Dark Helmet - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A: opaque black. Light tan small head with medium lacing.
S: fine. Old rasputinish. More pale coffee than anything with a distinct absence of chocolate and maybe vanilla influence.
T: good. Solid Imperial Schwarzbier with a dry taste and distinct coffee with some other pale flare, very true to the scent
M: nicely carbonated. Very similar to a founders breakfast stout with a head that quickly fades with a hint of stickiness.
O: tried at boone's in charleston sc. Best draft ive had under 5$ in South Carolina. Definitely recommend valuewise and brand new keg on 11/20/11.
Serving type: on-tap
11-20-2011 06:24:16 | More by YumYumGumGum
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3/5 rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Thanks to southern gentleman AtlCarl for continuing to feed the beast, a.k.a. my rye habit. 22 oz. bomber with a suitably geeky sci-fi reference on the label. I digs. Split with my wife, who's less appreciative of sci-fi geekdom. Well, nobody's perfect.
The pour is, dare I say it, schwarz. Dunkel, even. Carbonation is just as it's written up in the specs. Nose brings strong lowered booms of chocolate & roast, with a tertiary rudder of rye. Lager yeast, usually an invasive species of the nostrils, is covered up by the aggressive aromas.
Dark Helmet is just the kind of a beer a mad-haired scientist like Emmet Brown would be drinking. The chocolate & roast in the nose arrive in force, but in tow is the lager yeast mixed in with forest-fire smokiness. Maybe a touch of spice, but the rye element is sorely absent. Drying. The combination is...odd. Half a bomber is going to be plenty.
Been digging most of Westbrook's stuff, but the combination of flavors here just doesn't fit my foot right. Weird & average.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 03:23:34 | More by maximum12
Dark Helmet from Westbrook Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.