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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2959) - Boise, 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 (3326) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14519) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1766) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a dark straw body. The aroma is clean dark fruits and grains. Nice. The taste has a mild caramel sweetness start, metallic bitter middle, ripe fruit finish. The texture is thicker with low carbonation. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1008) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Aromas of malt funk, metal, licorice, toffee, dark fruits and tangy malts. Pours a dark brown with a crimson tint and lively carbonation. Taste brings assertive carbonated dark fruit, black cherries, blackberries, raisin, malt funk, toffee, musty grape juice and merlot. Finishes with Belgian yeast funk and old pomegranate. Overall, a moderately decent brew with funky overtones. Nothing really stands out though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3734) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2009
On tap at 21st Amendment during SF Beer Week. Not bad, but really didn’t do it for me overall. Dark blood-like red color with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruits, sugar, and yeast. Flavor was similar - really fruity with sweet and sour notes as well as some roastiness. Complex for sure, but I don’t think it came together all that well. Fairly full palate. Not too drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6818) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
12 oz can. cloudy ebony. caramel and toffee at the edges. loose tan foam falls quickly away to nothing. basementy nose with cola and wet leaves. creamy and fizzy medium body. figs, vanilla, cola, and wet leaves on the mid palate. mild cola finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Can. Refreshing carbonation. Dark pour with minimum head that diminished quickly. Light flavor with spice and a lot of vanilla. A bit too sweet for me. Short finish with sweetness that lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (13761) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
A: The pour is a dark, reddish-brown color with perhaps a hint of orange. The head is fairly fluffy and off-white in color. S: There is quite a bit of spice (cinnamon) in the nose, along with some dark fruits as well as bready malts. T: The flavors were a bit disappointing, to be honest. Plenty of caramel malt, alcohol, spice, and overly sweet. The fruits were not as "real" as I was hoping, but more of a sugary, fake fruit flavor. M: Decent enough body (medium) with a fairly high level of carbonation. D: Perhaps my expectations were a bit too high for this one. I found it to be alright, but not amazing, and the alcohol presence doesn’t really make me want to drink a significant amount of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11613) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2010
12oz can @Suttree’s Nothing else to do TN Gathering. Thanks Suttree/Phil-pours a tan head and amber/red color. Aroma is medium/dark malt, barny, fruit, earthy. Taste is medium/dark malt, barny, fruit-prune, earthy. Oh yeah and I seemed to have picked up some beghelad:-)

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