New Belgium 1554 Enlightened Black Ale

New Belgium Brewing Company


I was expecting something a bit stronger, and a whole lot maltier. Instead, while the color was a dark amber, the flavor was a bit lighter by contrast. There was a slight hint of fruit, and a cocoa background. Not much in the way of bitterness, definitely leaning towards the malt, but it didn't really leave a lasting impression. I cellared it for a year, making me wonder if I should've let it sit longer (or if I let it sit too long).

Reviewed: March 06, 2011

Rating: 5/10

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