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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Draft. Poured dark brown with a smallish light tan head. Aroma and flavor were roasted malt, some rye and noble hop spiciness, caramel, light chocolate and smoke. Medium palate. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Draft at Charleston Beer Works. Pours an opaque coffee brown with a big frothy tan head. Aroma is massive chocolate and nuts and not much else. Maybe some earth and toast. Flavor hits the same notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation that fluffs in the mouth a little. Toasty. Rich. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poochy (10) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2012
A bold beer great for a cold month. Excellent malty nose with strong chocolate character and yet, hint of vanilla. Light on palette for its weight but leaves with a full mouth feel. Highly recommended on tap.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle from my parents. From Growlers. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is a little rye spice, lots of coffee, chocolate, and a little ash. Taste is a more pronounced rye, chocolate, and green coffee. Bottle artwork is amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10606) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle at home. pitch dark, gigantic foamy light brown head that settles relatively quickly.roasted malty notes, woody citrussy note, could be infected, it was a little lively when opened.Quite complex aroma with notes of cocoa beans, coffe beans too. nice. Flavor is warming, cocoa, roasted malts, finest chocolate, very nice subtle chilies like bitterness, things play very well together, and it is not at all infected in any way.unusual and very flavorfull and tasty beer, lots of taste for the 5.9% abv. Quite not like Your usual schwarzbier, but very drinkable, very enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 13, 2012
Botella. Black colour with a red hue, brown head.Aroma of dark fruits and roasty malt. Roasty malty and dark fruity pleasant flavour with some chocolate. Pleasant bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (2646) - 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).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (19644) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (2731) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - 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.


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