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Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Schwarzbier
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
finol (2142) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle from Drinks of the World, Zurich. Pours dark brown with a dark tan head. Aroma of rosted malt. A rather sweet doubble bock like malty taste but also some rosted malt and coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiwianer (3333) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2012
The body is black, the head is robust. It smells roasty, creamy, coffee-beans, fruity, a bit caramel. The taste is coffee-beans, a bit sweet, roasty, aromatic. 12/12/12/13/12/12

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAY 14, 2012
Questa schwarzbier m’è piaciuta un casino. Scura con una buone dose di malto. Si presenta con odori dolci di malto tostato e cioccolato. Al palato più o meno stiamo lì ma con un tocco salino che la rende ancora più bella. Piena e calorosa. Ottima, ottima Schwarz.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lundy (47) - - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle from Coop, also commonly available in Zurich bars. Pours opaque with a creamy light-brown head. Chocolate, molasses, and roasted malt aroma, similar flavor. Taste is lightly bitter chocolate and coffee. Aftertaste also bitter, but very faint. Light to medium body. Alcohol is well-concealed. This is a nice drinkable schwarzbier, but for me it’s too conservative in just about every dimension. A bit more bitterness and body would go a long way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle at Brasserie Fédéral in Zürich. This brew pours black with a thick light brown head recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is very roasty with notes of coffee and malt, along with some hops in the background. Medium body with a strong roasted coffee character and notes of sweet malt, hops and a touch of anise. The finish is brown sugar and coffee. Pretty good all around.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (2401) - FINLAND - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle 33 cl from Drink of the worlds, Basel. Poured cola like in colour with foamy beige head. Coffee and roasted malts in aroma with some hints of dark chocolate as well. Flavour roasted malts and coffee mostly. Not so heavy to drink as one would suspect.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10000) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
Dunkler süßer Antrunk mit wenig herben Beinoten. Die leichte Muffigkeit, die im Mittelteil aufkommt verschwindet direkt wieder, zum Ende ist eine seichte Säurenote erkennbar, die aber ins Gesamtbild passt. Vorwiegend bleibt das Bier süß und karamellmalzig. Ausgewogen, vollmundig – rundum gelungen. 8/11/9/9/11/9

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber beer, brownish head. Malty nutty aroma, roasted with chocolate and toffee. Roasted chocolate flavor with toffee notes.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nisse666 (4139) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
Bottle shared with the crew, thx to tkrjukoff. - coms 2011-04-01 Gbg AR: pety, wee fudgyness AP: black colred body with a red tone, light dark beigee coloed head F. coffey butter fudge, wee flower watery feeling

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7750) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
33 cl bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff!
BB 28.10.2010, sampled on April 1, 2011
Clear dark reddish brown to black color, light brown head. Sweet, chocolate, malty scent. Sweet, chocolate, malty scent. Sweet, cocoa, malty taste. Bread aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
Nice, rather malty, smooth, drinkable, balanced. I like it.


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