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RATINGS: 1800   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 Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2011
12 ounce bottle- the first thing I noticed was that this is a beautiful beer. Mahogany brown with deep red highlights. Had a khaki head as thick as an ice-cream soda that lasted the entire glass, ringed lacing until the end. Rich smokey aroma, smooth, full pallet and a caramel/bitter flavor. Very nice, very enjoyable.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finn1918 (208) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lownote (161) - USA - FEB 22, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2472) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mp_lane (79) - Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drcboehm (87) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2015
12 oz. can from Folly craft 12 pack. Very smooth. I like the slight hop. Nice indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kyle77 (28) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mintzmeet (293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Weak taste, but delicious. Smokey coffee flavor. Light and chocolatey finish. I like this

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandon1989 (390) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Pours a dark ruby, almost black with a thick tan head. The aroma is roasted nuts, chocolate, and some woodiness. The taste consisted of roasted dark chocolate and is very sweet. This beer is quite tasty, there is some brown sugar and nuttiness as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheSilentSaint (38) - Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Dark lager. Spicy flavors. Well balanced beer! Loved it! Balanced hops and malts!.. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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