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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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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tillmac62 (767) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours almost black with a thick head and long lasting lacing. Nose is of chocolate against a slightly sweet background with a hint of smoke. I could not detect any rye or hops in the nose. Light medium bodied and a smooth mouthfeel. Balanced carbonation typical of a lager. The taste is a fine balance of chocolate against a slightly sweet background with a tick of rye and smoke. An undertone of coffee is also present. Smooth finish of chocolate with a light rye spiciness and smoke that lingers. The lingering finish is where the coffee flavor is most evident. Very impressive.

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Sissio (1783) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 29, 2014
Clear dark brown, brown minimal head Roasted malts, caramel, toffee, licorice, burned wood Very drinkable, hops finish, astringency due to roasted malts, some chocolate, some ashes, cocoa bean, a hint of licorice

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greenclansman (834) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUL 14, 2014
Dark/thin black color. Nice roasted malt aromas, with some chocolate. Nice session-able body. Light roasted taste. Some chocolate and coffee with an easy aftertaste. Very nice beer.

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kajser27 (2086) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 11, 2015
Dark black, almost pitch, strong creamy tan head with very nice lacing. Aroma of malts, chocolate and roasted mostly with some rye. Taste low sweet caramel, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, some toasted nuttiness and bread, burnt bitterness in the finish. Dry roasted aftertaste. Medium to full bodied and creamy. More bitter and burnt than most Schwarzs, maybe a bit too much for the style.

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ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a deep brown color with a large tan head. The aroma is big on malt with roasted malt and some spice tossed in for good measure. The flavor is spiced cocoa with hops mixed in. Overall a really interesting beer that I would drink again.


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