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Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Schwarzbier
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
munsemj (18) - Montana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Nice roasted aroma smells pretty sweet. Pours dark with a creamy head. Whoa! Flavor explosion. More like a dopplebock, no maybe scotch, no maybedouble dunkl, wow I don’t know. Complex, too dark for me, I can’t even finish it but I give it props.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
belgis (267) - LATVIA - JUL 2, 2015
Despite having an overall good experience with this beer there was nothing above other beers. Interesting and mellow aroma hint of caramel. Good looking with thick foam.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1408) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle from Bignens Vins. I bought a few random bottles from this brewery with pretty much zero expectations. All the others tried so far have exceeded expectations through being solid. This was actually really good. Dark black colour with a thick slightly off-white foam. Strong roasty flavours, coffee, treacle. None of the bitterness of a stout. Perhaps the tiniest hint of butter, but I wouldn’t call that a flaw here. Drank clean and hid the alcohol very well, was amazed to see it’s more than 6%. Splendid stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kto (148) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 0.33l bottle from coop. pours clear black colour with a creamy brown head and a nice lacing. nose coffee, leather. flavour chocolate, coffee, licorice, rye bread. chewy, smooth mouthfeel. nice bitterness. balanced finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (259) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Nice bottle and label. Appearance with black color and rocky brown head. Toasted Malty Aroma. On the palate, it has a full body and bitter (long) finish. Excellent Schwarzbier!!!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anstei (276) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours black with almost no head. Roasty malt nose, a bit of liquorice. Balanced, but a bit boring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle from Drinks of the World, Geneva. Pours black with a tan head. Good chocolatey flavour with some cola notes.quite rich and creamy. Some coffee too. A really good swartzbeer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (355) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Very smooth. Aroma of malt. Flavor is sweet malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
(bottle) black colour with a frothy brown head. aroma of bubble gum, marzipan and dark chocolate, with a hint of cherry schnaps, toffee and yeast. flavour is mostly brown sugar, dark fruit and milk chocolate, slightly sweet, with a hint of roasted malts, sugar icing and more yeast. medium-bodied with average carbonation. great stuff!

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (522) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2015
Pitch black color with light to medium brown foam. The smell is intensely coffee like with some roasted malt aromas. The taste is coffeeish at first, with a lot of dark chocolate taste afterwards. There are little sweetish licorice notes there as well. The aftertaste is quite dry but very smooth. I don’t like the taste but I like the aftertaste, even though I don’t like coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (1424) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle, 0.33l, courtesy of Yoo. Cloudy almost black color with thin creamy light brown head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, coffee and grassy hops. Taste starts with light sweet roasted malt with chocolate note, grainy sour following, dry and mild spicy mouthfeel and light bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. Expectations were to high, but beer itself is still way above average...


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