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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle from Allen. Dark brown with a fizzy head. Roasty chocolate and chalky malt aroma and taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5399) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
Bottle (33 cl), thanks to tkrjukoff. Black with a brown edge, medium beige head. Chocolate and fudge aroma, with some roasted coffee. A bit sweet, low bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
From Salling, DK. Bottled, 200513. Brown with off-white head. Aroma of coffee. Flavour with roasted malt.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5336) - 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

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
Black colour with a light brown head. Light roasted, vanilla and chocolate sweet aroma with notes of fruit and coffee. Roasted malty, light fruity and coffee bitter flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5174) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2010
33cl bottle from a Swiss friend. Lovely label. very dark beer. Bit smokey aftertaste

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (4807) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4778) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black, with a big, creamy tan head. Smoked malts aroma with some chocolate. Chocolate flavours, lightly smoked malts. Rather flat, medium body. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4237) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Pitch black beer with a strong wispy light brown head. The aroma is sweetly roasted with a gentle hint of bitterness. The flavour is mildly malty and roasted coffee. Overall a nice malty roasted dark beer.


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