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RATINGS: 121   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle, 22oz. It’s a dark reddish brown beer topped by a dense, finger-thick beige head leaving lacings. The aroma has toffee, some chocolate and roasted malts and a faint note of corn. Dark bread as well. The flavor has the same chocolate and toffee, with roasted malts, dark rye bred and some faint notes of corn. Semi-sweet on the palate, with a nice carbonation level. Roasted finish with chocolate and some salty hints. Not very true to style this one, but nice and tasteful anyway. Complex in a subtle way. 140315

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11054) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Date: March 14, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Greenville Beer Exchange
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, sudsy lace
Aroma: big roasted aroma, light sweetness
Body: highly carbonated body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, slight burnt character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10875) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10842) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10766) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Big thanks to Ken for sharing. Great stuff. Coffee, some light earth, leather, dirt, moderate darkly toasted malt sweetness. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Modest dry bitter finish, further earth, hints of chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (10581) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle courtesynof Ken, thank you sir! Black color, brown head. Aroma of roasted coffe and chocolate. Taste is similar. Hi carbonation interferes with the flavor somewhat. Still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (10475) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10430) - 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.

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