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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
Meilby (11639) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ home
Pours clear dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, rye and toasted bread. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a roasted and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle… Pours black with a huge, frothy, cappuccino head that never fully dissipates. The aroma is straight-up café con leche accompanied by a big hunk of fudge. Very, very nice. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. The flavor is of unsweetened dark chocolate, espresso and a touch of carbonic charcoal. Finishes crisp, burnt, moderately bitter, and then presents a lingering, spicy dryness. Borderline world class beer. Terrific for a Schwarzbier. Bottle generously provided by ElliesBrown. Zack’s good people!

3.5
faroeviking (11086) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 13, 2012
Botella. Black colour with a red hue, brown head.Aroma of dark fruits and roasty malt. Roasty malty and dark fruity pleasant flavour with some chocolate. Pleasant bitterness.

3.3
allmyvinyl (10926) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of malt extract, rye spice. Taste is clean and malty sweet. Bit thin on the finish.

3
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Date: March 14, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Greenville Beer Exchange
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, sudsy lace
Aroma: big roasted aroma, light sweetness
Body: highly carbonated body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, slight burnt character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.5
jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2016
2016-02-26. Black body nice foamy tan head. 3++ Aroma is dry, dusty malt has a bit of cocoa like chocolate. Flavour is moderately bitter, dusty dry malt muted cocoa. Average bodied palate, soft effervescent carbonation. 3+ Okay, a bit milder than expected overall. 7/4/7/3/14-15 Bottle shared by Blankboy.

3.8
phaleslu (10547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Draft at Charleston Beer Works. Pours an opaque coffee brown with a big frothy tan head. Aroma is massive chocolate and nuts and not much else. Maybe some earth and toast. Flavor hits the same notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation that fluffs in the mouth a little. Toasty. Rich. Tasty.

3.9
olio (10463) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
65 cl bottle. Bottled on 22.10.2013.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a small head. Very malty on the nose, roasty, some wooden notes, dark chocolate and some faint smoky notes. Malty and roasty flavor also, dark chocolate, dried fruits, some faint hops. Very pleasant and balanced, yet another success from Westbrook. The half year age doesn’t really feel on this one. Nice.
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3.6
Skinnyviking (9670) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. Very high and long lasting creamy light brown head. Pitch black body. Spicy coffee barley malt aroma. Strangely the first impression is of citrus. Second impression is choccolat, roasted malt and hops. Apart from that the beer is having a lot of carbonation and a long and very pleasant hops finish.

3.6
blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Rye malty aroma, with lightly roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. The flavor has rye and lightly roasted malts, and a light chocolate sweetness. Nice.


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