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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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!

Dashimus' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dashimus (226) - London, Greater London, - APR 5, 2013
Bottle shared with Scopey. Pours black with a thin ram head with little lacing. Aroma is leather, malt, smoke, chocolate, malt. Palate is light and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Dark brown with charcoal tint and one finger of tan head. Nose shows toasted bread, earthy malt, a very light sweetness. Medium light bodied and soft carbonation. Spicy and earthy malt with an herbal note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (964) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma: malts, caramel, candy, dark bread. Taste: slightly sour, sweet caramel, halva, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (740) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2015
tt pours dark ground with a tan head. It has aromas of roasted malts and a touch of coffee. It has flavors of roasted malts, a hint of coffee, and slight hop bitterness. It has a medium body combined with high carbonation. It is mostly smooth and semi dry on the way down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (609) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Medium-dark chocolate aroma, with some dark roast/char. Flavor is same with a little ash, prune, and roasted chestnut. Rye contributes a little spice/bready quality. Damn good dark lager but pretty pricey for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4234) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
How: Bottle (500 ml) at Mont-Carmel tasting. Shared by mathieuc, thanks!

>>> A smooth and well balanced Schwarzbier that is pretty easy drinking.

- Clear amber-brown with a medium beige head and some lacing.
- All the flavors are well dosed, giving the beer a pretty good balance.
- It’s tasty stuff and really easy drinking.
- Medium body and medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit silky and finish is dry.
- I think I need to try some other Westbrook German-style beers as I liked their gose and this one a lot.

Flavors: Roasted malts, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, resinous notes, mineral presence, mild pine and mild caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2481) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a small offwhite head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of chicory and coffee. Dark indeed. Taste is of coffee with the slightest bit of ash (bummer). Both body and carbonation were moderate. Overall I thought it was pretty good for a schwarzbier. Maybe I need to seek out the better examples of the style now?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (6208) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
pours unclear dark brown with a frothy and creamy light beige cap, nice lacing. smoky burnt caramel, charred roasted maltiness - mineral but never ashy, some red berries, astringent and spicy woodsiness, pepper. average to light carbonation, light body - tad thin, balanced and lightly astringent, chalky and spicy finish. low-key lager fruitiness - beets but no kalamatas. ncie stuff anyhow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4635) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle shared. Clear deep brown black pour with white head. Aroma is nice and roasty, nice coffee aroma. Taste is really roasty, nice coffee flavor, burnt toast. Palate is light, dry and well carbed, very easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 11, 2015
courtesy of Thomas Schneider - dark brown beer with a decent head retention; toasted malty aroma with notes of dried fruits; a good malt backbone, light tart with notes of rye, clean toasted finish of figs and malts

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2015
Dark brown and almost clear. Has a light-brown head, lasting. Roasted aroma, chocolate, soysauce. Sweet flavor. Creamy

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