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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Mini-growler from the Piggly Wiggly, North Charleston. Nice dark brown pour, very rich carbonation with mild chalky sediment. Chocolate malts in the nose with an understated roastiness and mild bitter notes. Medium bodied, fairly lively without being overdone. Bitter and grassy in places without losing the density and richness of the chocolate character, and sharp in the finish where it needs to be. Well done overall, and nicely tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
12/11/13. 22oz bottle from Five Points. Deep brown pour, almost black, with a nice khaki head that sticks. Toasty aroma, malty, biscuit and caramel, with a bit of roast, coffee, and chocolate. Nice flavor, smooth maltiness that is more chocolate forward than the aroma led on, a hint of fruitiness, plenty of roast, some ash, lingering biscuit and chocolate. Tasty!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3850) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, some light rye, a little dough and pale malts, and some light hops. Flavor the same with a decent blend of everything. Average texture. A good beer for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2543) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear deep brown with a huge, frothy to lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, yeast and rye notes. Sweet flavor that end up dry with a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture an soft carbonation. A very nice Schwartz.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1214) - 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...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8184) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of rye bread, chocolate, coffee and smoked black malt. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Solid offering.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (10342) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle courtesynof Ken, thank you sir! Black color, brown head. Aroma of roasted coffe and chocolate. Taste is similar. Hi carbonation interferes with the flavor somewhat. Still pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5974) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Rye malty aroma, with lightly roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. The flavor has rye and lightly roasted malts, and a light chocolate sweetness. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. Very high and long lasting creamy light brown head. Pitch black body. Spicy coffee barley malt aroma. Strangely the first impression is of citrus. Second impression is choccolat, roasted malt and hops. Apart from that the beer is having a lot of carbonation and a long and very pleasant hops finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
Bomber bought @ Ølbutikken. Pours dark brown with a huge frothy and fizzy brownish white head that slowly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and spicy with rye flour, black pepper, dry wood, baking soda, lemon zest, cocoa powder, caraway, baking yeast and very subtle hints of banana bread. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with dark rye bread, cocoa powder, biscuits, peppermints, black pepper, liquorice root, caraway, wood, burnt brazil nuts and hints of lemon zest. Mouthfeel is fizzy, very smooth, slightly dry and light to medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with rye bread, cocoa powder, dry wood, black pepper, plums, biscuits and hints of cookie dough.


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