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Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

951 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 951
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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jeffwright

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-15-2014 02:56:14 | More by jeffwright
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Cris4545

Indiana

5/5  rDev +34%

02-15-2014 00:04:26 | More by Cris4545
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outsider

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-13-2014 21:47:56 | More by outsider
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-13-2014 14:22:10 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-13-2014 01:11:25 | More by cistercian12
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-12-2014 01:53:53 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-12-2014 01:53:15 | More by kjkinsey
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freewill35

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-12-2014 00:03:15 | More by freewill35
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-11-2014 17:51:39 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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Fabiand

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-04-2014 00:09:30 | More by Fabiand
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Misfit2209

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-03-2014 04:04:20 | More by Misfit2209
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midlifec

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-01-2014 23:30:30 | More by midlifec
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ltltony

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-28-2014 15:53:59 | More by ltltony
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into tulip. no bottled on information.

A: pours a chestnut hue. dark and muddy. very muddy. slightly off-white head has great retention and lacing. boatloads of lacing.

S: certainly smells of rich dark roast coffee. a lot of coffee, which I find very inviting. maybe some dark chocolate in there too. hard to tell past the coffee which is clearly the dominate aroma.

T: chocolate, roast, and certainly coffee all come into play here. the coffee is much more subdued while the doppelbock flavors come into play. hop flavor is non-existent to me. lingering bittersweet chocolate turns malty cloy into the finish.

M: pretty creamy for a doppel. not that I am hating it, just a little different and it actually works very well here. medium/full body.

D: a good coffee beer without a doubt. interesting use of a doppelbock as the backdrop, but I certainly dig it. the doppel is not overbearing and let's the coffee do most of the shining. give it a go if you dig the coffee brews.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 03:46:08 | More by Jimmys
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-25-2014 02:24:55 | More by hinemk76
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle opened and a slight bit of head protruded - uh oh. Poured into a tall pint glass, color is brown, opaque, head is big and lingers big with some lacing.

Smell is muddled, coffee is prominent, a bit harsh, malt is subtle slightly sweet, maybe a touch of chocolate.

Taste is coffee forward, somewhat harsh, slightly earthy metallic bite, malt comes through in the finish, subtle chocolate, touch of vienna or munich style flavor. I don't like the blend, the coffee flavors seems to harsh and the doppelbock backbone is overtaken by this flavor.

Mouthfeel is a bite biting, harsher flavors and presence around the mouth, flavors linger after the finish with the biting coffee upfront.

Overall, an okay brew, a bit harsh on the coffee flavor and underdone on the doppelbock backbone. Maybe the size of this doppelbock needed to be a bit higher to compensate the coffee.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 23:46:58 | More by mvanaskie13
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-21-2014 10:28:29 | More by zestar
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-19-2014 21:05:09 | More by HeyYoMar
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BrandonSeal

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-19-2014 00:30:10 | More by BrandonSeal
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-18-2014 04:44:37 | More by JISurfer
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ZachRusk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-17-2014 23:52:15 | More by ZachRusk
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scotorum

Massachusetts

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

Bottled 9/10/13.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip pint.

a: Beautiful clear dark amber with an enormous tan head which dissipated slowly and required additional pours to fill the pint glass. A thick rocky head with very dense lacing followed.

s: Curiously grassy, later more clearly coffeelike.

t: Bitter cold black coffee and smoke. Slightly metallic finish. Graasy notes later.

m: Light to moderate.

o: An unusual brew, tasty but also slightly grating at first due to the bitterness. Smooths out and is more enjoyable. odd that the aroma and taste tended to switch from grassy to coffee and vice versa. Both are pleasant enough. Appearance remains outstanding throughout.

UPDATE 3/30/14: Finally had a second bottle of this, which I am not sure is the one I bought in November when I failed to remember that I had already tried it, or the one I had bought back in May 2013.

a: In any case this one had less clarity and much less head on it,

s & t: but had a good strong coffee aroma and flavor from the gitgo.

m: A bit watery, relative to other coffee beers I have had lately, but then it is a dopplebock and not a stout. Strong carbonation tingle

o: This one was pleasing from the first sip, perhaps in part because I have been on a coffee beer kick of late and have totally gotten used to the flavors. This one is fine, and the relatively light body makes it a better warm weather beer than the stouts like Lagunitas Cappucino, Stone Espresso IRS and Founders Breakfast.

Based on this experience I am altering my ratings thus: a: 4.75-3.75; s: 3/75-4.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 18:30:28 | More by scotorum
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Caskaway

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-15-2014 00:57:41 | More by Caskaway
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RyanCFriedrich

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

01-14-2014 20:08:12 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-13-2014 23:13:40 | More by mattmarka1
Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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