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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!


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poochy (11) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2012
A bold beer great for a cold month. Excellent malty nose with strong chocolate character and yet, hint of vanilla. Light on palette for its weight but leaves with a full mouth feel. Highly recommended on tap.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7195) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Schokolade, Röstmalz und Kaffee. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, Kaffee, süß röstmalzig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (10516) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10453) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2180) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Black pour. Small creamy tan head. Lacing. Huge roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is a creamy roasted grain with a milky chocolate finish. Slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1252) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Clear, dark, reddy brown. Film of tan head. Chocolate malt. Roast grain. Hint of spice. A little vanilla. Taste is roast dry. A little dark chocolate sweetness. Smooth, fairly rich palate. Finish is lager yeast dry, with a little roast bitterness. Wasn’t sure at first, but I warmed to this one. Overall score marked down due the top dollar price tag...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
I’ve generally stopped buying beer in bombers, but this is Westbrook and their other beers earned this a go. Extremely dark. Flavors are basically a stout on lager yeast. Big roast. Almost a touch of ash. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (787) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUL 14, 2014
Dark/thin black color. Nice roasted malt aromas, with some chocolate. Nice session-able body. Light roasted taste. Some chocolate and coffee with an easy aftertaste. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6144) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
65 cl bottle. Bottled on 22.10.2013.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a small head. Very malty on the nose, roasty, some wooden notes, dark chocolate and some faint smoky notes. Malty and roasty flavor also, dark chocolate, dried fruits, some faint hops. Very pleasant and balanced, yet another success from Westbrook. The half year age doesn’t really feel on this one. Nice.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6208) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roastiness, cream, chocolate and some coffee. Rich flavour of roastiness, dark bitter chocolate, sour cream, bread and grassy bitterness. Medium bodied and very smooth mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Well done, tasty as hell.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark Brown. I’m a wee bit surprised by this one. Obviously the reference to Space Balls is excellent but I paid a lot of money for this bottle and it was a pretty underwhelming experience. I could have bought about 5 equally tasty Czech Tmavys for the same price. I’m surprised that Ratebeer backs up it’s lofty price with an impressive score. I might be being a bit unfair. It was after all, very nice but I’m awash with Tmavy’s here and this one is comparbale and by no mean spectacular.


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