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Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Schwarzbier
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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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4
flying_pig (1666) - SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2015
330ml bottle from Drinks of the World, Basel (2.90 CHF):

Very nice & 1 of the better Swiss beers I’ve tried. Good roasted malts & dark fruits alongside sugars & chocolate flavours plus a touch of smoke towards the end; great stuff & very much a beer that I wouldn’t mind having again at some point.

4
torejh (89) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Pours an almost black beer with a small beige head. Nose of caramel malts, coffee and toast. Taste of roasted malts, coffee and sweet licorice. Full bodied with medium carbonation. A sweet and salty finish with hints of blueberries. Quite good!

4.3
superspak (6097) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2015
500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 5/27/2015. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, light smoke, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, light smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, light smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Light-moderate roasted dryness after the finish. Fantastic complexity and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Super clean lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible schwarzbier! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.5
Gracijani (11) - Beograd, SERBIA - JUL 25, 2015
Too heavy on palate. Too strong aftertaste. But quite Intriguing. Caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, raisin.

3.4
artemb (1220) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 19, 2015
Black and opaque with short livin foam.Aroma: Maillard products, malt, some fresh vegs notes.Taste: light to moderate light sweteness, light bitterness, light astrigency and metal.Roasted flavour with a green peas, light yeast notes.Some odd metal notes in the aftertaste.Anyway this is good.

3.1
belgis (521) - - JUL 2, 2015
Despite having an overall good experience with this beer there was nothing above other beers. Interesting and mellow aroma hint of caramel. Good looking with thick foam.

4
JorgeLee (2260) - 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.

4
kto (1608) - 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.

3.7
Marcius (456) - 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!!!

3.1
anstei (2670) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours black with almost no head. Roasty malt nose, a bit of liquorice. Balanced, but a bit boring.


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