Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by DefenCorps:
2.75/5 rDev -27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
mmmm... canned BSDA. Thank you, Peter!
A deep ruby red with a really dense and creamy light-brown head, this beer is quite gorgeous. With nice, red highlights, this is really a beautiful beer. The nose? Not so much. Plenty of adjuncts atop a very big and sweet beer, this is a touch disappointing. The dried fig character is immediately noticeable, along with the vanilla, some raisin character and a touch of alcohol. The cinnamon doesn't really jump out and the oak is noticeable as a mildly woody character. There's also a touch of chocolate syrup and some raisins. Decent.
Jesus Christ, what is this shit? Well, that was my initial reaction, but as I revisit this, what I'm struck by is the massive fig character of this beer, just so in your face. With a big fruity character, there's also some cherry juice and a mild tartness. Oak and vanilla appear mid-palate with a moderate grainy astringency. Quite cola-like, this is drying on the finish with a blend of cherry juice and figs, this is not particularly exciting. Medium-light in body with a high level of carbonation, this is a passable attempt at a Belgian dark, but it lacks nuance, complexity and enjoyability.
Serving type: can
03-08-2010 04:41:22 | More by DefenCorps
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A - Dark mahogany body with an ambivalent combination of bright ruby and muddy brown highlights. Khaki head with ok retention and low lace.
S - Sweet cherry cordial, muscat grape. A little artificial on the cherry note. Touches of cedar and caramel.
T - Very similar to the nose. Sweet (maybe overly sweet) cherry pie filling. Oak, caramel, molasses, pumpernickel bread, and raisin bran muffins.
M - Medium body. Nice carbonation.
O - The style edges sweet, but this beer still a touch too sweet. That said there's a really nice, well balanced complexity to the flavor profile.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 00:15:18 | More by vfgccp
3.99/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
The 12 oz can poured clear, dark red-brown with a semi-durable tan head that left fine sticky lacing.
Feel: Full body with excellent, soft carbonation.
Cinnamon, vanilla and figs in the nose.
Cinnamon, vanilla and figs dominate the flavor which also has a touch of oak and a malt base. Moderately spicy. About equal balance of bitter and sweet.
O: tasty and complex. Worth seeking.
Serving type: can
07-22-2014 14:07:10 | More by chinchill
3.73/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A- Limited head quickly dissipates over a brown ale. Slight effervescence continues throughout the drinking experience.
S- As it warms, the baking spice autumnal smells come through. A pleasant smelling beer.
T- Stays in keeping with the smell, not overpowering with any booze flavor. At the colder temp, the flavors aren't too pronounced. (Probably intensifies and smooths out as it warms up)
M- A little thin for a high alcohol ale, no burn present.
O- Definitely a drink that I should have left on my counter for a while before drinking it. I'm not running to the store to get another but I certainly wouldn't turn one down if it were offered to me.
Serving type: can
07-15-2014 01:41:11 | More by EdwardK77
Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,058 ratings.