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Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Schwarzbier
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2008
Bottle. It pours an almost black body, really, really brown, topped by a small tan head. Butterscotch, burnt malt and coffee in the aroma. The flavor is much the same, with a coffee-bitter finish and a good dash of sweetness. Medium body. Not my kind of beer, too much butterscotch for that, but easy to drink. (080822)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12998) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2007
Bottled (BB 06/2008)
Dark brown color, small expresso head. Light roastyness and lactose in the nose. Toasted malty, clean flavor, crisp with some coffee. Ok Schwarzbier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12789) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11899) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle from Magasin, Aarhus. Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 031013

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. Big thanks to the host. Pours deep, red-brown with a creamy beige head. Dusty cocoa on the nose,some brown bread. Light sweet flavor, bready and toasty malts, milk chocolate, mild earth. Light bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Milk chocolate on the finish, more toasty brown bread. Very well rounded.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber beer, brownish head. Malty nutty aroma, roasted with chocolate and toffee. Roasted chocolate flavor with toffee notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle, 6.3%. Almost black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, bread and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, little liquorice, medium sweet, hop and a medium bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Løgismose, Cph.
Pours almost black; only some slight brown edges. A great, large, creamy, cappucino head. Aroma is sweet, some Belgian sugars, lots of roasted malts and chocolate. A light ashy note as well. Medium, pcrickly carbonation, good dry mouthfeel. Flavour is relatively sweet at first, some caramel and milky chocolate. But the finish is really nice, lots of darker chocolate, roasted malts and a long, lingering dry note with fresh ground coffee. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (11055) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2009
Pours pitch dark, smooth thick brown head. roasted grains dominate the aroma. also faint licorice. flavor is roasted grains, flowery hops, fruity sweetness. dry and roast dominates. coffee.


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