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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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944 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 944
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-12-2014 00:03:15 | More by freewill35
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-11-2014 17:51:39 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-04-2014 00:09:30 | More by Fabiand
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-03-2014 04:04:20 | More by Misfit2209
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-01-2014 23:30:30 | More by midlifec
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-28-2014 15:53:59 | More by ltltony
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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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-25-2014 02:24:55 | More by hinemk76
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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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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-21-2014 10:28:29 | More by zestar
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-19-2014 21:05:09 | More by HeyYoMar
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-18-2014 04:44:37 | More by JISurfer
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-17-2014 23:52:15 | More by ZachRusk
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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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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-15-2014 00:57:41 | More by Caskaway
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

01-14-2014 20:08:12 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-13-2014 23:13:40 | More by mattmarka1
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3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (thanks man!). No identifiable bottle date. Served in my trusty Phish snifter.

Pours a barely transparent deep garnet hue with a finger and a half of ecrue head. Maintains a thin layer throughout and leaves small specks of lace.

Coffee dominates the nose but I also catch hints of burnt caramel, toffee and Anaheim peppers.

Coffee is the predominant note again in the taste. Much like the smell, there is lots of coffee followed by burnt caramel, subtle toffee and that strange chili pepper flavor. A nice blend. Very different than other dopplebocks.

Medium feel with plenty of carbonation. Caramel infused coffee finish.

Much more coffee than dopplebock. And it's very strange how my senses- both smell and taste- perceive Anaheim chiles in the mix. But all around enjoyable, provided you like coffee.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 16:56:36 | More by ThickNStout
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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance, even with a careful pour generated a massive amount of head. While the beer is light enough to be noticeably cloudy. Cloudy is not a bad thing by itself but in this case it looks almost muddy.

Smell: Massive amount of coffee, though sadly it comes across as burnt coffee. Some interesting cream and chocolate notes in there as well, so not completely lost. Also an interesting note of pumpernickel bread.

Taste: Nice and very refreshing, coffee adds a nice kick, but for the most part a plethora of hops and spiced dark bread. This beer is predominantly grains and grain sweetness, but incredibly enjoyable, like drinking a very good and hearty bread.

Mouthfeel is almost effervescent, incredibly refreshing and popping the whole time.

Overall a very enjoyable beer, just wish the smell had less burnt coffee and poured with less head. The head has an incredibly burnt coffee taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 03:37:02 | More by AdamMY
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-12-2014 01:00:15 | More by deereless
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-10-2014 05:56:10 | More by Localdrinklax
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-09-2014 23:13:05 | More by Griffith
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3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes taken 1/5/14.

The beer was a murky brown. I poured it to 2 fingers of head. It had good retention with a thick froth and good lace.

Malt and java were the aromas I captured.

I tasted rich malt with a hint of caramel. And java. Java out the wazoo.

The mouthfeel was smooth and medium bodied. Carbonation was just right, a slight bite.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 02:56:34 | More by CFHMagnet
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-09-2014 01:24:02 | More by Blaze5445
Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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