1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A-Best by date: 18Sep09. Poured a dark, clear ruby-brown w/thick two-finger head on gentle pour, and leaving some lacing.
S-Roast malt w/fruit esters, raisin, apple-both green and red, bread, yeast, and light chocolate emerges more and more as the temperature rises.
T-Slightly sweet w/blend of malt and fruit esters, toasted bread, raisins, and a dry finish w/a hint of cocoa.
M-Light bodied and moderately carbonated w/nice balance initially--the dry finish cleanses the palate, but shortly after, the sweetness returns and dwells on the back of the tongue.
D-Had marked this higher, since it's an enjoyable brew, but halfway through the bottle it started to lose it's appeal a bit...the sweetness grew more pronounced between sips, and I'd stop short of calling it cloying, but it starts to unbalance an otherwise awesome drinking experience. Still, this is a complex brew worth trying, although it is a tad overpriced.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2009 14:27:02 | More by BoitSansSoif
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle, new label and beer name "1554 Black Lager", but apparently it's the same recipe. Enjoy by 12OCT14
L - tall, frothy, beige head caps a mahogany colored body
S - dark malts, chocolate, caramel, yeast
T - roasted barley, chocolate, caramel, kind of cola-like, slight spice to the yeast, incredible balance
F - medium body, creamy, smooth, finishes clean with some ashy chocolatey roast lingering a bit
O - every time I come back to this I find it to be good, but not great. I do buy it every once in awhile as it's both fairly sessionable and enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 03:40:45 | More by barnzy78
2.29/5 rDev -40.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
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Serving type: nitro-tap
06-29-2014 22:34:10 | More by KRISHNABIKK
1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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