GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown color, medium head. Has a fruity aroma, slight taste of raspberry on the nose. Maltyness is average, any hops taste is well-masked (I couldn't detect much of one.)
Jimthechap (1195) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Woooooow, this is like the colour of Burgundy when held against the light and dark blood when out of it. There is a latte coloured head that was voluminous but subsided and left good lace in time. Smells of charry oak, coffee grounds and dark chocolate. It even smells good enough to drink. Cool in the mouth with slightly creamy carbonation. The flavour isn’t as deep as the aroma somehow but this impresses with a mousse-like carbonation. The finish is of on-going burnt toast and charry cocoa. Started strongly and had a muted but elegant finish. I still liked this beer a lot.
Torysdude (2) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Choclately and light for such a dark ale. Not very strong taste. Decent. Not a fan of the genre.
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honest_silu (37) - Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like to bbq spl meats and make delish kabob for the love of many. This beer has spl choco and smoky flavour like bbq smoke kabob or goat and other glorious meats. I like to sip and enjoy after long day in field.
ronaldtheriot (781) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Belgium 1554 Enlightened Ale has a thick, creamy, beige head and a dark brown appearance (reddish, under direct light), with a nice lacing sheen left behind. The aroma is of dark roasted or slightly burnt barley malt, sweetness, and a bit of cocoa. Taste is of those things, plus bread crust and a mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, a bit soft, and slick, and New Belgium 1554 finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, this is a very good beer, and I think it’s worth a try. RJT
CpyNPrnT (42) - Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice malty taste, balanced malts. Couldn’t drink many of these, but a good ale.
BrownALEx (138) - Portland, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with an impressive head. Smells of chocolate and biscuit. Taste is chalky and chocolate. Palate is rather thin for how dark it is. Overall not bad but not great. Might buy again.
leo2x4us (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown appearance similar to a coke with medium head. Taste like smoke coffee with good balance of malt.
beertholomeus (70) - California, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark caramel color with a frothy tan head. Roasted malt smell. Roasted malt, caramel, toffee and some chocolate flavors. Smooth finish and medium body.
COMRADEJOSH (162) - Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
dark black an appearance. earthy toasted malt. a little too watery and carbonated. doesn’t taste too full bodied.
makomike (11) - Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20