Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Schwarzbier
Appenzell, Switzerland


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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Das einzigartige Bier mit seiner gewitterschwarzen Farbe überrascht mit einem Röstkaffee-Bouquet, Aromen von schwarzer Schokolade, mit einer leichten Lakritznote und einem feinen Blaubeerabgang. Aus bei ca. 230° gerösteten Cara- und Farbmalzen gebraut, wird diese Spezialität mehrere Monate gelagert. Biertyp: Dunkles Starkbier Alkoholgehalt: 6,3% Farbe: dunkelbraun-schwarz Hopfen: kaum Hopfennoten bemerkbar Eindruck: vollmundig, Röstaromen (Kaffee), leicht melassig, Lakritze, schwarze Schokolade, leicht blaubeerig Optimale Trinktemperatur: 12-14°C Etikette: Adelbert Fässler, Appenzell Seit: 2007

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (534) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Pours nearly black. However palate is light, a small amount of smoke. Dark chocolate and dark malt dominates. It was served very cold. After warning I noticed a lot of honey on the nose and tongue.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (2079) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Fine for the Schwarzbier style noted above, but bottle calls it a stout. Too bland and sweet for a stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caribou43 (655) - Chavannes-près-Renens, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2016
I bought this bottle at Manora Geneva. I drank it yesterday at home, relax after the job. The price and quality is really good, nice product, the best beer from this brewery. The body is a deep black color, brown foam and creamy. The taste is well balanced, mixing roasted malt, coffee, toffee, a little bit smocked, hop, bitterness. It sounds like a porter. The taste in the mouth is just great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2778) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle thanks to CH-303. Dark color. Thin brown head. Thin sweetness, medium bitterness. Finish is dry and long. Aroma is coffee, liquorice, chocolate, roasted, light fruity. Very very good. I wasn’t expecting this at all!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (1119) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 19, 2016
F: big, brown, very good retention. C: dark, opaque. A: roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate, dark bread, molasses, hint of alcohol, floral hoppy. T: mostly roasted malt, dry coffee, cocoa powder, caramel and liquorice but not on sweet side, very smooth, medium full body, lover carbonation, very good and my first example of this beer style, enjoyed it, 33cl bottle from Coop in shopping centre Serfontana in Morbio Inferiore in Switzerland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1959) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
Mörkt brun till svart öl med beige skum. Doft av kaffe, mörk choklad och malt. De rostade tonerna i smaken är mjuka och behagliga. Lättare inslag av aska tillkommer i smaken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (3194) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, lacto?, some roasted malt. Taste is sweet chocolate and lacto. Medium carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2016
500 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 at The Chouffe Party 2016 after party. This one has a Best Before 27.05.2015 on it, so someone dropped the ball. The pour is a light black color, a bit thin as it pours with a thin bubbly collar and s couple soapy spots of lace. The aroma is a little roasty with a light chocolate and caramel and a lingeringly metallic finish. It definitely smells like its best days are behind it. There is a little smokiness on the back end and we’ll see how it holds up. The flavor is pretty invisible. There is a light smoke and a light malt that comes with it, but there is hardly anything there. It’s just missing anything else. The mouth feel is thinner and lackadaisically carbonated with a lingeringly smokey and slightly malty aftertaste. This is just iffy all the way. Not that great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1426) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2016
UPDATED: APR 30, 2016 Bottle shared with koleminer20 at the after party for The Chouffe Party 2016. Best before 27.05.2015. Thanks Merchants for that. Aroma is robust malt, roasty, metallic, nutty, coffee. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, somewhat hazy. Taste is smoky, roasted malt, coffee, quite bland though. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, very very light carbonation, smoky aftertaste. Overall, this one is decent for being a year old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1277) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle; pours black with a beige head; aroma of chocolate, licorice, and light roastiness; taste is sweet with chocolate and licorice with a hint of dark fruits; finish light bitter; very nice

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