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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1688) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle from Sweet Grass Dairy. Deep brown almost black pour with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of roasted malts, light cocoa and touches of smokiness and prunes. Roasted malt, light chocolate, with touches of smoke and a metallic, alkaline ending. Light in body, prickly carbonation and very drinkable. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (678) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle @ Maxi. Very dark brown, small off white head, some lacing. Aroma and taste, roasted malts, quite hoppy, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar. Lively carbonation. Bitter sweet aftertaste, with roasted notes. Dry mouth feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1471) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 14, 2014
On tap at Barcelona Beer Festival 2014. Dark red color. Head is thin. Body is medium. Aroma is coffee, roast and light fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
g_georgiou (245) - CYPRUS - JUN 4, 2014
Dark black body with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty chocolate with hints of coffee. Sweet taste with some bitterness. Quite fizzy which gives a spicy feel in the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1804) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark Brown. Iím a wee bit surprised by this one. Obviously the reference to Space Balls is excellent but I paid a lot of money for this bottle and it was a pretty underwhelming experience. I could have bought about 5 equally tasty Czech Tmavys for the same price. Iím surprised that Ratebeer backs up itís lofty price with an impressive score. I might be being a bit unfair. It was after all, very nice but Iím awash with Tmavyís here and this one is comparbale and by no mean spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton23 (610) - Alpine, California, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours dark brown with too much head...this thing was a gusher. Aroma is rye spices. Taste is roasted malts and some spice. Meh...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13537) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle at home. Clear very dark brown - offwhite head. Chocolate, cacao, dry dusty cacao, rather high malty, light fruity, roasted malts, light soapy, light off notes, super high carbonation upon opening. light spicy, nice cacao/chocolate drink.... Not a schwarzbier.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6514) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours jet black with a huge bubbly beige head. Seems highly carbonated. The aroma is light plastic like with notes of hard roasted malt and light chocolate. The flavour is mostly roasted with some fruity and chocolate notes. Quite roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home on the terrace.

ABV: 6.0%. Clear dark brown colour with a huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, sweet berry, moderate yeasty, yeast - sweet rye. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter, finish flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted bitter, cold coffee - chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, initial carbonation is fizzy, finish carbonation is soft. [20120711]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10308) - SÝborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Botled. Dark brown coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma of light roast, caramel, vague yeast, some chocolate. Flavour of caramel, light roast, some citrus, cocoa, grass, chocolate. Medium bodied. Ends on a light roasted bitterness. Nice.


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