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Bier Factory Rapperswil Blackbier

Brewed by Bier Factory Rapperswil
Style: Stout
Rapperswil, Switzerland


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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A stout brewed with English yeast, German malts and Swiss hops. Blackbier was awarded the silver medal at the European Beer Star awards 2007 & gold in 2009 for the Dry Stout category. It is heavier and sweeter than most dry stouts. Typically, roast and chocolate malt aromas dominate…maybe a hint of coffee? With a full and smooth mouth feel, the strong hop and roast malt bitterness is balanced by rich malt sweetness. Three different roast malts combined with a pilsner malt base result in a complex, black beer. The finish is long and roasty but not harsh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17Beer (72) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Malt licorice aroma. Pours dark impenetrable black with a tiny tan head. Tastes of chalk and pumpernickel and coffee. Flat mouthfeel. Sour long finish. Well made but I expected more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (305) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Pitch black with little light brown foam. The smell is roasty with a little coffee. The taste is a bit watery but quite roasty as well. Nice matching carbonation and a solid aftertaste. A good stout, but I don?t favor the style very much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1763) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Aroma: toasted malts, chocolate, light coffee. Appearance: black, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense toasted malts, chocolate and coffee again, almost gets slightly sweet, fully body but quite short duration, soft carbonation. Overall: decent Stout, but nothing too extraordinary. Bottle from Drinks of the World, Zurich HB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5466) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2014
330 ml bottle, a gift. ABV is 4.6%. Black colour,moderate to low tan head. Typical dry stout aroma of coffee, wood and liquorice. Medium dry flavour, coffee and some wood, a little hops in the finish. One-dimensional, but nice enough to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neur0 (935) - GERMANY - DEC 14, 2013
(Flasche @ CH-Dez13) Es hat eine sehr dunkle, braune Farbe, ist undurchsichtig mit einer braunen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist leicht, mit etwas Schokolade und Rosinen. Der Geschmack ist schlank, wenig bitter, trocken, etwas röstig, leicht adstringent mit einer leichten Holznote. Der Abgang ist schlank und adstringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5009) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle from Fork & Bottle, Zurich. Dark brown, yellow-beige head. Roasted coffee, hints of berries. Quite dry. A stout that delivers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lundy (47) - - NOV 27, 2011
.5L bottle from brewery, also tried draft at the brewery. Pours opaque brown-black with thin brown head that fades quickly. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and toast with faint earth and citrus. Medium body, texture is on the thin side. Some citrus bitterness - more present in the bottle than the tap.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 21, 2011
Draught at brewery. Pours black, with a thin tan head and some lacing. Smells of subtle chocolate, coffee and malt. Tastes of unsweetened chocolate maltiness. Slight underlying bitterness which seems to not match the rest of the flavors, and sticks out. Very smooth, medium bodied, finishes dry.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
animymous (1) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 24, 2011 does not count
Rich dark toasted malts with a hint of licorice, smooth in the mouth, medium/gentle carbonation. The best black stout I have found; I can understand how it won a European Beer Star gold medal in 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2009
black beer with beige head smooth carbonation smells of coffee and toffees tasts of coffee, toffees, bittersweetness aftertaste is bittersweet, dark caramel

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