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Dark Helmet - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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87
very good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 28
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/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!

25 IBU

(Beer added by: YumYumGumGum on 11-20-2011)
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

12-27-2011 00:54:06 | More by whitekiboko
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Mattybz28

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

03-19-2012 19:15:47 | More by Mattybz28
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

01-19-2013 04:53:26 | More by DonFrap
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herrburgess

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

05-28-2013 13:02:08 | More by herrburgess
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -24.9%

22oz. bottle poured into a nonic. Thanks for another Bob!

(A)- Pours a near pitch black color. Just a mountainous frothy tan head formed with ridiculous retention. Plenty of lacing. Almost too much foam formed too quickly despite a rather gentle pour.

(S)- A lightly spicy (carraway?) spice and raisin and wood bark with subtle roasted grains.

(T)- Agian, a spicy combo of roasted grains, carraway seed, raisin, and a dry woody; almost peanut(infection?) finish.

(M)- A good carbonation level and a nice balance too despite a subtle peanut funk finish. Infection? Its subtle, but I have experienced this before and it reminds me of an infection and its just annoying enough to bother me.

(D)- Overall, a nice beer. Not positive if an infection is slowly showing its face or not but its so subtle it is not completely taking away full enjoyment from the beer just yet, but still annoying enough to bother me a bit.

05-06-2012 17:05:29 | More by sweemzander
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-04-2013 18:34:40 | More by jaswilson2
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.3%

02-15-2014 23:41:29 | More by beernads
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maximum12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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.

02-01-2014 03:23:34 | More by maximum12
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.3%

02-03-2014 20:32:10 | More by fredmugs
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malfunxion

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-17-2014 14:27:41 | More by malfunxion
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Soto

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

02-22-2014 01:08:18 | More by Soto
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magnusdave

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

12-04-2013 23:05:01 | More by magnusdave
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crwrunner

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-03-2013 02:05:50 | More by crwrunner
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vancean2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-18-2014 16:47:27 | More by vancean2
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OddTodd

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-20-2014 19:33:19 | More by OddTodd
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-07-2014 20:43:58 | More by JohnK17
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-28-2012 02:17:00 | More by ygtbsm94
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songoose

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-14-2013 01:51:51 | More by songoose
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-23-2012 08:02:47 | More by CarolinaKev
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irish01980

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-14-2013 11:47:21 | More by irish01980
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dvmky

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-10-2013 21:04:19 | More by dvmky
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GCBrewery

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-10-2014 01:34:05 | More by GCBrewery
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-27-2011 20:43:13 | More by icehawk
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hoerr

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-15-2014 11:57:24 | More by hoerr
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kharma1425

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-15-2013 11:16:33 | More by kharma1425
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Dark Helmet from Westbrook Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.