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RATINGS: 1867   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Born of a flood and centuries-old Belgian text, 1554 Black Lager uses a lager yeast strain and dark chocolaty malts to redefine what dark beer can be. In 1997, a Fort Collins flood destroyed the original recipe our researcher, Phil Benstein, found in the library. So Phil and brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, traveled to Belgium to retrieve this unique style lost to the ages. Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (262) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
Pours dark brown with nice head. Aroma of chocolate, dark malt, with a touch of coffee. Taste: very nicely balanced black lager with a clear character. I like to chocolate taste, which is however not too intense. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oskart (53) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Nice dark brown color with slightly persistent head. Lasting semi sweet bread aroma. Malty taste of grain and bread with a medium mouthfeel. Faint carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle at charles street, mariposa. Black color, tanned head. Aroma has roasty notes, chocolate and some malty sweetness. Taste has chocolate, burnt sugar, some coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (1145) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Smooth and balanced. Chocolate roasted malts and hops. Empty follow through, the beer simply disappears, a good sign of a good beer I say. Simple and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbianchi66 (222) - FRANCE - DEC 2, 2015
Robe brune avec des reflets cuivrés. Arômes de chocolat noir et café. Goût chocolat, fumé, fruits noirs, caramel, biscuit. Final fumé. Longue en bouche. Une bonne bière.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingaugusta (160) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2015
deep red with a quick off white head. Nose is roasty with a touch of brown sugar. flavor quickly shifts from roasted to a fairly generic sweetness and a dry finish. a little sticky but a very good example of the style

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BruceHartford3 (9) - - NOV 23, 2015 does not count
chocolate, resin, toffee, red, black, clear, minimal head, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, fizzy,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryanscourt (1161) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Not sure what isnt doign this for me, i guess there is a strange smokey flavor at the end that kind of takes over the malt flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (1034) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Black lager. こんがり香ば&

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bcBelgianbrew (114) - , British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2015
Pitch black in the glass. Espresso crema head... Or I want it to be:) it's exciting. Flavours of espresso & rye. Cereal grain on the nose. It's a terrific lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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