1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by bagpiper2005:
4.22/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour: Dark brown, when held up to the light, it's a very deep red-amber color. About an inch of slight off-white head that retained decently and left all sorts of lacing on the glass.
Smell: A combination of caramel and chocolate malts combined with floral, fruity, and spicy hops.
Taste: Starts off with a slight bit of a hop spice, moving into a caramel malty sweetness which then fades into a semi-sweet chocolate malt character. The middle of the palate has a dark fruity taste. The back end finishes up with a coffee overtone and leads into a light hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy, and with a fair amount of carbonation, and very smooth.
Drinkability: I could sit back and drink these all day. They go down so well.
Final Notes: An excellent choice for a session beer, or to pair with food or even a dessert. This beer has so many potential uses, a great "utility beer."
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2010 03:34:52 | More by bagpiper2005
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3.75/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: poured into a tulip to a blackness with a finger of dense and slightly rocky tan head that is quick to fade and leaves some lacing
S: smells of roasted malts with some chocolate notes and a bit of spice
T: taste is somewhat light with some good roastyness and chocolate with some spice notes. Swallow is more roasted malt , chocolate and a slight lingering bitterness.
M: the beer is medium on the mouth with apparent but not overpowering carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: Not a bad beer at all. It isn't extremely heavy and has good flavors which make it surprisingly sessionable. It would be nice if they made a one off Imperial/Double version of this to make things shine a little brighter
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2014 04:26:32 | More by SHODriver
1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,817 ratings.