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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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2.4
MichaelAwesome (6546) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2013
Für ein schwarzbier recht mild und so gar nicht nach Hühnerbrühe schmeckend, doch ansonsten wie ein abgestandenes Export mit dunkler Farbe. Trinkbar und ohne Highlights. Ganz ok.

3.5
Marko (6266) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle courtesy of and shared with ogivlado (as were the others) who got it in a trade with Allen (thanks both!)
POured a very dark brown-black body with a small off white-tan head. Yoghurty-malty dark malts in the nose, with some raisins as well, remarkably nice. The taste is nicely malty again, raisins and chocolate, sweet, some notes of cappuccino-flavored waffles. Roasty aftertaste. Quite balanced. Not exactly flashy, but still a very tasty schwarzbier!

4.3
superspak (6200) - 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.

4
kappldav123 (6148) - GERMANY - MAY 18, 2010
Big thanks to Allen for this one. Bottle looks great, as well as the beer in the glass. Deep black, small creamy head. Smoky aroma. Starts strong-malty, modest dry, fine smoky. Finish a little bit sweeter, prickly, wonderful balanced. Very drinkable and good beer!

4.1
nearbeer (5662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2009
33 cl, bb Aug 09. Opaque with a lasting quarter-inch of cream above. Aromas of coffee, char, anise, metal, dry cocoa and light caramel. Well-balanced tastes of charred wood, espresso, bittersweet chocolate, anise, vanilla, caramel, and tart apple. Maybe some hints of oat and lactose as well. Heavy body is slightly watery, smoothly drinkable with light carbonation, and roasty-dry. Thanks to Allen for this one!

3.4
badlizard (5533) - 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
MarcoDL (5467) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
Tasty schwarzbier. Malty, with some herbs and a fresh floral touch. And a cool bottle of course.

3.7
charlotte (5460) - 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.

3.4
Bragesnak (5393) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
From Salling, DK. Bottled, 200513. Brown with off-white head. Aroma of coffee. Flavour with roasted malt.

3.7
kerenmk (5357) - 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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