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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 Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2382) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Dark with a tan head. Solid bitterness upfront gently washes away to chocolate sweetness. Medium body with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (572) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
355ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with a medium, short lived, beige head that laces. Roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate. Sweet flavour of roasted malt and dark chocolate with a dry, coffee finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Smooth and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (473) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Originally rated on 1/10/08. Pours a nice very dark brown/ black body, the taste was a little toasty, with subtle hints of chocolate. Smooth and a little sweet,it is a little watery though. it still is a really good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (2611) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2015
draft - nose is caramel and bread. sweetish. Not much to this but I wouldn’t mind drinking a liter of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RebelSaint (7) - - AUG 8, 2015 does not count
A roasty caramel aroma with a hint of coffee. Totally dark as a black lager should be. Minimal head. Heavy, coffee-ish taste with a hint of chocolate perhaps. While not at the top of its class, (Shiner Black Lager out-does it) it is nevertheless worth a quaff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzy70 (347) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 5, 2015
12 oz.bottle into pint glass. Pours dark brown. Roast malt and coffee aroma and taste. Less bitter than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (334) - Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle into tulip. Dark ruby almost black w decent head that does not last. Caramel malty aroma. Biscuits and grass. Dry to almost tart. Effervescent. Hints of yeast/Vegemite. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1607) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark Brown in color with a medium head. Aroma is light malty sweetness but kind of weak. Taste is also a tad weak. Actually for a mega brewery beer it’s not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (561) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2015
EBD 8/9/15. Pours an almost pitch black. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention. Mild nose of roast, chocolate and herbal hops. Light medium body with a smooth texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a finish that attempts to be prickly. Very good flavor profile that is medium in intensity, not complex but is well balanced. It begins with a mild blend of roast and chocolate. The middle brings a bit of hop flavor (herbal) and mild bitterness. As the bitterness fades, a biscuit sweetness emerges to balance. The slow fade finish yields a bakers chocolate note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (225) - - JUL 13, 2015
Pours a dark red brown color with khaki head. Smooth. Chocolate and coffee flavors and aromas

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