1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.4/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Beautiful head & lacing, dark dark brown, probably one step above black. Head retention was excellent.
S: Chocolate, caramel, & coffee are prominent in the nose, but not in large amounts, very subtle.
T: I was expecting a little more on the taste, did receive chocolate & coffee overtones, but ended a little watery (like a really good beer that's been watered down by some greedy bar owner ha).
M: Very smooth yet carbonated mouth feel, a little bit of a bite of carbonation on first contact, but turns smooth very quickly.
O: A good beer worth having around, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. Eliminating some of the watered down flavor would make this an exceptional beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2011 21:55:43 | More by xybreeder
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1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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