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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
22oz bomber from a trade. Poured a solid pitch black body with s smaller foamybeige head. Dusty chocolate aroma, pudding skins, well done toast, slight espresso, roasty, some vanilla extract. Fuller bodied with lighter Carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor is light coffee notes, dark toast, roast, lolipops, grains, vanilla extract, burnt notes. Solid

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2694) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bomber from Whole Foods in Greenville. Oily black-ish pour with a thin tan head and sparse soapy lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and muted coffee/chocolate. Tastes are cocoa, coffee, chocolate - all well balanced. Also a little bready, black pepper and just a hint of licorice (which is good by me). Oily palate and lightly bitter finish. Interesting for sure - though might not need more than once.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8759) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Keg at the Euston Tap, 15/01/14. Light black with a good sized faded tan head that dissipates to a covering and edgework. Nose is dark malts, sweet tones, earthy cocoa backdrop, toffee fudge, soft brown bread dough. Taste comprises cocoa powder, dark toffee fudge, a sweet lead schwarz, muscavado sugars, hint of dark fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet closure. Nice schwarz, pretty sweet but well balanced, a pint of this would likely be a little too much for my palate but a half is fine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2303) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of coffee, bread, pumpernickel, ash and light fruity yeast esters. Taste is very light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee, ash and bread. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice but very roasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - APR 19, 2014
Black colour. Roasted malt, chocolate aromas. Flavour is simailar as aroma, bittersweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1430) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Pours very dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is rye bread, brown sugar, chocolate, roasted malts, slight vanilla. Taste is brown sugar, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth with low carbonation. Aftertaste is roasted malts, chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1964) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, near black with a tan head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate and grain. Taste of chocolate, toasted malt, yeast, rye and orange. Medium body and high carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, roasty chocolate nose, light smoke, taste is dry, smoky sausage, sweet chocolate, bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Very malty taste with heavy carbonation. Smell is malt, dark fruits, smoke. Really solid beer that is best savored. Impressive!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoePeesie (860) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Pours a deep brown with a fluffy tan head. Nose and taste are sweet and malty. Not a style I am a huge fan of but a solid beer nonetheless. Fun beer to pop at a tasting for the novelty if nothin else.


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