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RATINGS: 1905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and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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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Doctormirk (100) - USA - JAN 26, 2007
On tap at The Graduate. Hint of light shinning through. Rich white head, very fine bubbles. Couldnt detect exact scents initially, but after sampling I could pick out some odors. I thought this beer to have some unique flavors. When it first hits your tongue, it is somewhat ordinary and tame possessing a bit of a weak mouthfeel. However, right before swallowing you are hit with a sweet honey-like wash of flavor. Once the honey subsides, chocolate and other toasty flavors emerge. If you think you may like honey beers or brown ales mixed with malt, this might be your beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Treephiend (58) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Pours deep brown, with a tan head. aroma is of roasted malts. The taste is of coffee, chocolate, molassess and the roasted malt makes it farily smoky. The body is pretty watery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Bottle courtesy of ford9719. Watery medium brown, minimal off-white head. Aroma has soem burnt grain and coffee and not much else. Flavor much the same with some caramel, smoke and raisin. Mouthfeel really thins in finish. Not bad, just something doesnt mesh well.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 Re-rate. Bottle. Sweet malt, wood, and spice aroma with some very mild fruit notes. Dark mahogany with a thing beige head, bubbly and patchy. Flavor is dominated by a light smokiness without too much depth or body. Some spice in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2010 Reminds me of a sweeter brown ale with a small hints of chocolate. Simple flavor with chocolate and licorice. mouthfeel is a tiny bit flat and is my biggest complaint, maybe a little more zest or fullness would really help. flavor seems a little wimpy until it warms up and lets more flavors out, then its pretty acceptable. nice enough and a little unique, especially nice when a bar has it available and youre not stuck with BL

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
troopie (2301) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Poured dark brown with a thick head. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Flavour of malt, espresso and malt. Lekker finish with malty notes, lingering.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ace8 (5) - USA - JAN 20, 2007 does not count
Bottle, 12 oz., Pours a molasses dark brown with a thin short-lived head, a slight and simple aroma with hints of malt, and alcohol, medium creamy roasted malt flavor fading to a warm smokey black cherry residue. An enjoyable palate for an everyday beer with a lively initial carbondation and a lazy oily finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Black, revealing translucent deep burgundy when held up to the light. Creamy extremely fine mocha head settles to a complete cap. Roasty bitter chocolate leads the nose, supported by a delicate fruitness and some fresh brown bready malt. Lovely and very appetizing. Thin side of medium in the mouth. The bitter chocolate leads the way with some browned cookie maltiness. Richer malt kicks in on the mid-palate, and gently fades to leave the crisp, roasty goodness to end things on the long finish. Modest carbonation suits the style well and gives a lovely mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable in quantity and an excellent and flexible companion at the table (another is doing very well with a wild mushroom lasagna as I type). A staple in my DBF.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2007
12 oz bottle. Musty and roasty. Black body with decent off white head. Sweet roasty malt along with a zesty carbination to the beer. Left a dry roast coffee on palate. This is one of the complex beers guess you will just have to try yourself

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (697) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2007
This is a great beer with a large slab of red meat. A thin tan head disipates quickly. A very soft aroma of dark malts and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is lots of carmel, toffees (?) and some roasted tones. A good beer.


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