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Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,049 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,049
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 67
Gots: 81 | FT: 2
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taxguyjase on 09-10-2009)
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Ratings: 1,049 | Reviews: 476 | Display Reviews Only:
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llamakinoodle

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

08-11-2013 22:45:07 | More by llamakinoodle
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Zombill

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

06-25-2014 21:41:25 | More by Zombill
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felixljr

New York

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

10-13-2012 19:58:14 | More by felixljr
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shick1

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

11-21-2012 18:43:06 | More by shick1
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blackfoot86


4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

05-02-2012 04:08:11 | More by blackfoot86
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boudreaux

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

02-14-2013 12:43:40 | More by boudreaux
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jco3rd

California

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

12-22-2012 06:45:49 | More by jco3rd
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bpw28

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Finger off white shaving cream thick head, Hazy Dark Brown (About a 27 SRM), Nice Lacing

Nose: Medium Roasted, Woody, Yeasty, Grape, Dark Fruit, Funky (The good belgian kind), spiced rum

Taste: Wow. Roasted Malt, Spicy, Dark Fruit (strong prune), Black Berries, Rum soaked Vanilla, Yeasty, Earthy, Peppery, Boozy, Funky (again, the good kind), Woody, Good Carb, Hop is clearly not the key player and theres just enough to round it out and I don't mind at all.

Final Thoughts: Wow. Alot going on in this. Alot. I was a little scared for this because of the lack of head, even though the head was a nice one despite size, but this is an amazing beer. I would drink this until my final breath. This has to be one of my favorites. Home run. Fireworks. Standing Applause. It might not be for everyone, but it sure is for me.

Serving type: can

06-02-2011 00:06:52 | More by bpw28
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rheimbro

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

12-09-2012 22:02:09 | More by rheimbro
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spikechiquet

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

10-09-2013 01:09:09 | More by spikechiquet
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

12-26-2012 01:50:21 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

07-11-2014 05:47:50 | More by Sir_Goatman
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

4.64/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz can. Bottled on/packaged on date stamps on outside of 4-pack carton, as well as on the can bottom. A lot of writing on the can, as well. Sampled in my Duvel tulip glass - it's already earning bonus pts.. (j/k)

Pours an un-see-thru mahogany brown. A tan head rears back after the 1st sip and becomes a ring. Smell is of the richer malts, plenty of fruitiness, fig and cherry. A smooth top, which may be the vanilla. Taste is golden: real raisins, dark berries, hard tack candies.. all sorts of goodness. A bitterness all the while fades amongst the back. A heat for the feel is dispelled by the utter smoothness of this beer. The oak is mild at best, and the cinnamon is only a smidge, thanks. Excellent beer here, one I wish to return to very soon. The best I've had in a can so far.

Serving type: can

03-23-2011 05:30:59 | More by sixerofelixir
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Katahdin

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very rich, garnet red color which easily makes one think of the beer's name right away. A joyous bouquet of fruits such as grapes and plums mixes with spices and earthy aromas of malt. Very inviting in the mouth as the tartiness of the fruits combines with the malt to balance out perfectly. An aftertaste of plums and chocolate or maybe cocoa beans keeps the bigness of the alcohol well hidden. Goes down very easily with a crisp, fruity, slightly tangy finish. Very enjoyable!!!

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2010 21:06:25 | More by Katahdin
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Snow81

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Heavy amber with a thick haze

Head: Nice frosty dark tan head

Smell: Heavy sweet malt, coriander is there with some heat

Taste: Get some heat right off the bat that turns into a rich malty layer with a subtle bitter hop

Weight: Light body with a high to medium carbonation

Finish: Bit of a dry on the end with a rich maltyness and back notes of a subtle bitter hop. Very sticky on the lips

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2011 06:01:31 | More by Snow81
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adamette

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Live review. Poured from the 12 oz. can that I bought as part of a 4 pack for $8.99 from World Wines & Liquor in Mentor a few weeks ago into my Brewery Ommegang gold rimmed Westvleteren style goblet. My favorite “group” of beers are the Trappists so I am sucker for anything related to “monks” I guess. Who knows, this could be my new favorite beer from a can (although it will have to quite something to replace Oskar Blues Ten Fidy).

A Nice fluffy brown head over a dark caramel, mahogany body that looks in the neighborhood of a blood color. Good, solid look. 4.0

S Somewhat distant Belgian yeast and lightly sweet malt scent. I expect those notes to really come through in the taste, however. I like the smell since it reminds me of a mature version of the style, not trying too hard. 4.0

T Very, very good indeed. The light sweetness to the nose now presents as a solid force in the taste but the sweetness is a nice earthy sweetness with hints of the cinnamon, vanilla and oak chips mentioned on the front of the can. All of it just really works. I cannot understand how the taste of this beer can be improved. Bravo! 5.0

M Very nice thickness which you would expect from the style. Again, good for this category. 4.0

D Well I simply cannot taste the 8.3% ABV if that tells you anything. I could have 3 or 4 of these with ease. 4.5

Notes: I will certainly need to try more from this brewery (this was my first) due to the excellent presentation that this one showed me tonight. I think that it is a bargain at this price too!

Serving type: can

06-08-2011 01:55:40 | More by adamette
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mptorpey

Delaware

4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A great rich brown almost rasin with a nice smooth white head.

S: A rich spice and rasin or fig jam. Cinnimum is quite also perdominate.

T: A very complex beer with lots of jam and spice. Jig is quite up frount and finishes with loads of spice like cumin and cinnimum. Very rich and dence. As it warms the ABV is hightned.

M: Very rich dnece long finish. Smooth with a some what sweentenss in the end.

O: A great beer but a little hard to drink more that one because it has such a richness and complexiness to it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2012 04:53:57 | More by mptorpey
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tmm313

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep red/mahogany color. Only poured about 1/2 finger of head, but had good lacing.

S- Vanilla, fig, grape, and oak dominate. Orange, spice, and the slightest touch of booze as accents.

T- All kinds of things going on. Grape, caramel, raisin, earthy hop, spice, rum, vanilla, yeast, citrus, and cinnamon. I was enjoying it too much to give a detailed report...

M- Medium body with light viscous qualities. Virtually no aftertaste.

O- I really enjoyed this beer. It was one of those I was too busy saying "damn that's good" to concentrate too deeply on the order of things going on. I'm already planning on going back and buying more.

Serving type: can

04-25-2014 21:14:41 | More by tmm313
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Sevansmith

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-13-2012 17:54:54 | More by Sevansmith
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Jordanbryan10

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

05-30-2012 08:14:36 | More by Jordanbryan10
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

06-02-2014 00:53:05 | More by Nage37
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poopsmitherson

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-16-2012 13:20:21 | More by poopsmitherson
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jason_nwx

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

04-09-2014 21:59:04 | More by jason_nwx
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-16-2014 21:05:43 | More by VeganUndead
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-01-2013 00:40:35 | More by dvanhandel
Monk's Blood from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,049 ratings.