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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel, chocolate and toast malt with dates and earthy esters. Flavor is malt dominant with licorice, dates, chocolate and toast malt and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9041) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle… Pours black with a huge, frothy, cappuccino head that never fully dissipates. The aroma is straight-up café con leche accompanied by a big hunk of fudge. Very, very nice. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. The flavor is of unsweetened dark chocolate, espresso and a touch of carbonic charcoal. Finishes crisp, burnt, moderately bitter, and then presents a lingering, spicy dryness. Borderline world class beer. Terrific for a Schwarzbier. Bottle generously provided by ElliesBrown. Zack’s good people!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1199) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Pours deep brown with a slight tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Easy drinking, smooth mouthfeel. Nice warming feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1192) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2014
For a swartzbier pretty good. Nice chocolate flavors come through with nice hop bitterness. Sweet profile. Slight chalk common in this style but less than many. Overall nice beer good mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6109) - 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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2158) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3453) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thin tan head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is grain, toasted malt, rye, dark fruit, and light smoke. Flavor is mostly dry malt, light caramel, light smoke, and faint earthy hops. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle from my parents. From Growlers. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is a little rye spice, lots of coffee, chocolate, and a little ash. Taste is a more pronounced rye, chocolate, and green coffee. Bottle artwork is amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Draft at Charleston Beer Works. Pours an opaque coffee brown with a big frothy tan head. Aroma is massive chocolate and nuts and not much else. Maybe some earth and toast. Flavor hits the same notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation that fluffs in the mouth a little. Toasty. Rich. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
babymaddy (6) - richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
22 oz Bottle. nice beer. good body and great mouthfeel. Nice finish. Malty roastiness with a balanced bitterness. Wish this beer were available in Virginia.


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