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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Dark Helmet is a German-style black lager (or Schwarzbier) brewed with 10% malted rye. Chocolate and Carafa malts give this beer its dark color and ludicrously smooth, roasty flavor. May the Schwarz be with you!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4020) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
How: Bottle (500 ml) at Mont-Carmel tasting. Shared by mathieuc, thanks!

>>> A smooth and well balanced Schwarzbier that is pretty easy drinking.

- Clear amber-brown with a medium beige head and some lacing.
- All the flavors are well dosed, giving the beer a pretty good balance.
- It’s tasty stuff and really easy drinking.
- Medium body and medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit silky and finish is dry.
- I think I need to try some other Westbrook German-style beers as I liked their gose and this one a lot.

Flavors: Roasted malts, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, resinous notes, mineral presence, mild pine and mild caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a small offwhite head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of chicory and coffee. Dark indeed. Taste is of coffee with the slightest bit of ash (bummer). Both body and carbonation were moderate. Overall I thought it was pretty good for a schwarzbier. Maybe I need to seek out the better examples of the style now?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
pours unclear dark brown with a frothy and creamy light beige cap, nice lacing. smoky burnt caramel, charred roasted maltiness - mineral but never ashy, some red berries, astringent and spicy woodsiness, pepper. average to light carbonation, light body - tad thin, balanced and lightly astringent, chalky and spicy finish. low-key lager fruitiness - beets but no kalamatas. ncie stuff anyhow.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle shared. Clear deep brown black pour with white head. Aroma is nice and roasty, nice coffee aroma. Taste is really roasty, nice coffee flavor, burnt toast. Palate is light, dry and well carbed, very easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10607) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 11, 2015
courtesy of Thomas Schneider - dark brown beer with a decent head retention; toasted malty aroma with notes of dried fruits; a good malt backbone, light tart with notes of rye, clean toasted finish of figs and malts

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (7684) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2015
Dark brown and almost clear. Has a light-brown head, lasting. Roasted aroma, chocolate, soysauce. Sweet flavor. Creamy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5617) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2015
nice toasted,roasted aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11755) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Strong chocolate notes. Heavy bitter wonderfull chocolate flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (655) - , Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Black with a thin ran head. Sweet malty aroma. Smooth and medium light bodied. Big malt flavors very little hopping ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kajser27 (398) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 11, 2015
Dark black, almost pitch, strong creamy tan head with very nice lacing. Aroma of malts, chocolate and roasted mostly with some rye. Taste low sweet caramel, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, some toasted nuttiness and bread, burnt bitterness in the finish. Dry roasted aftertaste. Medium to full bodied and creamy. More bitter and burnt than most Schwarzs, maybe a bit too much for the style.


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