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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

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86
very good

1,218 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,218
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 77
Gots: 131 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: taxguyjase on 09-10-2009

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Ratings: 1,218 | Reviews: 503
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look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garymuchow
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Surprisingly tight aroma for style. If dig deep can find some soft and rich dark malt with hints of darker fruit. Surprisingly there is a lack of yeast character in the aroma.
Head is dark and medium size but it leaves rather quickly. Deep red to brown and largely clear.
Flavor carries more of what I expect and am looking for. Nice richness with some sweetness but not crossing any threshold. Lengthy dryness (it starts early and finishes late). Some fruit, but more straight malt character. Yeast offers some contribution with mild phenols, but really not too much other than that. Opens up with time to take on some enjoyable flavors -toffee, pleasant alcohol and I think the figs kick in. I don't get much for spicing and the vanilla and oak lurk in the background, but do contribute to the overall complexity, but this grows with time and becomes more apparent.
Highly carbonated with a bit of a bite when drinking and seems a little light underneath.
I can't complain too much as the price is not excessive for this, but this isn't a top notch version of style. Great name.

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3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's back. Sanguine with laced off white foam. Syrupy molasses, hint of cinnamon, grape juice. Lite carbonation, cola flavor with French vanilla.

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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to my buddy for sharing this one with me. cool beer with oak and cinnamon and vanilla and figs. all of those elements are in play in this burgundy cherrywood colored brew. the vanilla is most abundant in the nose, i hardly get the cinnamon at all there, and the figs are enjoyably forward too. not a lot of fig beers out there, so this is fun. i wish for more carbonation right away, it looks flat in the glass, and feels heavy on the palate because of its lack of bubbles. the flavors are great though, all united and mellowed by the oak, the vanilla is nice, and the cinnamon is a subtle accent that works really well with the figs and gives the whole thing a very winter seasonal feel. very holiday. its thick beer, enhanced more by its stillness, its palate coating and belly filling, but in a great way. the figs are distinct, especially in the finish, and all of the elements come together expertly well i think. cool beer, not hot on the booze at all, and very unique. good stuff, but i wouldnt do more than one can in a single sitting.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a nice red - brown color with a tan one finger head.

S: The aroma of cinnamon and fruit stand out clearly, with a nice roasted malt undertone. Very appealing.

T: The dark fruits are very prominent. The cinnamon spice is there, but we'll balanced with a pleasant sweetness. The malt element is smooth. The alcohol adds it's own kick towards the end.

F: Smooth and creamy, but not too heavy. A nice level of carbonation.

O: A great brew, one totally worth trying. The fruity and spicy notes keep this beer relevant in a world full of great beer, this one has plenty of character.

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Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,218 ratings.