1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by nimrod979:
3.53/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle into a tulip. Best by Apr-08-12. Whoops, I'm a few days late.
Appearance - Poured a deep and somewhat murky brown. Some amber/orange highlights when held in the light. Small and short lasting off white creamy head. A thin ring settles around the edges.
Aroma - I like the nose on this one. Chocholate malts, roasted coffee, yeast, some spice and hint of earthy floral hops.
Taste - Semi-sweet dark chocolate malts, Belgian spice and yeast, before a slightly more bitter coffee finish and a touch of floral hops.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Dry. A little too high on the carbonation than I would have expected. Bitter earthy coffee finish. But it has a depth of flavor and aromas that make it an alright beer to try. Although I doubt I'd ever really seek it out again.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2012 22:12:54 | More by nimrod979
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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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