1554 Enlightened Black Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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4.2/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic pint.
Pours a dark, cola color with a single-finger, foamy, tan head. The head persists and leaves a lovely lacing down the entire length of the glass.
The aroma is very pleasant, lots of yeasty bread, with a hint of chocolate and dark fruit.
The taste is excellent. Caramel, toffee right up front with alittle yeast. Then some coffee notes, a little raisin and finally, a little late dark chocolate bitternes. Reminds me a bit of a good doppelbock.
The mouthfeel is amazing. It's smooth, almost creamy and a little sticky.
Overall, this is a wonderful beer that is surprisingly complex.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2014 00:34:26 | More by SD-Alefan
1554 Enlightened Black Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 2,919 ratings.