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Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Schwarzbier
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10409) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2010
330 ml bottle. From Rickenbach bei Wil, Switzerland.
Black colour with small light brown head. Sweet roasted malt, dark fruits, molasses, coffee and some sweet milkyness in aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate, bitter hops and hints of coffee in dry flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown colour. Aroma of roasted malt, some liquorice and chocolate. Nice filling mouthfeel. The flavour has some sweetness with roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate and bit of smoke. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10139) - 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"......

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9569) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9474) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2007
Black beer with dark beige head. Coffee, a bit cheesy, faraway chocolate & tobacco aromas. Some hops, lots of coffee, chocolate and a very dry aftertaste. Nearly full-bodied, pretty thick, certainly for a ’Schwarzbier’. Nice beer, curious about the category - lots of characteristics of mild, non-sweet stout! Danke, Herrn Unterseeer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2010
(bottle, with thanks to Allen!) Black coloured hue with a brown and dense mid-sized foamy head. Sweet roast-malty aroma with notes of chocolate, marzipan and a touch of cassis. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Hearty malty taste with roasted notes, chocolate, a tinge of coffee and a berry-fruity touch; moderately roasted malty and subtle fruity finish with choco and hoppy notes. Pretty superb…wait a minute…Porter !? 28.I.10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Pour on tap at Crunchy’s dark black pour with caramel colored head, aroma brought blueberry, cocoa, smoke, some slight oaky notes with coffee, slight caramel, toffee. Taste was sweet cocoa, caramel into roast, coffee, smoky notes into a bit of earth and spice, finishing with a fairly overwhelming blueberry note. Very interesting brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2008
bottle, brought to me by my parents - Dankeschön! Clear deep dark black colour, dense and creamy brownish-beige head. Looks like oil floating into my glass. Deliciously malty nose. Full-bodied, flavours of malt, roasetd malt, coffee, dark chocolate and cocoa powder, combined with a shy fruityness of dark dried fruits, raisins, prunes... Lingering finish with a shy touch of aromatic hops. Perfectly balanced, a delicious brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9051) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2010
33cl bottle from a Swiss friend. Lovely label. very dark beer. Bit smokey aftertaste

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - JUN 10, 2008
scura schima beige media e persistente aroma veramente non invitante non difetti ma intenso e poco gradevole in bocca combia completamente il tostato aggrdisce quasi la bocca e rimane parecchio gli aromi no molto melto arrostito caramello biscotti leggera nota di cioccolato


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