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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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1073) - Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Tap. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very roasty, lots of chocolate and caramel. Taste is very roasty, medium bodied, lots of chocolate and caramel. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (567) - - JUN 23, 2013
Had a sample as part of the epic 14-beer sample flight at the brewpub. I don’t normally like schwarzbier, but this was very good. It didn’t have much of what I don’t like (smoke), and was fruitier than average (they were low on time, so they fermented it as an ale). Refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4698) - 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.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dekester1 (324) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whitebear (41) - - APR 27, 2012
A dark shwartz clone. Tanish white head with a thick coffee and roastie taste. A tinge of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Draft on tap at The Old Fashioned (Madison, WI). I love me some Titletown rates. Pours a deep blackish ruby hue, good haziness in the body but not opaque. Ruby glow shows dulled light on the bottom and edges. A frothy tannish head atop stays as a filmy layer, sticks around and laces ok. Aromas show gentle toastiness, biscuit and cocoa. Some toffee, gentle sweetness, mellow roast, faint kiss of dried fruit. Nice, neutral, and quite appealing. Initial is medium bodied, a bit creamy off the bat with cocoa and sweeter chocolate elements dancing in and out. Biscuits, gentle toast and caramel. Mellow roastiness starts to kick. Middle is toasty, biscuity, a bit creamy still. Quite drinkable, smooth as it goes down. Chocolate, bit of toffee. Not overly sweet but a firm body sits within. Some roastiness, bakers chocolate, and more sweet chocolate elements as we move on. Backend is toasty and biscuity, gentle roast and carmelized elements are distinct as we finish up with a more significant dry toasty feel, bit of creamy sweetness, caramel and cocoa. Really put together quite well. Finish is lingering cocoa, a touch of Tootsie roll, dry gentle roast and coffee grounds, bakers chocolate. Really nice Schwartz with a distinct flow, good rich flavors, creamy front end that moves to a more toasty and dry back. Nicely done here. Nose a touch subtle but I think that’s how it should be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - 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.

3.6
   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.


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