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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4537) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fratto (2845) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8006) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Big thanks to Ken for sharing. Great stuff. Coffee, some light earth, leather, dirt, moderate darkly toasted malt sweetness. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Modest dry bitter finish, further earth, hints of chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Pours very dark, mostly black with a little brown on the edges and a bubbly khaki head. Nice roasty and slightly spicy nose, toffee, creamy milk chocolate, and some subtle dark fruit notes. Nice creamy mouthfeel, roasty coffee notes, light chocolate notes, somewhat bitter spicy character from the rye, and just a trace of smoke. Really well made, delicious and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Finally a Spaceballs beer. Space black pour with khaki ring and nice lacing. Nose of coffee, chocolate, deeply roasted malts, and nuts. The taste adds a tiny note of dark fruit. rye bread herbal bitterness at the finish. Clean and velvety feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2909) - New York, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Tap at the Jeffrey Pours very pretty dark brown with lovely head of coffee milkshake with great legs. Nose is light cola and chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, earth, espresso, chalk, ring pops, and cream. Velvety and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (978) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Pours black, aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste is mild coffee and a bit bitter. Light flavor, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7622) - 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.

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