol. Dried fruits in the flavour as well, along with a bit of yeast in the finish. There is also a tart fruit note in the finish, almost like a good kriek, albeit much more subtle. Tastes Belgian, and better than many original Belgian beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Sweet malty aroma with some fruit. Murky dark red brown color. Tan head. The flavor starts sweet and malty. Decent balance due to roasted malt. Some warming alcohol tones. Dried fruits in the flavor also with a yeasty finish. Tastes quite Belgian for an American brew...

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