1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by manitouman84:
3.95/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
With a hard pour gives a thick tan 3 finger head and a deep ruby black brown body. Gobs of lacing left behind, descent retention, left with a thin head left at the bottom of the glass. Mild aroma, toasted black bittered chocolate malts, cocoa, chalky lactose like sweetness, subtle yeast and very subtle yeast esters present. Flavors are mild as well, toasted chocolate, lots of cocoa, lactose, and subtle yeast. Overall sweet and dry, slight bitterness from roasted malts at the back of the tongue, really comes through more in the finish. Solid medium body, very creamy, smooth and dry finish, highly drinkable. Enjoyed this very much in the past, enjoyed this very much again for my review. Not much going on in the way of belgian characteristics, other than the hint of esters I got on the nose, but I will not hold that against this brew.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2011 04:00:21 | More by manitouman84
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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