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RATINGS: 624   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2675) - 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 (6412) - 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 (3233) - 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 (3327) - 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 (9231) - 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 (14723) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Can: Pours a dark auburn color with a nice head. The nose is rich and malty with lots of fruit, yeast esters, spicy notes and candy sugar. A full body, plenty of alcohol and a thick dark candi sugar note in the flavor. Tart and snappy with the yeast esters and hops in the finish. Balacned and robust, quite drinkable and even ageable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2010
Can. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy aroma with some yeasty hints. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor with caramel and cinnamon hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2053) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2011
12oz can shared poured a darkish red color..not sure what i was getting into with this one but there was alot of fruit going on with a slight bready/yeast offering. slightly sour flavor which i found interesting and yet good. a nice combination of flavors and would be drinkable again.

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