stoutgap (44) - Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz to glass, clear darkish brown with a small off white rapidly diminishing head.Slight malt aroma,medium body with average carbonation, and a rather abrupt finish.Medium sweet but just missing the mark on flavor. Not a bad beer, just not a really good Black Lager.
Niall73 (2177) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at world of beer, Jacksonville. Pours dark teddy brown with an off white head. Hint of sweet malt in the aroma. Not much else. Medium body, medium carbonation. Some sweet dark fruit, lemon... Pretty dull really.
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finn1918 (222) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours blackish red with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts and some chocolate. Taste is much the same; simple and refined. Subtle noble hop finish at the end. Not a super complex beer, but excellent for casual drinking with dinner.
lownote (229) - USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a large white head. Aroma is sweet and tiny bit roasted. Very smooth mouthfeel. Taste is a balance of sweetness and roastyish bitter flavors. very drinkable.
rondphoto (2690) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ River City / Jacksonville FL --- Clear brown color, 1" beige head, sheets of lace. Aroma of malt. Taste is rich caramel malt that grows lightly into a smooth palate, turning just a little bitter (bringing things back toward balance) in the finish. A solid, tasty brew.
mp_lane (88) - Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear dark brown with light tan head. Aroma is sweet fruit, plum or fig. Sweet taste is very drinkable, nice black lager, not bitter.
drcboehm (92) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from Folly craft 12 pack. Very smooth. I like the slight hop. Nice indeed.
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
High rating. Excellent brew. Not overdone no overkill. Smell dark roast and chocolate. Some cocoa in the taste nuts as well dark roast as well. Chewy mouth feel. Reminds me of a good Midwest bock. Nice body slightly bitter finish. Easy drinking smooth
Wow best beer I’ve had in a while.
Kyle77 (36) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From site: 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
Simple clean black lager. Chocolate. Dry finish.
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mintzmeet (319) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weak taste, but delicious. Smokey coffee flavor. Light and chocolatey finish. I like this