Monday, October 1, 2012

21st Amendment Brewery - Monk's Blood

I don't even have to come up with a description  it's right there on the can. Monk's Blood is a "Belgian-style dark ale brewed with cinnamon, vanilla, oak chips and dried figs." I really can't write anything more enticing than that. Sounds snifter-worthy.

8.3% ABV

This is an opaque ale that has a deep mahogany color. It's capped with a dense, tan head that leaves a bit of lacing.

Monk's Blood has a very sweet and sticky aroma. Dark cherry, figs and bourbon define the nose.

Taste & Feel 
Huge flavor, with sweet, dark fruit up front. Cherries, raisins and figs lead off. Mid-sip, a light spice character builds, accompanied by a robust, woody flavor. The cinnamon, vanilla, figs and oak combine to give it a boozy taste that reminds me of the shot of Balcones Rumble that I had earlier this year. Earthy hops and a dry, peaty finish round out a complex and pleasing flavor profile.


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