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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

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86
very good

1,150 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,150
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 71
Gots: 105 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taxguyjase on 09-10-2009)
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

12 oz can, 2014 edition, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a pretty, completely opaque, dark mahogany color, with an eighth of a finger of white head that completely dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Roasted malt, dried stone fruit, such as raisins, prunes and figs, dark molasses, Belgian yeast and candied sugar. Very nice.

Taste: Delicious! Strong notes of roasted malt, followed by dried stone fruit, such as raisins, prunes and figs. I also get notes of vanilla, candied sugar-like sweetness, and a touch of Belgian yeast funkiness. I love it!

Mouthfeel: Medium to slightly chewy. Very smooth, as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 8.3%, there is a very pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: Another homerun from 21st Amendment, and one of my favorite American versions of a Belgian strong dark ale. Absolutely delicious!

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

utopiajane, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

d_cook_roc, Tuesday at 03:33 AM
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4.28/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

R11415, Sunday at 02:30 AM
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

A: pours nice and frothy. Head is mortal, or maybe ephemeral would be a better choice of words. It. It ascended to heaven and left me with a dark lagoon in my glass. Like Nietzsche said of the abyss, if you stare long enough, this beer seems to stare back. Could mistake this for a porter easily enough.

S: Smells of an abbey ale. Reminds me of the better examples with boozy fruit cake, molasses, and ginger bread notes.

T: Again, follows the profile of an abbey ale. With dark brown sugar (perhaps even some hints of palm sugar or date sugar), dark dried stone fruits, and a sort of ooey gooey thing going on, like ginger bread cookie dough. Sweet, but the dark malts and hops balance out with a mildly bitter finish.

M: Less dense than might be expected, but somewhat rich and viscous. A medium body designation seems fair to me, but might not do it justice.

O: You've got to give at least a few points to 21st Amendment for the packaging here. The can itself is worthy of some praise. The story printed along the outside draws you into the experience of the brew. This is a good beer for a cold, cloudy, contemplative day when like the monks you want to reflect upon the profound.

logicalparadox, Saturday at 04:54 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

DarkUnity, Oct 19, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a one finger off-white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Dark brown color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Burnt dark fruit nose and flavor is roasted malt and hints of brown sugar. $3.99 for a 12oz dark brown can from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma. Canned Mar 3, 2014.

jdhilt, Oct 18, 2014
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Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,150 ratings.