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Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Schwarzbier
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robgibbens (423) - 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 (467) - 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 (638) - 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 (4813) - 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 (3368) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (843) - ITALY - MAR 6, 2014
In bottiglia. Aroma di tostato persistente, nocciola, frutta secca, leggero affumicato. Al palato morbida, rotonda con sentori di tostato, cioccolato, nocciola e un amaro dato dal malto che ben bilancia la birra. Ben fatta.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1104) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml bottle served in a pilsen glass. A: Pours a dark brown to black color forming a medium creamy and thin bubbled beige head. Great retentiont. Lots of lacings left in the glass S: Great smell of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Notes of caramel and flowery hops. Sweet and balanced. Excellent surprise T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of chocolate, chocolate malts, roasted malts and caramel. crispy Lager profile. Quite biscuity yeasts. Flowery hops M: Light to medium body. Extremely smooth. Medium carbonation. Roasted aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. Good surprise. [ BA Review @ 1/15/2014 ]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (373) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Very smooth. Aroma of malt. Flavor is sweet malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (318) - 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!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10614) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2007
courtesy of Pascal Sauser - dark black coloured with a little beige foam; roasted chocolate aroma with buttery notes; medium-bodied with a good carbonation; slightly dry and bitter finish, long roasted chocolaty finish - a good surprise !


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