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Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

946 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 946
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 37
Gots: 47 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 10-18-2007)
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle served in a lager glass.
Pours clear copper-brown with a massive, foamy bone head. It took several pours and some patience to get the whole bottle into the glass.

Unappealing odor, characterized by wet earth, used coffee grinds and wet grains. Followed by a decent flavor with some swet and roasted malts and a good bit of coffee.

Feel: smooth medium body with a bubbly feel.

O: likely a contaminated bottle; 1st such ever from Dark Horse. Will re-review with another bottle from a different source.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 20:29:12 | More by chinchill
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-04-2014 19:51:18 | More by JakeEsterly
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-04-2014 19:36:50 | More by LoveStout
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Beershack

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

05-04-2014 12:37:20 | More by Beershack
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Stu_Grimson

Michigan

3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a brownish amber color with a finger head that disappears to leave little lacing around the side

S- smells of roasted malts with hints of peppers, a little like charred habeneros

T- light taste that starts with lighter malty taste with a coffe taste to follow

M- light and easy drinking

O- not my favorite, wasn't really sure what to expect and was left a little disappointed. The coffee was not as present as I would have liked

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 03:46:02 | More by Stu_Grimson
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-29-2014 18:01:47 | More by ramrod666
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

04-29-2014 11:55:44 | More by NonicPanic
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Puppetz

Indiana

3/5  rDev -19.6%

04-28-2014 12:39:32 | More by Puppetz
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pstam87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

04-28-2014 01:43:51 | More by pstam87
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markgugs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.6%

04-27-2014 04:49:05 | More by markgugs
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-27-2014 02:59:49 | More by acurtis
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-25-2014 14:52:42 | More by crosenkrantz
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-23-2014 15:03:52 | More by BMart
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sudsy2drunk

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-17-2014 15:55:11 | More by sudsy2drunk
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-16-2014 20:30:13 | More by lucasj82
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -33%

04-13-2014 19:11:21 | More by CraigTravor
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angelmonster

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky, mahogany color in body. Head is an inch and a beige/cream color. Lacing and head retention are wonderful.

Smell is of roasted/burnt dark malts and coffee. Smoky wood or roasted chiles is also oddly detected. Sweet caramel candy/butterscotch balance the bitter coffee. Alcohol is hidden nicely.

Initially tastes more like a standard bock rather than doppelbock. Lighter in sweetness and alcohol strength. Strong, sweet fruit/prune flavors are replaced by lighter malts and a serious bitter coffee kick. Smoky/burnt mesquite wood or fire roasted chiles leave a strange aftertaste. At 7% alcohol, it is incredibly smooth.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with lots of carbonation. Head added some texture to the beer.

Overall, I think this was a refreshing take on an old style of beer. Wouldn't say this was the best doppelbock out there but I am slightly biased towards coffee beers. Drinks easily for 7% abv, not available locally but hoping to revisit this one in the future

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 04:02:19 | More by angelmonster
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jaycar06

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-08-2014 21:53:57 | More by jaycar06
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-07-2014 05:38:18 | More by InfragilisBrew
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-05-2014 12:54:35 | More by Knoxrb12
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Filabee

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-05-2014 03:48:58 | More by Filabee
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-04-2014 00:49:07 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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dsauter

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-03-2014 22:40:06 | More by dsauter
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-02-2014 18:30:04 | More by IAmHollywood13
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-01-2014 00:33:36 | More by BodiesLexus
Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock from Dark Horse Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 946 ratings.