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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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!


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jensgam (156) - , - MAY 2, 2013
Pours black with creamy head, aroma is sweet caramel with a herbal notes. Roasted malt with caramel and chocolate notes, a slight bitterness is also present.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1112) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Deep. Aroma was roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee and caramel. Taste followed and was silky smooth. Coffee upfront, creamy toffee and bitter on the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5347) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2015
22oz bottle pours a murky, deep brown with some cloudy, off white head. Nose is mild but has some malt, some mild brown sugar, a little dark bread, pumpernickel, some mild yeast. Flavor has much more brown sugar, some turbinado sugar too, malty, bread, some mild chocolate, quite yeasty, some dark grains. Clean finish. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14355) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 On tap at The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Black beer lasting tan head. Soft dark lager with attractive dark chocolate notes. It’s rather delicious slightly bitter dry finish. I rather liked it

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benfi (620) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
Pours a porter brown with a tan head. Nose is rye, malt, and earth with hints of lager yeast. Flavor is similar with rye, malt, earth, and lager yeast. Light to medium in body and lingering yeasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (285) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 Bomber. Pours a black color with beige head. Burnt, roasty, ashy, rye aromas. Burnt, ashy, spicy, burnt toast flavors. Pretty nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6079) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottled 650ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Black coloured, small beige head, roasty nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, light caramel and touch of hops with nutty notes in mild roasty finish. Not the best representative of the style but glad to have tried American Schwarzbier. 6.0%ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (4376) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4204) - Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Christmas present, this one was good, roasty, light, Lightly hoppy, very well made

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep black with a small, creamy beige film head. Aroma has chocolate, hard roasted malts, soft black currants. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Absolutely lovely.


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