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Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee DopplebockDark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock

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1,013 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,013
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 41
Gots: 55 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: oberon on 10-18-2007

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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
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!

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

I am very surprised by this one. It is obviously coffee grounds in your face holes. It's a great twist on a Dopplebock and a solid one at that. I could drink a couple of these in one sitting. It really feels like the perfect marriage of the two main flavors. I like it.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky chestnut colored body with carbonation and yeast dancing to the creamy, tan head, which is not abundant but very persistent as it hangs around for quite some time.

The aroma is certainly unique offering quite a combination of medium roasted coffee and sweet caramel malt.

The flavor is a nice blend of sweet nuttiness and roasted coffee. That is really all and very straightforward, and also very well done.

This is actually on the lighter side of a medium body, which I did not expect and is also pleasantly refreshing with medium carbonation.

I cannot say I have had a beer quite like this before, but was pleasantly surprised. Dark Horse did a nice job seemingly combining the roasted oats and coffee of a more robust stout with the nuttiness of a brown ale. I’m not sure it is really a doppelbock, but I think the accomplished their mission.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a cloud brown hue. A soil deposit at the bottom of the beer bottle has undoubtedly left many tiny floaties swimming around. The head is a thin slash of tan cream. Lots of lacing.

S-The aroma is stunningly similar to real coffee. It truly smells like a cold cup of java. Almost as if you took a used coffee filter still holding the grounds and took a huge huff. Just coffee everywhere. Its awesome.

T-The flavor is definitely more beer than coffee. There is yeast and malt so I am finally pretty certain Dark Horse didn't just bottle carbonated coffee. Its still coffee all over the place though.

M-Feels lighter than I was anticipating. Soft carbonation. Creamy. Drinkable. Roasty bitterness.

O/D-This beer is flat out awesome. One of the best imitations of coffee I have found in a beer. Take away the bubbles and it could be confused for coffee. Underrated beer for sure.

Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock from Dark Horse Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.