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RATINGS: 175   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
andrepintado (2538) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 14, 2014
On tap at Barcelona Beer Festival 2014. Dark red color. Head is thin. Body is medium. Aroma is coffee, roast and light fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
g_georgiou (445) - CYPRUS - JUN 4, 2014
Dark black body with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty chocolate with hints of coffee. Sweet taste with some bitterness. Quite fizzy which gives a spicy feel in the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2314) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (3376) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Near black body, appearing mahogany at the edges. Small tan collar that leaves a touch of lacing in its wake. Aromas of chocolate, char, smoke - though not on the level of a rauchbier. Dark toast, a hint of dark fruit. Lager yeast and rye bread come in mid to late palate. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16837) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Dark brown with charcoal tint and one finger of tan head. Nose shows toasted bread, earthy malt, a very light sweetness. Medium light bodied and soft carbonation. Spicy and earthy malt with an herbal note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2016
2016-02-26. Black body nice foamy tan head. 3++ Aroma is dry, dusty malt has a bit of cocoa like chocolate. Flavour is moderately bitter, dusty dry malt muted cocoa. Average bodied palate, soft effervescent carbonation. 3+ Okay, a bit milder than expected overall. 7/4/7/3/14-15 Bottle shared by Blankboy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7110) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2016
[My bottle (650ml) shared with GregClow, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a dark brown with an average size lasting frothy tan head. Minimal lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, a hint of chocolate, very light hops, eggshells and rye malt. Only slightly watery flavour is malty along with a hint of nuts, notes of coffee & chocolate and light hops. Average bodied. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1666) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bomber via beer world Kingston. On the verge of becoming a fridge lurker.. But Alex came thru an appeared at the house to hook up the monster table saw. Hooray. I do like me my Schwartzbiers. This here critter does the style some justice. DAABSTOAMPN, If you dont know what that means ... just kill yourself you anti Lebowski bastard. Glimmering with a low thin head. Lager tone abounds with dark mellow malts. Aint no roastyness in this critter. Soft. Like combing the desert... we aint found Sh*t. No stunt doubles were harmed in the consumption of this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (1362) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
fra fad duft: ristet kant svag duft. smag. lidt ristet svag kaffe svag chokolade


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