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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!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Dark and nearly opaque, but definitively brown rather than black. Dark khaki head. Dry, nutty, roasty aroma. I’m not sure how to describe this one. Creamy and smooth, but with a strong, complex, grainy character. Bitter, roasty, spicy. Coffee and peanut butter notes. Medium sweetness. Black coffee-like bitterness in the finish. Tasty and unique. Slightly overly bitter, but that’s my one complaint. Very interesting and pleasant. This could go very well with food.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1455) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Tap. Aroma and flavor are pretty porter/stout...chocolate and smokey but way toned down. Super drinkable though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (4203) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and a touch of smoke. Does have the lager crispness. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2920) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with dissipating tan head that leaves great lace. Aroma is dark chocolate and deep roast, hint of lager crispness. Taste follows, clean roast and chocolate, smooth carbonation and clean finish. Good stuff for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8437) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2014
22 oz bottle. 6.0%. Bottled on 9/23/14. (The Greenville Beer Exchange) Greenville, SC.
Black colour with a small tan head. Dark roasted malt, coffee, mild sweetness and some hops in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, strong hops, bitterness and coffee. Much stronger, hoppier and more roasted than the German ones. Good beer though but not true to original German Schwarzbier.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (10345) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Schokolade, Röstmalz und Kaffee. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, Kaffee, süß röstmalzig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (12461) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Dunkel malziger, leicht röstiger Antrunk. Würzig, aufkommende Schokoladennoten. Ab dem Mittelteil etwas herber, die Malzigkeit bleibt süffig Angst intensiv, leichte Espressonoten. Rundes würziges Bier. 9/10/11/11/11/11

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12307) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is roasted malt, rye, coffee, salt, licorice, chocolate. Medium body. OK beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2581) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Black pour. Small creamy tan head. Lacing. Huge roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is a creamy roasted grain with a milky chocolate finish. Slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2504) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Clear, dark, reddy brown. Film of tan head. Chocolate malt. Roast grain. Hint of spice. A little vanilla. Taste is roast dry. A little dark chocolate sweetness. Smooth, fairly rich palate. Finish is lager yeast dry, with a little roast bitterness. Wasn’t sure at first, but I warmed to this one. Overall score marked down due the top dollar price tag...


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