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RATINGS: 129   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!


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7921) - 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 (1382) - 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 (1328) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Pours black with a dense beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, sour notes, dark fruit and herbal hop. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, malt acidic, liquorish and herbal hop.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jensgam (156) - , DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
Pours black with creamy head, aroma is sweet caramel with a herbal notes. Roasted malt with caramel and chocolate notes, a slight bitterness is also present.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2984) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
On tap at Crowbar. Very dark, almost black, with a beige head. Malty aroma with some roasty notes, licorice, chocolate and some hoppy notes and citrus. Moderate sweet and malty with a dry and quite bitter finish. Nice and refreshing!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11278) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
On tap at Christian Firtal. Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel and licorice with herbal and spicy hop notes. Sweet licorice and malt flavour with roasted notes

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 17, 2013
Tap @ Chr. Firtal. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, milk chocolate, nuts and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Mini-growler from the Piggly Wiggly, North Charleston. Nice dark brown pour, very rich carbonation with mild chalky sediment. Chocolate malts in the nose with an understated roastiness and mild bitter notes. Medium bodied, fairly lively without being overdone. Bitter and grassy in places without losing the density and richness of the chocolate character, and sharp in the finish where it needs to be. Well done overall, and nicely tasty.


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