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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16724) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 On tap at The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Black beer lasting tan head. Soft dark lager with attractive dark chocolate notes. It’s rather delicious slightly bitter dry finish. I rather liked it

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16315) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16111) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16006) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (15973) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (15774) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 21, 2015
On tap @ Westbrook. Dark brown in color with a khaki head. Roasted malts and coffee grounds are prominent on the nose. Quite a bit more sweetness than I typically expect or prefer for this sort of beer. Molasses and brown sugar are particularly strong. Maybe some chocolate covered almonds? Decent carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14962) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (14772) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Schokolade, Röstmalz und Kaffee. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, Kaffee, süß röstmalzig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14283) - 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.


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