Was at the New Belgium bar at the Denver Airport and had a couple of pints of 1554 black lager, very good.
Great beer, although something is lacking in their bottled version vs. on tap. I rarely buy it in stores. Almost always have it when on tap.
Agreed, and I think it may be a matter of freshness. Once when the wife and I were doing a tour of the brewery the tour guide grapped some bottles of 1554 from the bottling line. According to the code on the bottle he said it had only been in the bottle for 20 minutes. It tasted fantastic. The same as on tap.