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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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15759) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (15393) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15306) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14810) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14660) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle at home. Clear very dark brown - offwhite head. Chocolate, cacao, dry dusty cacao, rather high malty, light fruity, roasted malts, light soapy, light off notes, super high carbonation upon opening. light spicy, nice cacao/chocolate drink.... Not a schwarzbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Keg at the Euston Tap, 15/01/14. Light black with a good sized faded tan head that dissipates to a covering and edgework. Nose is dark malts, sweet tones, earthy cocoa backdrop, toffee fudge, soft brown bread dough. Taste comprises cocoa powder, dark toffee fudge, a sweet lead schwarz, muscavado sugars, hint of dark fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet closure. Nice schwarz, pretty sweet but well balanced, a pint of this would likely be a little too much for my palate but a half is fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (14085) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13468) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13339) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (12282) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Schokolade, Röstmalz und Kaffee. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, Kaffee, süß röstmalzig.

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