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Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Schwarzbier
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kto (174) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1430) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
Dark brown with red glimts and a wonderfull huge dark beige head. Stuuning appearance. Sweet aroma with loads of roasted malt, coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Sweet flavour with loads of burned malt, coffee, chocolate and liqeurice. Absolutely lovely schwarzbeer. But I would call it a stout.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9019) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle. Chocolate malt and hay aroma - very nice. Opaque black-brown color with small head. Smokey chocolate malt and hay flavor. Medium body. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9446) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle at Brasserie Fédéral in Zürich. This brew pours black with a thick light brown head recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is very roasty with notes of coffee and malt, along with some hops in the background. Medium body with a strong roasted coffee character and notes of sweet malt, hops and a touch of anise. The finish is brown sugar and coffee. Pretty good all around.

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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopfemandli (107) - Zug, SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2013
33cl bottle. -- Very dark with creamy brown head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, coffee. Flavor is rather sweet, caramel, caffeeish, even chocolaty. Well bodied, smooth creamy mouthfeel. In a strange way a bit artificial.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14040) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle. Medium head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich licorice, roast malt, caramel and hops. Nice dry finish.


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