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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (3201) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 Retasted with exact same score. This time not really overcarbonated and perhaps with a little more hops? 08-MAR-2013, bottle @Sonni, @Ulkløbben tasting. ************ 27-AUG-2012, bottle @Papsø. Clear, dar, dark brown with huge brown head. Yeast and bitter hops. Roast. Rye bread, like a rye schwartzbier... Huge carbonation (as usual with Westbrook).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (22202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity aroma of dark chocolate and spices. Fruity and light roasted flavour of dark chocolate and licorice. Light roasted finish. Very carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle, 65 cl, at Papsø. Reddish black with a dense beige head. Breadish, light roasted nose. Very smooth mouthfeel, nice roasted flavor, bready, quite dry, slightly ashy finish. Some plummy and chocolately notes. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottled A pitch black beer with a huge lazing dark brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, bread, and caramel, leading to a dry bready finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Pours an almost clear orangey brown with a huge and lively beige head leaving quite some lacework. Dusty, roasty aroma. Medium body, overly carbonated. Heavily roasted, almost scorched. Malty bitter finish. 270812

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33547) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Dry dark malty and breadish. Dark roasted. High carbonation. Ends dry and dark roasted malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10594) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Botled. Dark brown coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma of light roast, caramel, vague yeast, some chocolate. Flavour of caramel, light roast, some citrus, cocoa, grass, chocolate. Medium bodied. Ends on a light roasted bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37272) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home on the terrace.

ABV: 6.0%. Clear dark brown colour with a huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, sweet berry, moderate yeasty, yeast - sweet rye. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter, finish flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted bitter, cold coffee - chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, initial carbonation is fizzy, finish carbonation is soft. [20120711]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
Bomber bought @ Ølbutikken. Pours dark brown with a huge frothy and fizzy brownish white head that slowly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and spicy with rye flour, black pepper, dry wood, baking soda, lemon zest, cocoa powder, caraway, baking yeast and very subtle hints of banana bread. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with dark rye bread, cocoa powder, biscuits, peppermints, black pepper, liquorice root, caraway, wood, burnt brazil nuts and hints of lemon zest. Mouthfeel is fizzy, very smooth, slightly dry and light to medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with rye bread, cocoa powder, dry wood, black pepper, plums, biscuits and hints of cookie dough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
(Bottle) Pours black with a pale nougat coloured head. The aroma holds rye bread, dough, spices, mint, chocolate, touch of coffee and a whisper of baking powder. Hints of flowers and fruits. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic with notes of minty/spicy/bready rye, coffee roasted malt and citric/herbal/earthy hops. The mouthfeel is soft, silky and round with a full, lively carbonation. Burned, light milky and a bit spicy numbing finish. Medium bodied.

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