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RATINGS: 1825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and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.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CpyNPrnT (495) - Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle. Nice malty taste, balanced malts. Couldn’t drink many of these, but a good ale.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (927) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Deep brown pour, tan head, a bit of lacing. Nose is dark malts, shadow of dried fruit. Leaning sweet, but earthy. Middle shows smooth dark malt, hint of coco, some spice lurking. Medium bodied. Finish dries somewhat, leaving the earthy/coco flavor in command. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlinyDad1952 (103) - - JUN 21, 2015
ANITHER HEAVY LAGER, BUT THATS OK. ,MANY PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DRINKS LAGER’S. ITS NO PLINY (TOP BEERS IN THE EARTH SEVEN YEARS IN AROW) IMAGINNE THE PEOPLE TRY DRINK REAL PLINY (MY FAVERITE$ EHEHEHEHEHEH 1454 IS HEAVY LAGER WHAT TASTE LIKE FRUITS AND A LITTEL SPICE. PRETTY GOOD MY SUGESSTON IS MORE HOPS. I LIKE IT.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tapthis (167) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Very nutty in taste, light malts/nuts in aroma. decent carbonation and lacing. Black/dark brown in color,

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (214) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12 FL OZ ($9.99 6 pack) pretty good dark beer. has enough ABV to qualify as an actual beer so its got that. taste is smokey and has good suds.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
55x11 (20) - - MAY 10, 2015
Pours dark chocolate color. Decent head. Taste of caramel and chocolate, very nice malt. Did not taste many black lagers before so this one is a nice surprise. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
brucebruce81 (317) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 10, 2015
This was a good beer it was smooth and allowed me to enjoy the beer without all the hops that tend to overpower. I like to drink multiples of this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (938) - USA - MAY 8, 2015
I think my first black lager I ever had. Kinda blew my mind a little bit. Very delicious beverage, light with just the right amount of dark malts to make it interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (270) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 28, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into a shaker pint. Pours an attractive off-white one-finger head with moderate retention and lacing. Dark-brown to black and nearly opaque. Nose is milk chocolate and malt. Medium bodied and creamy. Really well done body. Taste is a little roasty, some chocolate, a light candy sweetness. Very little bitterness. A hint of dryness. Well balanced. A very drinkable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (327) - Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2015
On tap, at Willies in Navy Yard. Draft, pint glass. Appearance is deep brown with a small amount of tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate and light caramel, roasted but not bitter malt. Taste is chocolate with mild toffee notes. Palate is moderately carbonated. Very smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (1328) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2015
Dragged this back with me from Las Vegas. 12oz bottle, enjoy by 07jun15. Pours coffee black with a beige head that falls quickly. Aroma is dark dried fruits, caramel and chocolate. Flavor follows... raisin, date, caramel and chocolate. Mild carbonation and a hint of mineral in the finish makes this just shy of cloying.


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