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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6027) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
12/11/13. 22oz bottle from Five Points. Deep brown pour, almost black, with a nice khaki head that sticks. Toasty aroma, malty, biscuit and caramel, with a bit of roast, coffee, and chocolate. Nice flavor, smooth maltiness that is more chocolate forward than the aroma led on, a hint of fruitiness, plenty of roast, some ash, lingering biscuit and chocolate. Tasty!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
on tap, dark brown to garnet colored pour, coffee and some dark walnut shell, roasty, smoke or rye notes, light finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5957) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours dark brown with light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits. Flavor is malts, chocolate, light licorice, dark fruits, plums. Medium body, soft carbonation. 030713

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle at Maxís Tasting. Pours a deep mahogany brown with frothy brown lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, light wet wood, light roasted chocolate. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of watery chocolate, roast, smoke, wet dog, and sweet roasted caramel malts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense Nō, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle courtesy of PaulUnwin. Pours a porter brown with a tan head. Nose is rye, malt, and earth with hints of lager yeast. Flavor is similar with rye, malt, earth, and lager yeast. Light to medium in body and lingering yeasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4373) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
22 ounce bottle - $8.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottled on: 10/22/13.

Appearance: Pours a near (very near) black body with just under an inch of sandy beige foam.

Smell: Chilled coffee and less-than-sweet chocolate wrapped in a thin layer of clean, worksafe smokiness. Ashen grains. Bruised grapes.

Taste: Roast, bakerís chocolate, and a subtle rye quality. Coffee-toned. A little sweet present, but, not overly so. Pinch of ashes (a bit smokey). Faint licorice. Grape-y dark fruitiness. Scant hop character but some light bitterness showing. Semi-dry, roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth, soft texture.

Overall: Being notably fuller in all its regards it is not exactly a classic, traditional schwartz. Still, itís a reasonably nice beer. Canít we just like nice beers?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
22oz bomber from a trade. Poured a solid pitch black body with s smaller foamybeige head. Dusty chocolate aroma, pudding skins, well done toast, slight espresso, roasty, some vanilla extract. Fuller bodied with lighter Carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor is light coffee notes, dark toast, roast, lolipops, grains, vanilla extract, burnt notes. Solid

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3937) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, some light rye, a little dough and pale malts, and some light hops. Flavor the same with a decent blend of everything. Average texture. A good beer for the style.


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