Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev +4.6%
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
04-09-2014 04:02:19 | More by angelmonster
4.05/5 rDev +8.6%
Bottle purchased at Oliver's in Albany, NY.
Pour a tawny brown, almost clear. Forms a one inch head, not much lacing.
Smells like dark roasted coffee, with some chocolate and dark fruits.
This one tastes interesting. Lots of coffee up front, that gets a little tangy as the beer warms up. The coffee takes away some of the typical dopplebock character from the beer, but the bready malt and dark fruits keep some vestige of the style. The various flavors mix together pretty well.
Medium bodied, slightly thin at times. The carbonation is good, but sometimes a little distracting from the more rich flavors of the beer.
A good, interesting effort- with some clean up- fill out the body and cut down the carbonation, and make the dopplebock aspects stronger, this could be an amazing beer.
03-26-2014 02:41:48 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.83/5 rDev +2.7%
Overflowing plume of khaki head pours into the glass, with a murky body of medium brown.
Coffee dominates the aroma. Sweet, nutty malt pales in comparison.
Sweet, nutty malt dominates the flavor, with chocolate adding complexity. There's an underlying roast coffee character that doesn't overwhelm. A metallic note surfaces in the aftertaste.
Body is a touch light, with somewhat light carbonation.
Dopplebock character surfaces far more in flavor than aroma, which pleases me. Took 5 minutes to pour the damn beer, but it was worth it. I'm not a huge coffee fan, but the sweet, nutty malt and chocolate won me over.
03-22-2014 20:40:56 | More by barczar
Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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