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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Iíve 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3185) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with dissipating tan head that leaves great lace. Aroma is dark chocolate and deep roast, hint of lager crispness. Taste follows, clean roast and chocolate, smooth carbonation and clean finish. Good stuff for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (5323) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
650ml bottle. Black colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, brown head. Sweet-ish, chocolately, dark malty aroma, hints of treacle, a touch of liquorice, roasty dark malty and minimally metallic hoppy overtones. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, notes of dark chocolate, hints of malt lozenge and treacle lend some sweetness; lasting, roasty finish. Oh yes!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (727) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
Tap. Pours black with deep amber shine and creamy one finger brown head. Aeoma is dark malts, dark chocolate, coffe beans and subtle dark fruits. Some burnt sugar. Taste is really roasty, medium sweet along some caramel and smooth grainy rye spice. Light crisp body and long roasty finish with dey coffee and bitter dark chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (436) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Keg. A cheeky little dance of smoothness and dark roasty bite. The rye is prominent, but youíre quickly hypnotised by the gorgeous lacing. Then itís gone. Good bitter end too. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 11, 2015
courtesy of Thomas Schneider - dark brown beer with a decent head retention; toasted malty aroma with notes of dried fruits; a good malt backbone, light tart with notes of rye, clean toasted finish of figs and malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4234) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
How: Bottle (500 ml) at Mont-Carmel tasting. Shared by mathieuc, thanks!

>>> A smooth and well balanced Schwarzbier that is pretty easy drinking.

- Clear amber-brown with a medium beige head and some lacing.
- All the flavors are well dosed, giving the beer a pretty good balance.
- Itís tasty stuff and really easy drinking.
- Medium body and medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit silky and finish is dry.
- I think I need to try some other Westbrook German-style beers as I liked their gose and this one a lot.

Flavors: Roasted malts, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, resinous notes, mineral presence, mild pine and mild caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011
On tap at Grapevine. Pours out a dark brown color with a tan head on it. Smell is malty and has a good bit of chocolate in it. From the smell I would expect it to be very thick. It is not; very light and easy to drink. High carbonation, really quality schwarzbier and the first of this brewer for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle pours a brown/black with a large foamy tan head. Scent is rye, chocolate and dark sugar. Taste is rye, chocolate and a hint of smoke. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2071) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle @ home....It pours clear black with a medium tan head... The aroma is roasted malt and some chocolate..... The flavor is roasted malt, light coffee and chocolate....bitter finish....

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