RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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Scopey (16264) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
Bottle shared at CP&K. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is earth, roasted malt, spice and umami notes. The taste is toast, light roast, earth, coffee, spice, light treacle and nice level of bitterness with a dry finish. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. A pretty tasty Schwarz.

Borup (15943) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
From rap at Fermentoren. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, coffee and bitterness.

gunnfryd (15490) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is roasted malt, rye, coffee, salt, licorice, chocolate. Medium body. OK beer.

Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, roasty chocolate nose, light smoke, taste is dry, smoky sausage, sweet chocolate, bitter.

Theis (15150) - 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.

HenrikSoegaard (14704) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Strong chocolate notes. Heavy bitter wonderfull chocolate flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bomber from Charleston Beer Exchange. HUGE burst of carbonation as the bottle was opened but it didn’t gush. Pours a very dark brown, nearly black, with a large frothy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, floral notes, faint toastiness and rye. The taste is chocolate and roasted malts, rye, nutty notes and a mildly hoppy finish. Thin-medium bodied, very dry and VERY highly carbonated. I think this would be much better without so much carbonation.

Dogbrick (14309) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Sample at the Beers from the Bikes Villes tasting on 11/08/2013. The beer is a solid black color with a medium beige head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lacing. Malt, citrus and hops in the nose. Light to medium body with a roasty character of malt and chocolate, along with some citrusy hops and licorice in the background. The finish is sweet with a roast malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Okay schwarzbier. IT is prettythick and black for the style, not really an easy-drinker.

BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel, chocolate and toast malt with dates and earthy esters. Flavor is malt dominant with licorice, dates, chocolate and toast malt and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

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