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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Mini-growler from the Piggly Wiggly, North Charleston. Nice dark brown pour, very rich carbonation with mild chalky sediment. Chocolate malts in the nose with an understated roastiness and mild bitter notes. Medium bodied, fairly lively without being overdone. Bitter and grassy in places without losing the density and richness of the chocolate character, and sharp in the finish where it needs to be. Well done overall, and nicely tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9349) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
Bottle shared at CP&K. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is earth, roasted malt, spice and umami notes. The taste is toast, light roast, earth, coffee, spice, light treacle and nice level of bitterness with a dry finish. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. A pretty tasty Schwarz.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dashimus (226) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
Bottle shared with Scopey. Pours black with a thin ram head with little lacing. Aroma is leather, malt, smoke, chocolate, malt. Palate is light and dry.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (1957) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2013
decent roasty grain aroma. gorgeous dark brown.black with off white head. flavor was malty, a bit dusty, some woody notes. finish was dry as would be expected. kinda thin in the middle though, so wasnt thrilled with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
29th March 2013
Bottle purchased at Euston Tap and shared with Leighton and the Craft Clerkenwell crew. Opaque dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Palate is light, crisp and dry. Light touch of dark malt with a little unsweet dark chocolate. Trace of dark fruits. Light dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14303) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Big thanks to Ken for sharing. Great stuff. Coffee, some light earth, leather, dirt, moderate darkly toasted malt sweetness. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Modest dry bitter finish, further earth, hints of chocolate. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, and some rye breadiness. Tastes of the same.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle @ home....It pours clear black with a medium tan head... The aroma is roasted malt and some chocolate..... The flavor is roasted malt, light coffee and chocolate....bitter finish....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (2084) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Draught @ Brickstore. Super roasted malts with a nice smooth mouthfeel. I could see coming back to this again and again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
on tap, dark brown to garnet colored pour, coffee and some dark walnut shell, roasty, smoke or rye notes, light finish


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