1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by TPSReports:
3.95/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Sampled this opaque rich black beer at the brewery. It was poured into a 4 ounce glass with a slight frothy head. No light makes it through this beer -- it's so black it may absorb light.
The nose was very nice: chocolate, coffee, toffee. Light yeast.
The taste perfectly mirrored the nose. This is certainly not a hoppy beer. There is a nice depth of flavors here that linger on the tongue.
It is not a light beer, but the mouthfeel is a bit watery. yes, beer is made from water, but I prefer these dark stouts/porters to have more to them.
I could drink a couple of these after dinner in lieu of dessert, but it's not a beer I was to drink at a tailgating party before a hot football game.
Serving type: on-tap
06-15-2007 02:27:04 | More by TPSReports
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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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