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Brewed by Locher
Style: Schwarzbier
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
Tart and good with burnt flavors, great body and a creamier texture than German schwarzbier.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (27) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2014
33 cl bottle in a tall schooner. Malty aroma of caramel, coffee. pours a clear dar, dark brown with a big dark tan, frothy head that lingers and leaves strong lacing. Sweet and tangy like espresso with some sugar. Round and malty flavors too. A full body, lively, with a nice, lingering, pleasantly bitter finish. My favorite Schwarzbier yet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7817) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2007
Black beer with dark beige head. Coffee, a bit cheesy, faraway chocolate & tobacco aromas. Some hops, lots of coffee, chocolate and a very dry aftertaste. Nearly full-bodied, pretty thick, certainly for a ’Schwarzbier’. Nice beer, curious about the category - lots of characteristics of mild, non-sweet stout! Danke, Herrn Unterseeer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown colour. Aroma of roasted malt, some liquorice and chocolate. Nice filling mouthfeel. The flavour has some sweetness with roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate and bit of smoke. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
Black colour with a light brown head. Light roasted, vanilla and chocolate sweet aroma with notes of fruit and coffee. Roasted malty, light fruity and coffee bitter flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle. Dark body with a thick brown head. The aroma is smokey, with coffee and chocolate and butterscotch. The taste is full and very long. Oily and foamy texture. I love the coffee tones rising in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle from Allen. Dark brown with a fizzy head. Roasty chocolate and chalky malt aroma and taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6588) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2010
330 ml bottle. From Rickenbach bei Wil, Switzerland.
Black colour with small light brown head. Sweet roasted malt, dark fruits, molasses, coffee and some sweet milkyness in aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate, bitter hops and hints of coffee in dry flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (2370) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lundy (47) - - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle from Coop, also commonly available in Zurich bars. Pours opaque with a creamy light-brown head. Chocolate, molasses, and roasted malt aroma, similar flavor. Taste is lightly bitter chocolate and coffee. Aftertaste also bitter, but very faint. Light to medium body. Alcohol is well-concealed. This is a nice drinkable schwarzbier, but for me it’s too conservative in just about every dimension. A bit more bitterness and body would go a long way.


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