1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by hoppyhampy:
3.2/5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Best before date is October 24th. Pours dark brown with a half inch of light brown head that quickly dissipates. Minimal lacing. Interesting rich malt aroma. Chocolate and toffee with just a hint of coffee. Medium body and low carbonation. Seems a bit heavy for only 5.6% abv but the finish is clean enough to still make it easy to drink. Very smooth texture. The malt lacks some personality on the palate though. A little bit of coffee flavor comes through but other than that its just medium roasted malt taste. I would much rather this were a little lighter. It might make a good session beer then.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2010 03:39:29 | More by hoppyhampy
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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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