Dark Helmet | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Dark HelmetDark Helmet

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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

Added by YumYumGumGum on 11-20-2011

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3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by RussianDragon.

Near black body, appearing mahogany at the edges. Small tan collar that leaves a touch of lacing in its wake. Aromas of chocolate, char, smoke - though not on the level of a rauchbier. Dark toast, a hint of dark fruit. Lager yeast and rye bread come in mid to late palate. Solid.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

This is an interesting style and a nice break from the normal porters and stouts I drink this time of the year.
Pours nearly black but don't let that deceive you...it's much lighter in mouthfeel than it looks. The smell is inviting...the chocolate malt really shines in the nose topped off with a bit of smoke
The chocolate malt is dominant in the taste and lingers for a while before the rye and hops set in for the dry finish

Very nice brew that I hope to revisit again soon

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Rich chocolate, mostly opaque. Tick koch head on the pour. Some nice lacing.
smell: Some smoke, and dark roast. Mostly dry.
taste: Up front much like the nose, then a hint of spice and bitter. Mostly dry.
overall: Very interesting and pleasant brew.

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3.89/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at CBX downtown Charleston, SC.
A: poured into snifter, fine +1 finger chocolate milk colored foam head, nice bubbles in the head, dark reddish brown body, some carbonation
S: malts!, roasted malt, some smoked malt, coca-cola, cocoa nibs, slight rye in the background although very faint
M: medium light body, carbonation, slight stickiness on the tongue
T: roasted malt, smoked malt, some char, oak, bitter chocolate, white pepper, slight sweetness, some bitterness on the tongue during the finish
O: Good easy drinking brew, one I would suggest for people that need a gateway to dark beer drinking, very smooth and silky.

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Dark Helmet from Westbrook Brewing Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 272 ratings.
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