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Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Schwarzbier
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5580) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2010
33cl bottle from a Swiss friend. Lovely label. very dark beer. Bit smokey aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2010
Black colored with medium sized beige head. Roasted caramelly aroma with some vanilla note. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is smooth with roasted, even stoutish creaminess. Aftertaste is stouty as well with vanilla and some dryness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robgibbens (415) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Schwarzer Kristall pours a dark brown. It’s almost black and the foam is tall and brownish. The aroma has a sweetness of chocolate and roasted malt. The taste is bitter like coffee (not hops) and there is a bit of tartness that takes you by surprise. This smooth brew goes down easy and leaves a bitterness on the finish. Great schwarzbier for my tastes!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2010
Mostly dark brown/black. Roasty chocolate, maybe even a hint of dark fruit on the nose. Smooth, soft. Nice dark sugars, with light chocolate accents. Good schwarzbier - soft and sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle @ Beerfest Asia Singapore. Thick black (goes glug glug when poured) with lasting tan head. Inky aroma with iodine and major black molasses. Creamy soft and luscious yet remarkably drinkable and not too potent. Has notes of coffee and chocolate. The interplay between sweet and dry is gorgeous. Well made.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5863) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 16, 2010
Bottled 330ml. -Trade with Allen (thanks Julian!). Pitch black coloured, medium sized brown head, malty chocolate nose. Roasted malt, chocolate and prunes and other dried fruits but a bit too sweet. Second Appenzeller beer in last several weeks, and this one is few light years better than Quöllfrisch Hell.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4030) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle courtesy of and shared with ogivlado (as were the others) who got it in a trade with Allen (thanks both!)
POured a very dark brown-black body with a small off white-tan head. Yoghurty-malty dark malts in the nose, with some raisins as well, remarkably nice. The taste is nicely malty again, raisins and chocolate, sweet, some notes of cappuccino-flavored waffles. Roasty aftertaste. Quite balanced. Not exactly flashy, but still a very tasty schwarzbier!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (5119) - GERMANY - MAY 18, 2010
Big thanks to Allen for this one. Bottle looks great, as well as the beer in the glass. Deep black, small creamy head. Smoky aroma. Starts strong-malty, modest dry, fine smoky. Finish a little bit sweeter, prickly, wonderful balanced. Very drinkable and good beer!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2010
Pours deep black with a generous tanned head leaving a very nice lacing on the glass. Smoked and roasted malts with sweet fruits aroma. Well balanced malty/hoppy/fruity flavor. Round hoppy/malty on the palate with a dry hoppy/malty very nice finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9001) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle (traded with Allen, big thanks!): Literally black with a lacy brown-beige head; roasted malt and cacao powder, accompanied by a subtle fruitiness, in the sweet-bitter nose; solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied, smooth; robust sweet-bitter finish with tons of roasted malt and cacao-powder. Very good, very aromatic swiss "Stout"......


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