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Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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979 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 979
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 41
Gots: 50 | FT: 2
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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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

BigJim5021, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

pavpav12, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of tigg924
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1 inch head, moderate-high carbonation, orange-brown brown, hazy

Smell: coffee and faint pale malt

Taste: coffee and nut at the beginning and the end, sweet toasted malt in the body

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet

Overall: My biggest fear when drinking coffee beers is that it will feel like I am drinking a coffee with alcohol instead of tasting some beer. I am very pleased to say that Dark Horse does it right. Here the coffee accentuates the beer and gives the dopplebock style a different flair. The dopplebock side is very solid. The coffee is far from overpowering and it really works well here. This shoots up to be one of my favorite beers from the brewery because of that. Kudos to Dark Horse to a job well done. I will be picking more of this up.

tigg924, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of NvMyBeer
3/5  rDev -19.6%

NvMyBeer, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

abraxel, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of KuehneBe
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

KuehneBe, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Goldfoot
5/5  rDev +34%

Goldfoot, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of discord257
4/5  rDev +7.2%

discord257, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of elgiacomo
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, unknown date. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours clear red/copper with a small light beige head that leaves a few spots of lacing and recedes to a light cap.

Aroma is coffee, dark fruit, caramel & toffee, a little molasses and bread. Very good strength.

Flavor is caramel, toffee, brown sugar, coffee, some dark fruit, fair sweetness but not cloying like some other doppelbocks can be. Minimal alcohol, very smooth.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat creamy, good carbonation.

Very good Doppelbock. This one is very well balanced, not too sweet, very drinkable, and the coffee adds a nice layer of complexity.

elgiacomo, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of phlegon
3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I enjoy a good cup of coffee and a good brew so I thought I'd give this a try. This brew poured smooth and had an excellent appearance. I really liked the smell but the taste was simply too much coffee for me. The coffee taste overpowered the dopplebock. It's very unique. This was like drinking cold coffee infused with beer. I don't know if this has any caffeine in it or not. If you're a coffee lover give it a try!

phlegon, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +34%

Shango42, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Marti403, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +34%

danp14, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

denimdemon, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of theminutemen
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

theminutemen, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Hibernator
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a dark tannish brown with a creamy head on top. Interesting trails of sticky lacings cling to the side glass.

Strong whiffs of coffee grinds and chocolate.

Chewy chocolate malt base, caramel sweetness with intense flavors of roasted coffee. Perhaps a touch of brown sugar. Heavy malt flavors with moderate carbonation.

Hibernator, Dec 10, 2011
5/5  rDev +34%

ROBSTARR, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of HosP
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drinking on tap at dark horse now during 4 elf release party. Poured into pint glass.

Dark, murky brown in color. Light head with a small amount of lace. Get mostly coffee in the nose. Gets a bit sweet caramel malt aroma at the end. Taste is like the nose. Coffee taste up front. Turns sweet very quickly. Very sweet malts take over. A little bitter at the end. But fairly nice. A little burnt taste too. Thinner drink in the mouth. Not bad drink.

HosP, Dec 10, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

IlPostino, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of PerHops
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I didn't have super high expectations prior to drinking this beer. It poured a murkey almost, but not quite opaque brown with very little head, or carbonation visible. Smell was minerally, biscuity, and just a trace of coffee. Taste was predominately coffee, with some cocoa in the background. Tasted like an iced mocha. Carbonation lightened it up a little bit. Overall, i wouldn't buy this again, but I did drink the whole thing, if that's sayin anything.

PerHops, Dec 07, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

GehenHerzog, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

spycow, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

theformula, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Viciousknishs
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- pours dark brow with half a finger of light tan head.

S- smells of coffee bean, nutty peanut butter and dry taffy like malt.

T- taste is coffee, nut dry dark fruit and a taffy dry finish with a lingering French press coffee.

MF- bready light mouthfeel with a light body and low carbonation.

D- very drinkable and unique.

Viciousknishs, Dec 04, 2011
Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock from Dark Horse Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 979 ratings.