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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Pours very dark, mostly black with a little brown on the edges and a bubbly khaki head. Nice roasty and slightly spicy nose, toffee, creamy milk chocolate, and some subtle dark fruit notes. Nice creamy mouthfeel, roasty coffee notes, light chocolate notes, somewhat bitter spicy character from the rye, and just a trace of smoke. Really well made, delicious and smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
Keg at CBI, London on 16th June 2013. Black with tan head and almost no lace. Rich berries, fruitcake and roasty aroma. Rich roast malts in-mouth with tanginess. Grassy and tangy flavours in finish with touches of smoke. Zingy mouthfeel and solid body. A good mouthful!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2295) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head with good duration and medium lasting. Arome has notes of peat, toasted malts and light coffee. Flavor is dominated by black coffee, chocolate, toasty, peat and slightly ashes. The final is slightly bittery with a good duration.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6260) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours dark brown with light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits. Flavor is malts, chocolate, light licorice, dark fruits, plums. Medium body, soft carbonation. 030713

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 030713

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11338) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, hop, medium sweet, little liquorice and medium bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7745) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Okay schwarzbier. IT is prettythick and black for the style, not really an easy-drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - JUN 19, 2013
Tap at Crowbar, april 30th 2013. Black body, big brown head. Malty caramel aroma, light toast. Taste is malty with chocolate, banana, grass with a slightly roasty finish. Sweet chocolate aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
Roasted malt, very smooth mouthful with low carbonation, dry fruits and herbacious hops. Nice schwarzbier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1303) - SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
Solid black body with bubble beige ring head. Fresh compost nose with fig sweet highlights. Despite a decent undercurrent of carbonation this is a sooth a sipping Schwarz as I’ve enjoyed. Initial wrap of molasses and cream with the softest coffee. An initially shy roast shimmys onto the palate. Subtle and grainy at first, but thick leathery bitter whips on the finish. Carbonation leaves a mild dryness more picnic table wood than anything too offensive.

Keg, Craft Beer Co., Islington


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