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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15009) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 On tap at The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Black beer lasting tan head. Soft dark lager with attractive dark chocolate notes. It’s rather delicious slightly bitter dry finish. I rather liked it

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benfi (631) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
Pours a porter brown with a tan head. Nose is rye, malt, and earth with hints of lager yeast. Flavor is similar with rye, malt, earth, and lager yeast. Light to medium in body and lingering yeasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (499) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
Tap. Pours black with deep amber shine and creamy one finger brown head. Aeoma is dark malts, dark chocolate, coffe beans and subtle dark fruits. Some burnt sugar. Taste is really roasty, medium sweet along some caramel and smooth grainy rye spice. Light crisp body and long roasty finish with dey coffee and bitter dark chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2555) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 Bomber. Pours a black color with beige head. Burnt, roasty, ashy, rye aromas. Burnt, ashy, spicy, burnt toast flavors. Pretty nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6301) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottled 650ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Black coloured, small beige head, roasty nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, light caramel and touch of hops with nutty notes in mild roasty finish. Not the best representative of the style but glad to have tried American Schwarzbier. 6.0%ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (4824) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
650ml bottle. Black colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, brown head. Sweet-ish, chocolately, dark malty aroma, hints of treacle, a touch of liquorice, roasty dark malty and minimally metallic hoppy overtones. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, notes of dark chocolate, hints of malt lozenge and treacle lend some sweetness; lasting, roasty finish. Oh yes!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4556) - Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Christmas present, this one was good, roasty, light, Lightly hoppy, very well made

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11440) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep black with a small, creamy beige film head. Aroma has chocolate, hard roasted malts, soft black currants. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Absolutely lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2945) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Near black body, appearing mahogany at the edges. Small tan collar that leaves a touch of lacing in its wake. Aromas of chocolate, char, smoke - though not on the level of a rauchbier. Dark toast, a hint of dark fruit. Lager yeast and rye bread come in mid to late palate. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (574) - - NOV 30, 2014
22 oz bottle brought back by Andy, many thanks! Pours a translucent brown nearing black with a tan finger of foam that settles to nothing. Aroma is mild and sweet with a hint of rye. Flavor is same with a certain metallic tang near the finish. Thin bodied, medium carbonation, bitter rye lager finish.


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