1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by teromous:
3.38/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: Dark brown body that lets a small amount of light through, revealing dark red-brown hues and lots of carbonation bubbles. The head is an eggshell white color and leaves lots of lacing on the glass. The head doesn't stand for too long though.
S: Caramel hits me right off the bat, with a delightfully sweet smell. There is toasted nutty scent as well, and a bit of burnt scent. It's not very complex smelling but it is nice.
T: There is a light roasted flavor that hits the tongue first, quickly followed by a sweet melted caramel flavor. It reminds me of a burnt marshmallow by a campfire. There is some alcohol flavor in there as well.
M: I think the mouthfeel is right on point for this beer. The carbonation and light dryness give it just enough body without being thick.
O: I found this to be a nice easy beer to drink. The presence of alcohol flavor makes it a bit hard to enjoy, but the rest of the beer is nice. It has a pleasant roasted flavor that fans of stouts and porters will undoubtedly enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2013 22:47:37 | More by teromous
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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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