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Titletown Dark Helmet Schwarzbier
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This German-style black lager has a rich aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and toasted malt, medium-full body, and a roasty yet smooth finish. Bronze medalist in the Great American Beer Festival.
2011 vintage: 5.5% abv


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madtown1 (13) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2011
On tap at the Malthouse here in Madison...the color was dark brown, almost black/brown. The head was off white and reduced rather quickly to a ring and film, but left some lacing on the glass. The aroma was roasted coffee and some chocolate notes too a lesser degree. The flavor was a smooth malt, a bit of sweetness, and mild bitterness coupled with a moderate roasty dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Dark black/brown pour in sampler glass. Nice aroma of coffee and chocolate. Coffee and chocolate flavors with a smooth finish. One of my favorites from my visit to Titletown.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Thirsty Troll Beer Fest. Pour is deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of chocolate and moderately roasted coffee beans. Flavor shows sweet caramel with more roasted presence and a touch of earthy hops. Pretty much no smoke to be found. As it warms there seems to be a hint of smoke, but it’s so faint that I could be imagining it. This was served way too cold and doesn’t much remind me of a schwarz, more like a thin porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Tap at the brewpub. Jet black pour with a grayish-white head. Roasted coffee, malt, and mild chocolate on the nose. Moderate mouthfeel. Taste was roated malts, coffee, and a touch of sweet.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Didn’t remind me of a schwarzbier in the least. Too raoasty and not carbonated enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Another nice beer. Dark pour with light head. Nose of chocolate, coffee and toasty goodness. Flavor is crisp, light and had good roasted character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2311) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2010
On tap at the brewpub bar, and chose a czech-pils glass serving. The color was clear, dark brown, almost black/brown, with some garnet tones showing through the liquid. The head was off white, modest, and reduced rather quickly to a ring and film, but left some wavey lacing. The aroma was roasted coffee and some baker’s cocoa in a lesser degree. The flavor exposed smooth malt, just a hint of sweetness, and low+ hop bitterness that teamed up with some roasty dryness to persist into the finish. A flavorful "black Pils".

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2010
On tap at Fox Cities Brewfest. Pour was dark with an aroma of chocolate roasted wheat and light coffee. Blend was nice with a light body and flavors of yeast, dry wheat, light chocolate, and a touch of roasted characters. Good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dekester1 (309) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2010
Served in a pint glass with only light tan rim foam remaining. Very dark - dark brown, almost black. Complex aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and grains. Taste was extremely rich and complimented my Walleye fillet nicely. Great mouthfeel and this stuff finished real smooth. If you ever get to Green Bay, you need to stop in at Titletown!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4295) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2010 Draft at OF. Opaque black with a respectable, lasting head. Nice roasty bittersweet chocolate aroma. Very nice. Full out flavor yet a medium bodied watery finish. Solid specialty malt bill. Creamy with a borderline lactic touch. True to style and right on.


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