1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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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
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