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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

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86
very good

1,055 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,055
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 69
Gots: 82 | FT: 2
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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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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From a can.

Pours a dark mahogany with off-white head. Head is thin but retains as a lacing very well. Glows cherry red when held up to the light.

Smells of dark sugary malts, biscuity grains and very mild hops.

The taste is very rich and malty. Dark fruits like figs mixed with brown sugar or molasses. Very mild tartness too, like a bit of citrus. The hops are incredibly subtle, but there at the very end.

Feels a bit more full than average, and has the lightest tingle of carbonation on the tongue.

A very unique take, this beer offers a lot to like but the tartness in the taste doesn't seem to fit. Pretty good, worth trying, but maybe a case of experimentation giving off slightly different results than expected.

Serving type: can

03-08-2010 22:50:16 | More by Cylinsier
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DefenCorps

Oregon

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
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KeefD

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber with some orange highlights topped off with an inch high khaki colored head that left light lacing on the glass. Strong alcohol upon first smell, but it followed up by some cinnamon, vanilla, and Belgian yeast. Taste is stronger than what I expected. Lots of different things going on here, sweet, oaky, with a touch of vanilla and some very soft vanilla. Not picking up on too much figs, but there's a definitely a dark fruity background. The alcohol is a bit hot, however. I think this one will actually age pretty well as some of the additional flavorings added will fade and the alcohol will mellow. Medium bodied, amost creamy with light carbonation. Not a bad brew. I'm going to let a few cans of this sit in my basement for a few months and see where it goes.

Serving type: can

03-07-2010 04:29:40 | More by KeefD
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A= pours a deep brown color. Mahogony highlights around the beer with a nice thin head covering the top of the beer. The head is pretty small for a Belgian beer and fades fast to a thin skin with spotty lacing.

S= Smells interesting. Some decent Belgian spice to it. Darker smells coming through with pears that I typically associate with Belgian yeast. Nothing exceptional and somewhat muted.

T= Quite nice actually. I didn't expect it to taste so good. Nice hershey candy sort of flavor. I really can't explain why it's hersey like. Great toffee notes. The yeast melds nicely with the darker roastier flavors. Heath bar sort of. Hard to explain but good.

M= Nice carbonation and nice creamy feeling. Dry finish.

D= Pretty good. This beer is sort of candy like and I have a tough time explaining it but I like it. I feel like the lower carbonation really fits this beer despite not fitting to the Belgian style.

Serving type: can

03-07-2010 03:58:54 | More by jjanega08
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Zorro

California

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear deep brown colored beer. Small tan head.

Strong chocolate and vanilla aroma. There is some fig and oak in here too. There is a cake batter smell here that I can best describe as chocolate cake.

Starts out sweet with a wheat toast with chocolate syrup flavor. Lots of chocolate and vanilla in this basically it tastes like chocolate cake.

Mouthfeel is a little light.

VERY drinkable. While you drink this it is so mild you don't think there is any alcohol in it. Dangerously tasty.

Serving type: can

03-07-2010 03:58:43 | More by Zorro
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GregPearson33

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep maple amber color with an inviting one-finger thick head of almost indiscernibly small bubbles that dissipated after about a minute. The smell is a little fruity and sweet, with an inviting malt aroma.

Wow this is drinkable! For 8+% ABV I was expecting a heavy brew, but the first thing I noticed was its relatively light the mouthfeel, probably aided by substantial carbonation. The taste is sweet with some faint cherry and vanilla. The fruitiness is particularly evident in the finish, as is some spice (cinnamon?). While this isn't a beer I'd choose for myself, I think it's worth a try. I think next time I have it -- or offer it up -- it will be as an apre dinner brew -- I could see it going really well as a with some sort of dark chocolate/raspberry creation!

Also, really dig the can -- awesome art/labeling.

Serving type: can

03-07-2010 03:17:05 | More by GregPearson33
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mahogany color with ruby highlights, and a light tan head which does not last long. Smells of dark fruit and brown sugar. Likewise for the taste. While still good, this is not as complex as other Belgian Strong Dark Ales.

Sweet, medium bodied, carbonation is decent. The alcohol is not well hidden. Still a tasty, drinkable brew, but a few notches below the better beers in this category.

Serving type: can

03-06-2010 04:18:46 | More by hardy008
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anneseg

New York

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First beer I have had out of a can in a while and I was really happy with this one. The color is a nice deep red on the edges, the smell reminded me of gulden draak. The head retention was decent and lingered longer than I expected.

The most noticeable taste is the malty sweetness. It is a little boozy but not too much. There is a bit of clove after the initial taste. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: can

03-06-2010 02:49:06 | More by anneseg
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flagmantho

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: hazy dark, chocolatey brown with a finger of thick tan head. Looks good to me.

Smell: a little sweet and malty but I get a lot of the old band-aid aroma which, while it doesn't really offend me, doesn't seem like it would be on purpose. Underneath that is a little woodiness which is nice, but overall I'm not terribly impressed.

Taste: flavor is more complex than the aroma, but sadly it also includes the band-aids (though it is a much smaller percentage of the flavor profile). Woodiness also remains, but this is nice. There is a little fruitiness present which consists of a little plum and perhaps a little cherry. Overall, not too bad, but not great.

Mouthfeel: sticky with a medium body. Carbonation seems a little low to me, at least for the style, so there is not as much creaminess as I like. Not bad, not great.

Drinkability: this beer just doesn't come together for me. It's far from bad, but it has a few problems for which its redeeming qualities fail to compensate. I won't seek it out again, at least not this year, but I won't outright knock it, either.

Serving type: can

03-04-2010 02:31:59 | More by flagmantho
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glaze0101

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

So what is this bloody beer anyway? Well, to start with, it kinda looks like blood. It is a brownish red colour like a blood stain that has been through the wash. This ale has little to no head, and no lacing (though I must admit I'm not sure my glass is "beer clean" tonight) The aroma is kinda like a rotten fruit, in a good way. Figs, some citrus and vanilla are in the aroma and the flavour. The yeast is very strong and present with only a slight bitterness from the hops. Well balanced and odd. So odd, I think I like it!

Serving type: can

03-03-2010 03:14:23 | More by glaze0101
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morimech

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Dark plum colored with a small off-white head. A little sticky lacing.

Smell- Full of dark fruit, figs, dates, and prunes. Some spices like cinnamon and cloves. Also some vanilla.

Taste- A lot of dark fruit upfront. Belgian yeast flavors. Just faint hints of the cinnamon and vanilla that compliments the rest of the flavors nicely. Just a little sweet overall.

Mouthfeel- Almost as good as anything in a bottle. Medium body and light carbonation. Great texture.

Drinkability- Tastes fresh and lively thanks to the storage vessel. Proof that any style benefits from being canned.

Serving type: can

02-27-2010 20:04:32 | More by morimech
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Fitzgerald

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Heard about this beer on a Craft Beer podcast, they were interviewing Shaun from 21st Amendment Brewing Co. so I went down to my favorite liquor store, Dennis Brothers and bought this along with a six pack of 21st I.P.A.
A- Poured fairly hard produced a nice tan head that faded fairly quick, some lacing, color is a dark ruby brown.

S- Can smell hints of alcohol lots of dark fruit coming through maybe a little chocolate.

T- I love the taste of this beer lot of different flavors coming through fig and some other dark fruits, cherry maybe and also can taste some bourbon type flavor.

MF- A heavy oily dark ale very warm, dry finish, smooth nice after taste.

D- Very nice ale, I drank the 21st I.P.A.before this one, which really made this Monks Blood stand out with it's different style.

Serving type: can

02-27-2010 05:03:38 | More by Fitzgerald
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smells of dark fruits and spices. Taste is like it smells, dark fruit and spices, some notes of alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a good quality beer.

Serving type: can

02-26-2010 13:41:30 | More by tone77
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tried this before, and have had a can sitting in the fridge waiting to do a review. Then got it as an extra from womencantsail today, so I figured it was a good time to do it.

A: Large frothy big bubbled 2 finger head rises over the very dark but somewhat clear brown color.

N: Brown sugar and dark malts dominate the nose. A little hop bitterness is there, as well as some dark fruits, plum, raisin. Lots of caramelized brown sugar.

T: Starts with lots of sweet dark malts. A chewy malt flavor with some light roast, Belgian malts, and caramel malt. Lots of dark fruits, raisin, plum, fig, etc. Again tons of caramelized brown sugar comes through. A touch of hop bitterness. It gets a very slight boozy quality but hides the 8.5% well.

M: Decent body and good carbonation.

F: Finishes still pretty sweet with more brown sugar and fruit. Some strange bitterness comes through on the finish too, but its a somewhat unpleasant bitterness. The sweetness, syrup, and brown sugar never wants to go away. That is probably the only downfall of this beer. I wonder if it will mellow as it ages. With how sweet it is, it makes it a tough drink actually.

Serving type: can

02-25-2010 01:25:32 | More by jlindros
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HopHooligan

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was a little hesitant with this one only because it came in a can, but the can looks devilish and kinda evil so it must be worth it.

A- Deep deep rich brown coloring, little foam, medium lacing on the glass.

S- Great smelling brew, a lot of oak and vanilla. Slight alcohol scent

t- First hits the pallet with vanilla and a little cherry flavor. Afterwards strong cinnamon taste.

M- Light to medium body, same with carbonation.

D- Strong tasting beer, probably a sipper. ABV is 8% so not too many hehe

This was my first try with 21st Amendment Brewery, they make a good beer and have changed my views on canned beers.

Serving type: can

02-25-2010 01:20:29 | More by HopHooligan
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can into a Three Philosopher's chalice. Cheers to indiapaleale for the trade via his "Nice Cans BIF".

Monk's Blood displays a deep, dark russet hue that lightens to ruby red in the artificial fluorescent glow of my apartment. A wispy veil of khaki bubbles retains well atop the surface and momentarily clings to the side of the glass. A decidedly American take on a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, as foresty hops hit the nose first. Whiffs of raisin and fig-laden booze follow suit, with caramelized toffee and toasted chocolate malts. Enticing, to say the least...

Hoppy taste, too. Perhaps a bit much for the style, as citrus and pine override much of the caramel and dark fruit sweetness. Drying on the finish, without much of an aftertaste beside a flash of nuttiness and a sourish, near-medicinal booze note. Medium, highly carbonated body with a slick finish that drinks well for the style. All in all, 21st Amendment has crafted an interesting take on the Belgian Strong Dark Ale, but I might pass on this in favor of the originals of the style (Gulden Draak, Chimay, etc.). Still, definitely worth a try.

Serving type: can

02-24-2010 05:39:16 | More by wagenvolks
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark iron rich blood appearance. Bubbly beige head has some stick to it. rum, figs, raisins, cinnamon, tree bark. Lots of stuff going on here in the nose. Same on the buds. Lots of flavors and depth. Cherry based fig backbone. Cinnamon and vanilla accent nicely. Raisins. Woodiness. Fairly sweet, but not overly so. This is good. I'd give it a 4.25 in flavor if I could, but this is on the 4 side o fit rather than the 4.5 side of it. Mouthfeel is very even keel. Lightly carbonated and the alcohol is hidden quite nicely.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 05:35:44 | More by Bighuge
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HitokiriNate85

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Burgundy to brown with dark red highlights at the sides. Tan cap with lots of varied bubble sizes all over the surface. The head basically faded entirely after a few minutes and leaving behind just a little bit of lacing.

S - Surprised to get a little bit of vanilla and oak up front. I wasn't sure how noticeable they'd be, but they seem to play a nice, though mild part in the nose. There's a tartness in the background, presumably from the figs. It definitely reminds me a bit of brandy, though there's no real evident alcohol.

T - The vanilla and oak notes aren't quite as prominent in the taste, but they're still there. Lightly tart fruit kind of underscores the entire package. It's not necessarily identifiable as fig to me, but it's nice and not overdone. Getting a bit more of a woody character now, though again, it's fairly light. I've been wondering about the cinnamon for a few minutes now, and I realize it provides a slight spiciness instead of a strong cinnamon taste. Malts chime in with a nice dark fruitiness that surrounds the whole profile. Finishes with just the slightest tartness, then a lingering sweetness.

MF - Nicely carbonated yet still managing to be chewy. Sticks to the tongue and really lingers.

D - Pretty nice. It has the advantage of being on the lower ABV end for the style, which definitely makes having more than one manageable. Monk's Blood offers up a lot of complexity and a mildness that I associate with the Rochefort lineup.

Serving type: can

02-24-2010 03:07:57 | More by HitokiriNate85
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MeadGuyfromMD

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

* Poured from a can in a carboard 4 pack

A - Deep, Deep Copper with a fluffy tan head about 3/4", that dissipated fairly quick. It did leave a very nice lace behind.

S - Beautiful aroma of dark sweet fruit, noticeable maltiness, a hint of spice and banana. I also notice a mild alcohol aroma

T - Sweet, with a hair of tartness at the end. There are dark fruits and some caramels at work here. The cinnamon is there, but not overpowering, I think I taste fig or tart cherries on the tip of my tongue.

M - Very good balance on a Belgian style beer. There is light to Medium carbonation and the beer glides over my tongue with ease.

D - Very good balance, good carbonation, not to sweet and it certainly goes down easy. I can see this 4 pack going down in one night, but only if you are looking to do some chanting of your own. I could easily drink and enjoy two, but I would recommend you stop there. Respect this very fine brew, don't pound all 4 in a one session.

Serving type: can

02-23-2010 04:00:03 | More by MeadGuyfromMD
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llllDrGONZOllll

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a tulip

Tan fluffy head with bubbles ranging from micro to mondo. When Ii held this brew to the light blood was the first thing to come to mind. Light barely passes through this dark deep red canned Belgian style. The name serves the appearance and the taste with great honor. I have never had a Belgian style served from a can. until today...21 A continues to wow me with every release that comes my way. I look at this as the Belgian dark ale that can go camping and fishing.

The sweet dark roasty flavors combine to hide the 8.5% that slides by and warms the belly. Smells of sourdough bread fill the nose with the fruity esters of the Belgian yeast. Caramel and plums, raisins and honeydew melon. There is a slight sourness i just can not peg. This is a full flavored ale that coats the mouth thickly lasting only long enough to remind of how well the last sip went down before committing to another.

Serving type: can

02-23-2010 02:17:21 | More by llllDrGONZOllll
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a brownish color, tints of red, with decent head that left some lace. A semi-sweet smell of minor sugary malt along with some tart fruits for a balanced aroma, although the typical Belgian yeast/orange smell I find in most ales is lacking. Medium-bodied beer that has a mix of tart fruit and some citric notes along with hints of caramel malt and some stickiness to it. Gets a tad too sticky and becomes chewey but other than that this is an easy drinker but just a tad too mellow for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 12:55:52 | More by clayrock81
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mobyviacheslov

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

A--I poured this one into a glass, even though with most other 21st Ammendment Canned craft brews, I've tried them out of the can just for "fun". Couldn't bring myself to do it with a Belgian style ale though. There was virtually no head, though the outer rim of the beer maintained a tiny coagulation of bubbles that did leave level marks after each sip for around a minute before running back into the beer. The beer itself is a very dark, nearly opaque brown...in the low light of my kitchen it looked black. Light reveals a few ruby colors.

S--the nose was very mild, with hints of caramel and dried fruit. Not a lot of character to the nose...perhaps the canning process or the can itself reduces the smells that the lees and sediment in a bottled belgian usually benefits from.

T--First of all, I waited about an hour after taking the can out of the fridge, but it still felt about 40 degrees (problem I've had with all canned micros). My first sip, all I could taste was CAN, though this didn't happen with others from this brewery...perhaps it was mental, since a belgian in a can is still weird to me...considering that "flavor" went away on subsequent sips. There are some intriguingly tart caramel flavors, which are very contradicting but it works quite well. There are underlying tobacco flavors as well. The initial flavor burst is malty and very true to the style, and the finish brings out the tart and tobacco flavors. Its not the most sophisticated, strong, or complex ale in the world, but certainly better than I was expecting. I will let the last half of this sit out for a little while and see if the temperature can help bring out more pungent flavors.

M--This is my only real problem with the beer. Waaaay to much carbonation going on here. Its not bud-light carbonation, but its more than I expected. I have had many belgian ales with higher than average carbonation, and it generally is a plus, adding a pop to your tongue that amplifies the subtle flavors...in this case, it seems to overpower them, perhaps causing the mild flavors.

D--Well, due to the fact that I drank this waaay to cold, and its carbonation level, this beer actually comes off as very drinkable. Like, "have 10 or so at a barbeque" drinkable. Probably dangerous due to the ABV. As I've said about other 21st canned beers, this would actually be a great barbeque beer if you want to slum it out of a can, but still feel snob-superior to the MGD drinkers.
Serving Type: 12 oz can, poured in
to a snifter, probably around 40 degrees.

Serving type: can

02-21-2010 04:08:18 | More by mobyviacheslov
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a deep crimson mahogany red hue with light tan head and speckled lacing surrounding the sides of my Allagash chalice. Light beige head with thin speckled lacing. Aroma has a sweet sugar backing with hints of vanilla and spice. Sharp sweetness filled with raisins and plum, and I guess fig additions according to my can. A touch of cider like notes to it, very cohesive with mellow booze. Flavor is nice slightly acidic with raisins and figs exchanging strokes of flavor ample bitterness to balance it out, and a touch of mellow alcohol in the finish this brew from a can for 8 bucks a 4 pack equates to a good deal. Mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied with slightly sticky edges a nice all around drinking experience especially for a canned strong Belgian style dark ale. Drinkability was solid a beer I will revisit during the next three cans offered by this small brewer.

Serving type: can

02-20-2010 22:28:50 | More by WVbeergeek
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Proteus93

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now that 21st Amendment has rolled into Virginia, I was able to pick up a fresh can from Beer Run in Charlottesville.

A: Deep bronze, sporting a nice finger and a half tall head that strings lace around the glass walls.

S: Malts, Belgian yeast esters, and vanilla - though, like a vanilla extract rather than straight up beans. I don't pick up the 'oiliness' of the vanilla beans, so it has me wondering what was used. Nonetheless, it's pleasant and complements the other aromas nicely. Oak scents pair evenly with it, a nice balance of flavours.

T: Vanilla is quite a big flavour on my palate, as well. There's a bit of a buried 'slightly burnt' toffee flavour that comes out under it all - it's very subtle, and I find it to be a really nice touch. I do find that the vanilla and cinnamon pretty much dominate, though... even the wood notes are a bit subdued to them, and I am not really picking up on the figs that the can states are in there much.

M + D: It has quite a robust body, giving it almost a chewy mouthfeel, but falling a little short of that. A nice 'end of the night' beer that has served well as my nightcap. Not bad at all!

Serving type: can

02-20-2010 04:37:06 | More by Proteus93
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours ruby brown with a glowing clarity. Thick beige head that settles slowly, but doesn't leave much lace.

Sweet caramel aroma of darker crystal malts. No notable hop to the nose.

This is a tale of a sweet, rich beer. Here, I can detect the slightest of hop bitterness. Lots of sweet cola flavor. The alcohol doesn't show up until the swallow. Very true to the style even with the oily body.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2010 01:38:18 | More by smcolw
Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,055 ratings.