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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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3.6
jtclockwork (16690) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of rye bread, chocolate, coffee and smoked black malt. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Solid offering.

3.6
Travlr (25236) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle courtesynof Ken, thank you sir! Black color, brown head. Aroma of roasted coffe and chocolate. Taste is similar. Hi carbonation interferes with the flavor somewhat. Still pretty tasty.

3.6
blipp (9373) - 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.

3.6
Skinnyviking (9588) - 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
_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
Bomber bought @ Ølbutikken. Pours dark brown with a huge frothy and fizzy brownish white head that slowly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and spicy with rye flour, black pepper, dry wood, baking soda, lemon zest, cocoa powder, caraway, baking yeast and very subtle hints of banana bread. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with dark rye bread, cocoa powder, biscuits, peppermints, black pepper, liquorice root, caraway, wood, burnt brazil nuts and hints of lemon zest. Mouthfeel is fizzy, very smooth, slightly dry and light to medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with rye bread, cocoa powder, dry wood, black pepper, plums, biscuits and hints of cookie dough.

3.6
jesperhammer (4788) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 Retasted with exact same score. This time not really overcarbonated and perhaps with a little more hops? 08-MAR-2013, bottle @Sonni, @Ulkløbben tasting. ************ 27-AUG-2012, bottle @Papsø. Clear, dar, dark brown with huge brown head. Yeast and bitter hops. Roast. Rye bread, like a rye schwartzbier... Huge carbonation (as usual with Westbrook).

3.6
Pinball (12166) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle at home. pitch dark, gigantic foamy light brown head that settles relatively quickly.roasted malty notes, woody citrussy note, could be infected, it was a little lively when opened.Quite complex aroma with notes of cocoa beans, coffe beans too. nice. Flavor is warming, cocoa, roasted malts, finest chocolate, very nice subtle chilies like bitterness, things play very well together, and it is not at all infected in any way.unusual and very flavorfull and tasty beer, lots of taste for the 5.9% abv. Quite not like Your usual schwarzbier, but very drinkable, very enjoyable

3.6
Scopey (14977) - 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.

3.6
chrisv10 (17668) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, hop, medium sweet, little liquorice and medium bitter.

3.6
Rasmus40 (21219) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 030713


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