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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This German-style black lager has a rich aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and toasted malt, medium-full body, and a roasty yet smooth finish. Bronze medalist in the Great American Beer Festival.
2011 vintage: 5.5% abv

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3.4
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Pours a reddish-brown with a large foamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and nutty malts. Taste is about the same with a bit of chocolate and smokiness. Quite drinkable.

3.4
BVery (10297) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Tap at the brewpub. Jet black pour with a grayish-white head. Roasted coffee, malt, and mild chocolate on the nose. Moderate mouthfeel. Taste was roated malts, coffee, and a touch of sweet.

3.4
Aggiebob (1095) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle. Black with off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt with notes of chocolate.

3.3
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2007 Cask drawn ale courtesy of the manage (Now listed as Dark Helmet Schwarzbier) Dark brown in color with creamy offwhite head. Aroma is of light toffee, bitter chocolate, light fruit. Taste is light toffee and caramel, bitter chocolate and light roasted malt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very creamy. The natural carbonation is light but adequate.

3.3
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Sampler draft at brewpub. Smoke aspect in the nose. Almost fully opaque with dark reddish hues evident when held to light. Not much lace. Thin flavor; does not deliver on the promise the aroma provided. Smooth. Not a drain pour by any stretch. Would probably be better if served a little colder, although a beer of this style should actually be better a little warmer. An ok beer.

3.3
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2009
On tap at Titletown. Poured deep brown, near black with a short cap of beige head. The aroma was very rich with deep chocolate and coffee upfront.. wafts of vanilla and earth accented.. not much of a hop presence here, but the malts were presented well. The flavor found sweeter chocolates than the nose indicated, along with black patent, coffee, and a touch of vanilla.. the bitterness that surrounded was hard to place and lacked direction.. sweet overall and a little spicy on the back. Medium-bodied with scratchy carbonation on the palate.. OK flow.. only the bitterness stuck on the finish. Aiight.

3.3
Slegar (26) - Green bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Light roasty, slight hop bitterness. Thin but not too thin. Once it warms a bit chocolate comes thru. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Skyview (5907) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 On tap at the Titletown brewpub, this beer pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick, off-white head that dissolves slowly. Aroma of thick molasses, dark chocolate and toffee. Taste is that of toasted dark malt, a little lactic acidy with some flowery hop flavor. Finish is slightly bitter and a touch of tartness. As Mel Brooks may be proud to see as it was written on the brewery menu chalkboard, "May the Schawrz be with you."

The flavor has appears to be slightly different each year.

2007: Toasted dark malt with some tart berry character

2008: Toasted dark malt with some dry hop and smoked character

2009: Toasted dark malt with some chocolate and a very smooth finish

3.2
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Dark Helmet
Date: 06/24/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

dark with ruby edges, short lived fine beige head, drops of lace, dark chocolate and roasted malt aroma with a touch of sweetness, creamy body, rich chocolate flavor, nice dark caramel sweetness, touch of roasted comes in to balance and assist with a light bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.2
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2010
On tap at Fox Cities Brewfest. Pour was dark with an aroma of chocolate roasted wheat and light coffee. Blend was nice with a light body and flavors of yeast, dry wheat, light chocolate, and a touch of roasted characters. Good brew.


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