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Dark Helmet - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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86
very good

178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 30
Gots: 32 | 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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Photo of macrosmatic
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of patre_tim
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Photo of beer2day
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big fan of the Spaceballs movie, so had to give this one a try ...

Dark brown pour with a deep rich red tone. Spilled a drop on the white kitchen floor and the red really came through then. Mountainous, frothy head with excellent retention. Might be something up here, but did not take away from the enjoyment of the glass.

Nose is light chocolate, a bit of raisin or fig, and a healthy dose of rye. Well balanced.

Taste is very nice. Again light chocolate balanced against spices and fruit. A bit of roast malt comes in midway, but finishes with chocolate sweets. Rye seems to be more evident up front than in the finish.

Feel is a bit bubbly. Heavier carbonation than I would like.

Overall, well worth a try.

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Dark Helmet from Westbrook Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.