New Belgium 1554 Enlightened Dark Ale
A surprisingly bright taste and a dry, chocolaty finish -- one evocative of dark brews enjoyed in Belgian taverns 500 years ago. Not a porter, not a stout -- it's 1554. Dark chocolate, dusty cocoa powder, roasted coffee, sweetly herbal, slight candy banana and peppery notes. Moderate malty sweetness rounded out by slight roasted bitterness. Backed by lingering hints of fruit acidity. Light to medium body. Drinks full flavor, feels light on the palate.