Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
2.85/5 rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured into a Duvel tulip on 10/21/11
I don't know how old this is; been in the fridge for quite a while.
Medium ruby-hued; not as dark as, say, grape juice. Two finger head drops over several minutes leaving a thinner patch of foam. Some bands of lace remain.
Dry erase marker. Dark cherry scratch-n-sniff. Car air freshener spray. Fruit esters and notions of juice. Nips of plum. As it warms - straight up cherry soda with hints of dry spice. Strange aromas. Strangely alluring.
Huh. Tastes just as strange but not as strangely pleasant. Starts off dry with hints of spices. The middle is more fleshed out with notes of grains, nondescript dark fruit and a dusting of cocoa. Herbal notions, especially as it gets warmer. Finishes dry, more so than the at the start, but it's a accompanied by something that resembles aerosol spray accidentally catching your tongue.
Medium feel and a tad juicy, despite the dryness. Nimble enough carbonation seems well suited to the overall feel. The abv isn't standoffish.
Overall impression - not great by any means, but it's not terrible either. Consider the brewery.
Serving type: can
10-22-2011 04:52:26 | More by Ryan011235
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.