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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5667) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2009
On tap at Titletown Brewing Company. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and very light chocolate. Taste of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and mild caramel. Fairly smooth with minor malt bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2988) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Beer #23 at GTMW ’09. They called it "Dark Helmet #3" when poured. Dark beer, head starts brown at point of beer contact, but is quite white at the top. After a note of root beer to start, the taste tends more toward a stout in taste, with dark roasts, but no chocolate or coffee. Goes down very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2009
On tap at Titletown. Poured deep brown, near black with a short cap of beige head. The aroma was very rich with deep chocolate and coffee upfront.. wafts of vanilla and earth accented.. not much of a hop presence here, but the malts were presented well. The flavor found sweeter chocolates than the nose indicated, along with black patent, coffee, and a touch of vanilla.. the bitterness that surrounded was hard to place and lacked direction.. sweet overall and a little spicy on the back. Medium-bodied with scratchy carbonation on the palate.. OK flow.. only the bitterness stuck on the finish. Aiight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5669) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2008
A solid schwarz that drinks more like a porter - medium-bodied, with a strong roasty character and bitter chocolate flavor - a bit of coffee and sweet cream flavor - the sweetness gets stronger in the finish, but the roasted flavor keeps it in balance - quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Pours a reddish-brown with a large foamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and nutty malts. Taste is about the same with a bit of chocolate and smokiness. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2008
An excellent summer time brew. Poured a clear dark brown colour with a reddish hue. Head was large and creamy. Aroma was noticeably nutty. Taste was soft and creamy with hints of milk chocolate and almonds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 6/24/07: Barely transparent dark mahogany with a thin ring of light tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet dark caramel and roasted malt with a hint of noble hops. Body starts with decent viscosity and semi-sweet earthy dark roasty malts and bitter German hops toward a roasty finish with a touch of dark chocolate. A pretty good schwarzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Dark Helmet
Date: 06/24/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

dark with ruby edges, short lived fine beige head, drops of lace, dark chocolate and roasted malt aroma with a touch of sweetness, creamy body, rich chocolate flavor, nice dark caramel sweetness, touch of roasted comes in to balance and assist with a light bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skyview (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 On tap at the Titletown brewpub, this beer pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick, off-white head that dissolves slowly. Aroma of thick molasses, dark chocolate and toffee. Taste is that of toasted dark malt, a little lactic acidy with some flowery hop flavor. Finish is slightly bitter and a touch of tartness. As Mel Brooks may be proud to see as it was written on the brewery menu chalkboard, "May the Schawrz be with you."

The flavor has appears to be slightly different each year.

2007: Toasted dark malt with some tart berry character

2008: Toasted dark malt with some dry hop and smoked character

2009: Toasted dark malt with some chocolate and a very smooth finish

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