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Brewed by Locher
Style: Schwarzbier
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7733) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2009
Bottle, thanks Allen! Opaque black with a red shine and nice creamy lacing head. Sweet coffee and molassis aroma, porterlike. Agressive caramel and coffee roast start, toasted bread, herbal hops, caramel, burned sugar retronasal. Chewy body, mellow mouthfeel. Lot of flavor in this one, nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (8731) - 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"......

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2010
Mostly dark brown/black. Roasty chocolate, maybe even a hint of dark fruit on the nose. Smooth, soft. Nice dark sugars, with light chocolate accents. Good schwarzbier - soft and sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robgibbens (405) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Schwarzer Kristall pours a dark brown. It’s almost black and the foam is tall and brownish. The aroma has a sweetness of chocolate and roasted malt. The taste is bitter like coffee (not hops) and there is a bit of tartness that takes you by surprise. This smooth brew goes down easy and leaves a bitterness on the finish. Great schwarzbier for my tastes!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugi (340) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2012
Black and opaque with a dark-brown, medium head (stable). Smells quite complex with notes of chocolate, licorice, biscuit and roasty. Tastes roasty, chocolate-like with a medium bitterness in the end. Quite oily with a full body and an astringend finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbierlover (588) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2012
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, some coffee. Taste is more like cappuccino, some choco, licorice. Start sweet but has a pleasant bitter finish. "Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft" (cit.)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (4087) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle.Pitch black colour with small beige head.Aroma of rosted caramel and tar,dry with mild sourish taste and note of chcolate and burnt malt,also some rosted coffee flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2162) - 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.


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