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Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Schwarzbier
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (4569) - Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2015
500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 5/27/2015. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, light smoke, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, light smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, light smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Light-moderate roasted dryness after the finish. Fantastic complexity and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Super clean lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible schwarzbier! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
tkrjukoff (4302) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (4103) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
Black with aromas of plum, black treacle and a little liquorice. Light roasty malt flavour along with milk chocolate and a little toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Oily, opaque, black with tan ring. Syrup, sweet chocolate liquor aroma, rich, sweet flavour, faint wood, faint dryness. Smooth, full body, hardly any carbonation. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (3980) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
Tasty schwarzbier. Malty, with some herbs and a fresh floral touch. And a cool bottle of course.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Aroma: Bread and toasted malts. Appearance: black, medium brown head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: fully body, medium carbonation, first sweet again, then very light bitterness appearing in the finish. Overall: nice Schwarzbier, not too heavy. Bottle at Shishabar Thun, Switzerland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (3487) - FINLAND - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle 33 cl from Drink of the worlds, Basel. Poured cola like in colour with foamy beige head. Coffee and roasted malts in aroma with some hints of dark chocolate as well. Flavour roasted malts and coffee mostly. Not so heavy to drink as one would suspect.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle. Black with tan head. Chocolate and lightly funky aroma. Taste is chocolately. Decent

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2012
The body is black, the head is robust. It smells roasty, creamy, coffee-beans, fruity, a bit caramel. The taste is coffee-beans, a bit sweet, roasty, aromatic. 12/12/12/13/12/12


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