Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
can generously tossed my way from ant880. enjoyed from a trois pistoles chalice.
a - brew poured a caramel amber that settled in the glass as an almost purple. nice full finger of creamy to style head. head slowly fizzed away leaving some stringy lacing. attractive...especially for an american take on one of my favorite styles.
s - figs, grapes, raisins. some nuttiness with nice malty grains and good sweetness. pretty balanced.
t - as the nose suggests dark fruit leading with figs. there is a strong presence of nuttiness and toasted malts. some sweetness but finishes malty and a bit dry.
m - not as creamy as i expect for the style, but hell of a job for something state-side.
o - overall, paint me impressed. it isn't often that you try an american take on a belgian strong dark that catches the style properly. this beer won't hold up to the true pioneers of the style and there are some american breweries that do it better, but this is definitely a beer on the top end of list for the style originating in the US. cheers 21st amendment...nicely done. will definitely be revisiting this one again.
Serving type: can
04-20-2012 02:52:18 | More by cosmicevan
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4.19/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Dark red, actually looks a bit like coagulated blood, with a mocha head. Good for halloween I guess.
S: Grape, lemon and vanilla in an interesting nose.
T: Cherry and grape are the dominant flavors and it is delicious. Some orange rind and fruity Belgian yeast esters are present as well.
M: Medium-full bodied and smooth.
O: Delicious and well worth a try. If you can find it, try it.
Serving type: can
02-04-2014 23:21:04 | More by BierJager89
Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 842 ratings.