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Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock - Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee DopplebockDark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock

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BA SCORE
84
good

909 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 909
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%


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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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This doppelbock sets up with a dark brown to almost black coloring with a thick, THICK, brown head.

The scent is a tad too weak with coffee and an earthy tone. The tell tale stout aromas seem to be a bit lost but the earth tones are strong.

The flavor as a very natural, earthy and organic taste. I get some habenero pepper kick, capsaicin flavor and then a coffee bean. The organic bean flavor is more prominent than a roasted character. This tends to hold less stout flavors but really highlights the more natural aspects of coffee beans.

The feel is nicely slick, almost viscous or creamy, with a dry feel too. This holds a lot of schizophrenia like qualities which makes it a truly interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 00:20:37 | More by KYGunner
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Super-cloudy, chunky, muddy brown with no real color seeping through light. Head looks scummy. Looks downright awful.

Sweet oxidized malts, spent coffee grounds, malty raisin, gooey toffee, Fig Newtons, Cherry Kijafa, red grape, no hop.

Cinnamon-flavored coffee, earthy grain, roastiness, overripe cherry, bruised fruit, cherry cordial creme, hazelnut, sweet wafers, vinous fruits, evergreen hop lite, and powdery yeastcake nuttiness.

Bitterly drying. The coffee helps chalk up the feel further. Astringent in the mouth due to the cottony texture. Carbonation is a low-level contributor.

The flavor of coffee works for the style, but the overall effort backfired. Either that, or this bottle isn't that fresh. How would I know without any bottle date info?

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 13:14:45 | More by thecheapies
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with reddish hue and a small head. Aroma is coffe and pepper spice. Interesting combo. Lots of coffee up front with light fruit flavor and spice on the finish. Lingering coffee flavor. Prickly carbonation, but heavier body than expected (medium mouthfeel). Nice changeup, though the spice is a bit strange with the coffee. Overall a decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 01:21:47 | More by BMMillsy
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

Real nice looker off the pour. Deep reddish brown, and opaque, with large amounts of thin carbonation. Head forms majestically, large with perfect even bubbles throughout it's four and three finger tall construction. Lots of soapy retention, but eventually settles, great looking beer.

Good ripping coffee bean on the nose. Mellow hop angle perhaps a little earth but highly malt forward with caramel as to be expected. Coffee angle on this is quite fresh and pipping real nice example.

Palate brings light coffee richness on first sip. Finish is a little bit metallic. Playful carbonation with a little bit of grapefruit hop citrus quenching qualities. Juicy strangely, with a muted malt caramel and a good coffee angle that turns to milk chocolate.

Overall a real fun example of coffee in a doppelbock, probably the best one I've had to date.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 21:08:41 | More by smakawhat
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/5/2013. Pours lightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a ton of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of dark roasted coffee, caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, brown bread, light raisin, light apple, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of coffee, malt, and yeast notes; with decent strength. Taste of dark roasted coffee, caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, apple, raisin, brown bread, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of coffee, chocolate, roast, toast, toffee, apple, raisin, brown bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt, coffee, and yeast notes; with a fair amount of robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is good; could use more body though. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good doppelbock style. Good balance and complexity of coffee, malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. Not as malty robust as I was hoping for, but still a nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 04:56:52 | More by superspak
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Fcolle2

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours far brown with a 2 finger light tan head and lots of carbonation.

Nose has huge caramel malt sweet smell to it that is well balanced out with a good amount of roasted coffe notes that work very well together. Clean yeast lets the ingredients really come through.

Taste has a good amount of sweet caramel malt malt that blends very nicely with the roasted notes from the coffee. Some very sligh herbal hops come in at the end along with a little bit of residue sweetness.

Mouthfeel is interesting. Very high carbonation and a medium body leaves this very drinkable yet not too thin. Perfect for fall.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 01:10:34 | More by Fcolle2
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an opaque but cloudy deep amber in color with minimal amounts of gentle visible carbonation, some dark yeast particles in suspension near the bottom of the glass, and moderate amounts of cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of slightly burnt coffee (like the coffee that has been left on the burner way too long - usually at someplace like a gas station) over roasted malts and some hints of peppery yeast.

T: Upfront there is a solid malt body with some hints of caramel sweetness that is quickly overtaken by the moderate to strong flavors of slightly burnt coffee. Light hints of peppery yeast towards the finish with a hint of earthy hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which linger for quite a while but fade away.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: I had high hopes for this beer but having tried it twice now, I guess it is just not the beer for me. I really get the taste of coffee that has been left on the burner for way too long (and not great coffee at that). The mouthfeel is really light for the doppelbock style and other comparable beers - almost like iced coffee was poured into the beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 21:49:11 | More by dbrauneis
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SouthSideSox24

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle slowly into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown with notes of amber around the edges, with 1/2 inch of light tan head that dissipates quickly, leaving very little lacing.

S: Strong coffee smell, not very much else, but still very pleasant.

T: First flavor is strong coffee and creamy malt, but surprisingly not that bitter. Very little hop presence.

M: Initial feeling is light body, but there are traces of heaviness as the beer travels. Moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Overall, this beer is very drinkable, especially at its price point.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 00:23:06 | More by SouthSideSox24
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a muddy brown with a thin tan rim of head around the glass. Mild carbonation. Lots of sediment. To agree with some of the other reviewers, this isn't a terribly attractive beer

Aroma: Definitely roasted coffee. Some smoky notes. Some chocolate in there. Kinda smells artificial but its not a bad aroma. Syrupy

Taste: Follows the nose including the syrupy artificial flavor. The coffee is a nice touch but it's kind of all there is. Big roasty coffee steals the show. Some chocolate notes in the aftertaste. Not unpleasant but not my favorite

Mouthfeel: Smooth and pretty full-bodied

Overall: Worth trying but isn't a go-to for me. Again, the coffee is a nice touch but it could have been done better I feel

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 22:48:12 | More by MistahBeah
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TomTown

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Deschutes Tulip.

Pours a deep brown that's nice and clear.

Smells pretty faintly of coffee and some caramelly malt sweetness.

Flavor is of old and over-roasted coffee. I'm wondering if I just got a hold of an old bottle but there's no date to be found on the bottle. Slight dark fruit character but also an odd vegetal character ever few sips. Not a fan.

Mouthfeel is pretty light and doesn't linger as long as I'd expect from a doppelbock.

Overall, would like to try at the brewery to see if it's better fresh. I'm hoping this is simply the byproduct of a poorly stored bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 00:46:22 | More by TomTown
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Dark Horse's only publicly distributed lager... Interesting. With a name like Perkulator, how could I not pick this up? It pours a muddled, swampy looking brown and tan color. It is 100% opaque and has very small bits of sediment that suspend in the beer. The head is thin and light-tan in color; overall, a pretty ugly looking beer.

Incredibly roasty coffee beans plague the aroma. The beans smell strong, burnt, and pungent; very deep and obviously coffee-heavy. Unforauntely, there's not much else to be appreciated in the aroma, save for a very, very light caramel sweetness that is only noticed when the beer starts approaching room temp. This smells more like an actual bag of old, burnt coffee beans than a beer.

The taste isn't quite as heavily roasted as the aroma, though coffee beans are certainly at the forefront. The mild burnt coffee beans up front transfer slowly to a somewhat sweet and scarcely malty profile. Light caramel and toffee are noticed, though this beer still doesn't taste malty or sweet enough to be a true doppelbock.

The heavy roast induces a deep bitterness at first, but never gets too overpowering. What's throwing me off is a strange astringency and a weird tartness that comes about halfway through each sip. Slightly green apple-like in character, I'm thinking it's acetaldehyde. Not enough to make the beer awful, but enough to dock the taste a bit.

Thin bodied for a doppelbock, though I'm starting to realize that this beer really isn't all that "doppelbock-y" in really any facet, other than the fact that it uses lager yeast, which also goes unnoticed. Dry, slightly metallic, strange aftertaste that wears on the palate with time.

Very interesting beer all around, and really quite far from what I was expecting. I wanted a malty, sweet doppelbock with a nice, light coffee addition. It tastes more like straight up burnt coffee beans with almost no mention of doppelbock in the flavor or the aroma. It's not bad, but it's not something I would regularly reach for. Dark Horse should stick to ales.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 11:44:12 | More by tectactoe
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JayQue

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good one!!! Poured a hazy brown into my pint glass. Lots of light coming through. Medium size tan head that fades fairly fast. Minimum lacing.

Good sweet malt and coffee aroma..strong, pleasant and very inviting.

Taste features the coffee.. strong coffee and cream presence. The malt profile is sweet and there must be a touch of bitterness somewhere that keeps the beer from being too sweet. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is rich, smooth and creamy. Despite the 7.50 abv (totally unnoticeable), the tendency here is to take big swigs. Goes down very nicely.

Overall a well crafted lager. Smooth and rich.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 00:57:53 | More by JayQue
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teromous

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The body is slightly murky. It is brown with desaturated hues of red. It looks a bit like red wine poured into sweet tea. The head starts out as a thin layer of white and quickly fades to a ring around the edge. Lacing is runny.

S: I wouldn't say that it smells like brewed coffee, but more like walking into a coffee house where they had just ground up some fresh beans. There is a difference in the scents to a person who is familiar with the two, but both are appealing nonetheless. Aside from the ground coffee bean scent, I don't pick up much more.

T: There is a nice mellow coffee flavor. Some very light earthy bitterness, but I emphasize light. I would have liked more flavor from what is found in a standard dopplebock. The aftertaste is exactly like the aftertaste of coffee.

M: The mouthfeel is wonderful. The beer has a pleasant medium presence that is still very light and uplifting.

O: I do recommend this beer, mostly to coffee drinkers. I think the appearance is very "dopplebock-ish" but the flavor is mostly just coffee. If a person is looking for a good dopplebock to drink, I would recommend they look elsewhere. This is a very good coffee flavored beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 20:39:48 | More by teromous
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vfalstad

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark rusty brown color, very little head that fades fast and little lacing

Smell: strong coffee predominantly, sweet and malty, it almost smells like a caramel macchiato with a wif of alcohol

Taste: coffee, as suggested is the predominant flavor. I also pick up the malt, sweetness, and a stronger alcoholic presence as typical of the style. There's very little bitterness as you would get with old coffee that's sat around or old iced coffee.

Mouthfeel: smooth with little carbonation

Overall: the coffee leads this beer and the dopplebock takes a back set, not that this is bad.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 02:39:50 | More by vfalstad
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(copied from blog - written January 5, 2013)

Appearance – Pours into the glass an opaque reddish brown with a staggering thin white head.
Smell – Smells of vanilla and coffee and a slight caramel or brown sugar sweetness.
Taste – Definitely able to slightly taste the high alcohol content but that taste could also be attributed to the coffee beans.

The thing I love about this beer is that it reminds me of drinking an iced Irish coffee. It is a coffee dopplebock as stated on the label so obviously coffee is the driving force behind the flavor but as I said before you can slightly taste alcohol, then you add some vanilla cream and sugar and there you have it.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 00:51:56 | More by RummyRedbeard
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Slightly hazy, reddish brown with a light brown head. Very little lace and retention.

S: Obviously plenty of coffee in the nose. Some roasted malt and smoke and wood but mostly all coffee.

T: As in the nose, this is all coffee. Has the sweet, roasted malt presence of a doppelbock but most nuances of the style are masked by coffee. A slightly burnt coffee flavor but it isn't unpleasant. A bit more of the style comes out as it warms.

M: Super smooth, good coffee flavor, and the true essence of the style comes out when it warms. So let it warm up.

O: Pretty solid as a coffee beer but somewhat lacking as a double bock. But what would you expect with the addition of coffee? Still, an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 22:59:02 | More by Gatch
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am not sure it's "beer" the label says 'malt beverage' so I assume there is some technical difference. (soory I'm not that smart.

Nice light fizzy texture, crisp, good coffeee taste and aroma.. missing actual beer tastes though, but it's quite a nice drinking beverage.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 17:32:48 | More by Mini4x
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drinking this one on a nice stormy evening, after stuffing my face with some chicken tacos. Listening to some hardcore punk ... Drip of Lies.

Glass: Port City "Craft Pub" pint glass.

Appearance: Dark reddish brown. It looks like rust. Extremely hazy, with light still able to penetrate when hold up to a light source. A fairly aggressive pour produced little head, about a half a finger which quickly dissipated. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Coffee, a bit of chocolate, underlying sweetness like that found in Belgian quads. I get that impression mostly from the yeast, perhaps, although there may be some dark fruit and caramelized aroma to be found deep within. The coffee smell seems a bit artificial almost, like those found in many coffee flavored beers.

Taste: Coffee comes through first, and certainly sticks around on the tongue long after swallowing. Some sweetness is there, as well as a bit of a bit of breadiness perhaps. Really though, the coffee is most prevalent, and even as a coffee drinker I find it to be a bit much. Would prefer more of those classic dopplebock flavors.

Mouthfeel: It leaves a definite resin like stickiness on my tongue. Lips feel sticky as well. Medium carbonation and medium body. Slightly dry finish.

Overall: Eh, it's good if I am in the mood for an iced coffee made with somewhat stale tasting coffee. The sweetness and malts are great, but they take a definite backseat to the coffee.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 00:41:23 | More by ChrisKayler
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Ruddy rusty copper. Head is almost non-existent. Small creamy collar is white with some larger bubbles interspersed. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Loaded with coffee. Roasted beans. Vaguely nutty with a fresh roasted aroma. Some citrus. Bready, sweet malts. Caramel malts as well. Toasted with some grass notes underneath. Smells creamy...Some old stale coffee as it warms. Something vaguely spicy.

Taste: Light toasted malt with some backing caramel malt sweetness. Bready and slightly roasted. Backing nuttiness. Dustings of citrus. Some grass. Underlying vague spiciness. A bit woody. Coffee beans and slightly old coffee. Finish is husky and grassy. Warms to a bit of chocolate on the back. Slight warming alcohol. Building caramel candy sweetness that never gets overbearing.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with a moderate carbonation. A touch creamy with some backing dry elements.

Overall: Not badass enough for the "k".

Follows the trajectory of most Dark Hose beer I've encountered. It's solid, but not great. Drinkable with enough flavor to remain interesting. A good use of coffee coupled with a rich sweet malt base. A little unbalanced in the end and that hurts in this case, but it's par for Dark Horse.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 20:20:07 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven't had a doppel in a while. Nice bottle art, great idea.

Served in a Port City snifter.

A: Poured a caramel brown color, with a slightly reddish hue, and a soft white ring around the brew. Very murky.

S: I only got a hint of coffee here. I got more caramel than anything. After a few whiffs, I got a few grounds on the snoot.

T: I actually got a fair amount of coffee now. I found it neat to drink a brew without out roast along with the coffee for a change. It was like a melted caramel kiss with added coffee.

M: Mild prickle from the carbonation, and I wouldn't actually call the coffee bitter at all... just present. Minimal lacing.

O: I liked this one better than most. Cool beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 23:39:56 | More by Chaney
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jmendels

Michigan

2.89/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

There is a reason certain beers are brewed under the Reinheitsgebot. The doppelbock is by far my favorite beer style, so I was naturally skeptical that a brewery would seek to alter such a strong and already flavorful style. My skepticism was well founded. I picked up a four pack of this brew, in hopes that it would be a nice marriage of dark beer styles. Sadly, it was not. The coffee grounds did not mesh well with the strong flavors of the doppelbock style. The nose smells of rich malt but then diminishes with the coffee smells. The taste also exhibits a conflicted character with the strong maltiness and caramel notes competing with the coffee notes. This one is a unique experience, but not one I'd seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 01:40:39 | More by jmendels
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darker brown with a small head at pour which disappates to around the rim of the glass. Unfiltered look - very - almost too much. No real lacing present. Aroma is sweet malts - brown sugar - with a strong backbone of coffee. Taste is great - coffee is a bit more forward - deeper roast along with a good dose of malt flavoring. Heavier. Great combintation.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 22:38:27 | More by Oakenator
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cradke

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Foggy brown. First thought is that it's much lighter brown than most dopplebocks. A thin head when poured with some streaming carbonation for a while. Not very homogenous.

Smell: A nice sweet coffee/chocolate latte note especially as the beer warms. Very sweet grain notes. Very little ABV in the nose.

Taste: Sweet and coffee. Very little ABV presence. This beer has very little in common with a dopplebock, Much more like a coffee porter, but still a very enjoyable beer. Aftertaste is pure sweet coffee beans not artificial coffee like FMB.

Mouthfeel: Thin, very thin for the style. Probably the biggest turn off of the beer, just add some meat to the very enjoyable flavor profile.

Overall: Solid beer. A nice spin on the dopplebock but it doesn't taste anything like a dopplebock in all honesty. Very nice solid beer for the price, but the lack of thickness is a huge turnoff.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 03:35:13 | More by cradke
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idResponse

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Coffee dopplebock? What?!? This is certainly a strange pairing, but somehow these people have made it work well. It's malty, but not robust. It's got the coffee kick of bittersweetness and it actually compliments the dopple style brew. It smells malty and a little of coffee. It tastes really good! The bottle I have does not look like this picture but has a big goat headed man on it and looks like it came from a metal video. I think this packaging better reflects what this beer is truly about as it is a pretty unholy union of flavor to create something compelling and interesting and new. This is a high alcohol brew with an easy drinkability. You should try it out, it's not for everyone but it sure is interesting!

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 03:18:16 | More by idResponse
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Muddy brown color. Very hazy. Particles in suspension. Head is very short-lived. Sparse spotty lacing. Not very appealing to behold.

S: Earthy coffee. Hazelnut, caramel, toffee, and bread. Very subtle figgy fruit scent. Slight spicy alcohol.

T: Coffee grounds, hazelnut, sugary sweet, caramel, bread. Controlled hints of bruised apple and fig. Hit of spicy alcohol toward the finish. Nothing but coffee on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Watery and thin in the mouth. Mild carbonation does nothing to save it.

O: All coffee, no doppelbock. This was a disappointment. A very dirty and haphazard beer, and it completely lacks depth.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 00:34:23 | More by ryan1788a5
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