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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2008
Bottle 33cl.
Clear medium black color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, cold coffee, dark fruit, prune - plum. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (220808)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2008
RB# 6200: 33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge chocolate brown head. Mild roasted and chocolate malty aroma. Chocolate malty flavour smooth and with a mild acidic roasted malty base. Lingering chocolate malty finish, smooth and a light acidic roasted too.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29694) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2009
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and prunes. The flavor is sweet malty combined with notes of caramel and prunes, leading to a dry finish where the prune note lingers. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Pours an opaque black with a rough beige head. Sweetish aroma of hard roasted malts and some oak. Solid body with plenty of roasted malts and dried fruit - even an oaky touch. A little low in carbonation and the bitterness is subdued. Quite lovely. 220808

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21333) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of liquorice and liquorice. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and liquorice with notes of fruits and dried fruits. Quite nice, but the dried fruits are too dominating.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2007
Bottled (thanks Bov!). Deep rubyish brown/close to black colour, mediumsized brown creamy head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, slightly roasted malts and some spicyness. Flavour is smoked wood, some caramel malts and yeast. A mild, but quite wellbalanced brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2008
Bottled. Black, small beige head. Aroma of coffee and molasses. Sweet and medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Notes of fudge and mud cake. Low bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (15850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
31st July 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Bruce for this one. Opaque dark beer, good pale tan head. Softish airy palate with light carbonation. Airy - creamy dark malt, no roast or bitterness. Gets papery in th mid. Light dry finish. One dimensional and a touch papery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2008
Courtesy of Philippe (Bov)
Black color; big head. Nice aroma, roasted malt, hop, very light liquorice and yeast. Medium mouthfeel, quite dry; aggressive roasted malt flavor, too much for my taste; some malt and caramel too. The final is too dry and too bitter. Not bad.
(this rating has been partially lost due to a washing machine accident)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14152) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle. Medium head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich licorice, roast malt, caramel and hops. Nice dry finish.


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