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Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Schwarzbier
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Das einzigartige Bier mit seiner gewitterschwarzen Farbe berrascht mit einem Rstkaffee-Bouquet, Aromen von schwarzer Schokolade, mit einer leichten Lakritznote und einem feinen Blaubeerabgang. Aus bei ca. 230 gersteten Cara- und Farbmalzen gebraut, wird diese Spezialitt mehrere Monate gelagert. Biertyp: Dunkles Starkbier Alkoholgehalt: 6,3% Farbe: dunkelbraun-schwarz Hopfen: kaum Hopfennoten bemerkbar Eindruck: vollmundig, Rstaromen (Kaffee), leicht melassig, Lakritze, schwarze Schokolade, leicht blaubeerig Optimale Trinktemperatur: 12-14C Etikette: Adelbert Fssler, Appenzell Seit: 2007

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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2015 Pitch black color with light to medium brown foam. The smell is intensely coffee like with some roasted malt aromas and a decent fruitiness. The taste is coffeeish at first, with a lot of dark chocolate taste afterwards. There are little sweetish licorice notes there as well. The aftertaste is quite dry but very smooth. I don?t love the taste but I like the aftertaste, even though I don?t like coffee. This beer isnt far from some imperial stouts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3588) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle from Drinks of the World, Geneva. Pours black with a tan head. Good chocolatey flavour with some cola notes.quite rich and creamy. Some coffee too. A really good swartzbeer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (3087) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2016
Flaska. Svart l med ett gediget beigt skum. Dofter av kaffe, choklad och tr. Smakinslag av soja, choklad, smr och rostad malt. Mjuk munknsla, medelbeska, ltt slta i avslutningen. Mycket trevlig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1557) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle; pours black with a beige head; aroma of chocolate, licorice, and light roastiness; taste is sweet with chocolate and licorice with a hint of dark fruits; finish light bitter; very nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (550) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Pours nearly black. However palate is light, a small amount of smoke. Dark chocolate and dark malt dominates. It was served very cold. After warning I noticed a lot of honey on the nose and tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25997) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2007
Bottled (thanks Bov!). Deep rubyish brown/close to black colour, mediumsized brown creamy head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, slightly roasted malts and some spicyness. Flavour is smoked wood, some caramel malts and yeast. A mild, but quite wellbalanced brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2008
rather dark color and a beige head smells of malty, toffee fruit and coffee tasts malty, of toffee and coffee and hidden dried plums aftertaste malty, toffee,coffe and even a bit of dark chocolate

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (2088) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 26, 2009
Appearance: Very dark brown. Nice, tan head. Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, coffee. Chocolate, caramel. Taste: Roasted, burnt. Dark malt, some coffee. Very good. Info: 330ml bottle, 26/3-2009

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7407) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2009
Medium brown head. Opaque black body. Coffee, earth, metal and peppery taste with minty sooty notes. Dry-sweetish ashy sooty chocolatey taste with minty cocoa notes. Nice, balanced, mild. (0.33l bottle from Allen.)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12303) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Lgismose, Cph.
Pours almost black; only some slight brown edges. A great, large, creamy, cappucino head. Aroma is sweet, some Belgian sugars, lots of roasted malts and chocolate. A light ashy note as well. Medium, pcrickly carbonation, good dry mouthfeel. Flavour is relatively sweet at first, some caramel and milky chocolate. But the finish is really nice, lots of darker chocolate, roasted malts and a long, lingering dry note with fresh ground coffee. Very nice.


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