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RATINGS: 1825   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 Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Part of a six pack that Shawnee sent me for my bday, Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is caramel and coffee. Taste is similar with notes of roasted malts. Delicious.


3.6
ANZUShophunter (490) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2017
From bottle in shaker. Pours reddish brown with thick frothy head and modest choc malt aroma. Tasty and smooth with a bit of malt sweetness in the finish.

4
Bob26 (6) - - SEP 8, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2017 Very smooth dark larger. Downed two after a long day of motorcycle riding before the wife unload the bike!

2.6
szampapal (35) - POLAND - AUG 25, 2017
Aromat kawy, razowego chleba. Kolor ciemnego bursztynu. Dobrze nasycone, piana z dużych pęcherzyków. Dość gorzkie. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Docavey (88) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2017
Had this from the bottle. At the bar at the Hilton Garden Inn. Good very dark beer and very malty with chocolate flavor but not heavy. F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Bootlegger007 (243) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2017
Pours a dark and deep brown almost black, a reasonable sized off white head, aroma is malty, chocolate and dried fruits, flavour being chocolate sweetness, medium body, this is smooth and very easy drinking, might keep a couple handy.

3.4
paulcliff (53) - - JUL 24, 2017
Malty aroma, dark but clear with minimal head, medium bodied with hint of sweetness on the finish. Black lager isn't my go-to style but this is pretty nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
hauxe (858) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2017
Pours dark brown from the bottle and leaves a foamy, off white head that lingers. Aroma is toast, chocolate, caramel. Taste is lightly sweet with some mild bitterness in the finish. Body is medium with a rich, creamy, roasted character. Overall very nice.

3.4
FinnIckler (757) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2017
Bottle. Nose is citrus, earthy, chocolate, coffee. Palate is citrus, chocolate, toffee, bread. Pretty gritty, but still a nice brew.

3.2
pkbites (961) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2017
On tap at Quaker Steak. Pours a lovely cola brown. Lighter nose of dry fruit and chocolate malted milk. Flavors of fig, chocolate and sight coffee. For a darker beer this has a pleasant light mouthfeel. Perfect for sipping or chugging.

4
Hopper8 (205) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2017
It’s a good beer. It’s a beer I’d have again. It’s got the toasty malt mouthfeel and flavor of a Porter and Stout with the light body of a lager. There is flavor here to have.


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