Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery
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3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
Pours honey brownish with a ruby tint to it. Slight haze pretty glow. A fat head of tan foam that falls quickly and leaves a ring but no lace. Nose is soft malt with a light caramel over it. Touch of brown sugar on the nose. Soft bread and dark fruits. raisin and date, there's even some bright cherry. A touch of wood and a bit of spice. Drinks just like that. With a creamy supple mouthfeel punctuated by a touch of carbonation. It has a good lightness in the mouthfeel that I was not expecting for so high an abv. It is medium mouthfeel. A bit of alcohol grazes the palate before this sweetened bread with all it's fruit finishes dry and with a bit of earthy spice. It does finish a bit sweeter than I would like but overall very good.
08-14-2014 15:20:37 | More by utopiajane
3.88/5 rDev +1.8%
A: Pours dark amber with a big, fizzy head that dissipated very quickly. It looked a lot like a cola to my eye.
S: Fruity with a bit of vanilla and spice. Pleasant.
T: Dark fruit with some hints of vanilla and a flavor I'm having trouble describing; the can says it's brewed with figs, so that might be it.
M: Medium; it isn't as heavy as some higher ABVs I've tried, but far from watery. Not bad, overall.
O: Very interesting beer; I would definitely recommend it if you're in the mood for something flavorful and just a bit different.
08-31-2014 17:59:23 | More by OldeSchool
3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
This was poured from the can to the weizen style glass, almost a nonic.
A: Dark, nearly opaque, looks like cherry coke. minimal lacing, with a 0.5 mm ring left from a minimal 1 finger head that disappeared very quickly.
S: It is yeasty cherry coke. Sopt on this profile.
T: Follows nose, with a bit of puckeryness. Cherry coke notes with yeasty underbite.
M: It is on the lighter side of medium full. Dry puckery notes from taste are left with a chalky undercurrent and that ephemeral cherry coke hit on the aftertaste. Faintly dry.
O: Definitely worth a quaff. Has some interesting flavors and follows the style within a shadow of a reason. The cherry coke and yeast are what I get from most belgian dubbel and this does not disappoint.
08-29-2014 22:56:53 | More by Scrapss
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
Thanks to eyebereej for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Florida Berliner Bash snifter.
A: Very hazy brown, with a thin white head and visible carbonation on the low side. 3.75/5
S: Malty, sweet, ethanol burn, oak tannins, and some dark fruit - figs/dates/raisins, and some spices. 15/20
T: Sweet toasted malts, big dark juicy figs, sweet ethanol booziness, oak dryness with vanilla, and a light cinnamon near the swallow. Finishes with sweet sticky fruits and boozy sweetness but still dry - very well-attenuated. 34.5/45
M: Medium body, carbonation sensation average to a touch low. Seems hotter than the listed ABV, but isn't obnoxious about it. 7.5/10
O: This was a solid, tasty beer - if nothing truly great. An unusual style to have available in cans makes it stand out some. Recommended for a change of pace on the golf course or the beach. 14.5/20
Estimated final score: 3.83
Calculated final score: 75.25/100
Old BA score: 3.76
08-18-2014 03:51:55 | More by macrosmatic
Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,101 ratings.