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Dark Helmet - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 28
Gots: 18 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

fredmugs, Feb 03, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

Thanks to dogdoc for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a pilsener glass.

A: Very dark brown, nearly opaque, with a nice, finger and a half thick tan head.

S: Dark and roasty, burnt coffee, and maybe a bit of chocolate covered raisins. All with the lager yeast underlying.

T: Any fruit on the nose seems absent in the palate. Roasty, coffee and chocolate are on the tongue, and some drying tobacco flavors with a bit of hop bitterness near the end. The hang is almost bittersweet.

M: Good carbonation sensation. The body seems a little thin; but I think I'm almost expecting the body of a stout with the way it looks and some of the flavor profile. Moderate alcohol presence for this low ABV.

O: Well, not being much of a lager fan - this could be my favorite lager ever! Quite enjoyable. I wish some German restaurants around me would have this one on tap.

macrosmatic, Feb 03, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +9.4%

A - Pours near black with a nice caramel finger head. Excellent retention - still a nice thick head after 5 minutes. Very good lacing.

S - Bold chocolaty sweetness, roasty smoke, lager-like yeast aromas.

T - Smokey rye, dark sweet chocolate roast, earthy bitterness.

M - Super smooth, hardly carbed (in a good way).

O - So smooth, exactly what I hoped for when buying this brew. Well done.

MacQ32, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.4/5  rDev +14.3%

A: Deep dark brown, not quite opaque as you can see through it slightly. Held to the light you can see a yellow orange tinge. Thick brown cappuccino like head.

S: Dark chocolate, toasted malt, espresso coffee, creamy like crème fresh. An almost wine like quality as well

T: Dark toasted malt, espresso notes, and an almost wine or grape like quality. A slight bitter aftertaste lingers. Very true to its form.

M: Medium to thick body, heavy carbonation.

O: Very true to form Schwarzbier. Glad to have got my hands on this at Whole Foods in Columbia, SC while traveling through. Would like to try more by Westbrook.

patre_tim, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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paulish, Apr 22, 2014
Dark Helmet from Westbrook Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.