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RATINGS: 1817   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 Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
78samh (196) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2015
12 oz bottle pours dark brown and barely translucent. Big off white foam head. Hints of oats, chocolate and coffee aromas. Taste is creamy, roasted malts and slightly nutty. Smooth and balanced finish. Good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Poured a dark brown color with a lot of malt rye and yeast flavors. Dry and medium finish.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
trichoeg85 (34) - Sumrall, Mississippi, USA - MAR 23, 2015
12oz bottle poured to pint glass. Nice thin off white persistent head moderate lacing. Smells of toasty malt and faint coffee. Rich deep mahogany color. Mild coffee taste, sweet malty backbone and mild yeast flavor. Nice flavors and a dry finish. The best of both worlds easy drinking like a lager and nice flavors of a darker porter. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (377) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours a dark brown with slight ruby color. Off white head with good lacing. Aroma is sweet, mostly caramel. Taste is nice clean toasty lager. Very smooth. Flavors of nuts, caramel, toffee and slight chocolate flavor. Medium sweetness with minimal to no detectable bitterness. Definitely a top tier dark lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miburui (15) - - MAR 8, 2015
Rich and frothy with a wonderfully sweet aroma tinged with malt. Taste is full bodied with a lightness permeated with strong malt notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutgap (42) - Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2015
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2149) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finn1918 (217) - 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 (201) - 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 (2613) - 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.


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