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Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

952 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 952
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 38
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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GRPunk

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- It pours with a 1 finger tan head that lingered before falling to a full lace that left sticky spots on the glass. The body was a slightly murky brown. Come to think of it, the body had a pretty good resemblance to a slightly weaker than preferable cup of coffee.

S- Initially it smelled of roasty coffee. Even after warming slightly, I didn't pick up a lot of other aromas. It might be a little one dimensional, but it works for something marketed as a "coffee doppelbock."

T- Initial flavor was very coffee-like too. A second sip opened up hints of nutty flavors (maybe almonds). If pressed to describe it, I'd have to say it was almost like an amaretto coffee combination. There was a slight lingering sweetness. Maybe a packet of sugar was added to the cup of joe.

M- The feel was nice. It had light to medium carbonation with a slight coating sensation.

D- I'm a fan. It's full of flavor, yet not so overwhelming that I couldn't drink a second, or maybe third.

Overall- I was drawn by the idea of a "Coffee Dopplebock." I've seen plenty of coffee stouts, but this style was new to me. It's a pretty big departure from most doppelbocks I've tried, but I'm a pretty big fan. It definitely has solid coffee flavor, but isn't so over-the-top that you wouldn't want another.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2008 00:41:57 | More by GRPunk
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mdm46410

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle and served in a dimpled mug. This dopplebock poured a murky, ruby brown hue with a short-lived head of tan foam that settled into a lasting ring. A small amount of slippery lacing was left behind. The aroma had a very pronouced note of cold pressed coffee. A solid dose of caramel and dark fruit also made an appearance. The flavor contained a smooth coffee note (not bitter like alot of other coffee-infused beers), dark fruit skins, caramel, and a hint of baker's chocolate. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and had light carbonation. Filling for sure, but yet quite drinkable. Very enjoyable. Nice to see the guys at Dark Horse give a lager a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 02:16:25 | More by mdm46410
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Dark Horse on 11/28/08. Served in a shaker pint.

A - Very clear, dark brown body with burgundy and hazlenut highlights, no carbonation and a thin, off-white head that transformed into a patchy film. This looks pretty much like a glass of coffee.

S - Nice fresh coffee aroma with roasted malt and a bit of nuttiness. This brew definitely possesses more coffee than dopplebock qualities; however, the bock characteristics emerge more as it warmed up, with some mild dark fruit in the back.

T - Pleasant balance of fresh coffee with hints of sweet cream, chocolate and roasted malt up front, followed by a nutty character in the backend. Finish is a well-balanced blend of coffee and cream with a dose of earthy hop bitterness.

M - Medium body with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is nowhere to be found for such a big, bold dopplebock. Finish is mildly bitter.

D - Drinks like a champ for an 8% dopplebock. The warmth of the alcohol is non-existent. The coffee character wins out in the end, making for an extremely smooth and drinkable dopplebock. One of the highlights of my recent Mid-west excursion.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2008 22:06:15 | More by ffejherb
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cola and ruby brown with practically no head or foam. Can't see any bubbling in this dark brew. Smells like when you just break open a Folgers tin and take a whiff. Plus the sweet, dark toasted malts and fruits add a little complexity to the nose. The taste starts with undeniable coffee. You then get some of that signature dopplebock malt character. Toasted and sweet with some woody plums. t to metion a toucof smokiness too. Is that from the coffee or malt??? Chewy sweet palate that is complex and different from the norm. A good beer to drink and think, contemplate, and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2008 02:54:10 | More by scruffwhor
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jbphoto88

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a dark brown bottle this beer is a warm leathery brown. A whimsical tan head settles down to nothing but a firm collar and a sudsy cloud shape in the center of the glass.

The smell is distinctly coffee influenced. It has the smell of spent coffee grounds right after the brewing. Lightly toasted and slightly bitter. It definitely lives up to the java namesake.

The taste is a nice mix of java infused chocolates with a hint molasses. Big malts back up this tasty beverage. A slightly chalky finish is the only downside to this brew.

I like the coffee flavors even if I'm not a big fan of coffee. It works with this style of brew. I'm not a big fan of the finish and that distracts from the overall enjoyment of the brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2008 22:52:28 | More by jbphoto88
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b3barron

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

One of the few remaining Dark Horse brews I have yet to try. Poured into a dimple mug.

A - Mahogany colored with a small half-finger head and little retention.

S - Smell is of old coffee grounds up front with a little underlying earthiness.

T - A pretty big coffee taste up front makes a very rich malt backbone take a back seat. I'm getting a little alcohol as this warms, which I like.

M - Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. Seems appropriate for this beer.

D - Limited for me because of the strong coffee flavors. I am a fan of coffee beer but wouldn't generally want more than one.

Overall this one is an interesting take on the style and is recommended to any fan of coffee beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 00:59:16 | More by b3barron
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had never even heard of this one when it came down to me as an extra in a recent trade. Some nice BA just knows how much I love my coffee! I grabbed this one out of the fridge last night after dinner for a nice little pick me up. Served cold and poured into a pint glass. This one was consumed on 11/17/2008.

The pour was very nice. A rich looking, light hazelnut brown color, with a good amount of clarity to it. Nice hints of ruby red coming through on the sides and the bottom of the glass. A small, light tan head of foam, maybe a half inch crept up the sides and sat on the top of the glass throughout the session.

The aroma was as rich as I would have expected. Deep notes of brewed Arabic coffee just coming up from the glass. Bitter, with a touch of caramel malts thrown in for balance, but not nearly as sweet as you would see in a coffee stout or porter. Then came the sip, this is exactly what I needed. Not too heavy, with a light to medium bodied feel and a decent level of carbonation that allowed it to go down smoothly and evenly. The initial rush of coffee flavor mellowed over a few minutes and started to combine with an earthy hop note and a deep bready malt. Interesting mixture, and again staying away from being too sweet, it definitely retained that bitter edge to it.

Overall I really liked this and thought it was a rather interesting concept to say the least. I would love to get another actually as it was a welcome change of pace for me and fit in nicely with the German styles I have been trying as of late.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2008 11:14:30 | More by mikesgroove
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notafood

Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cola color into a pint glass, half inch beige head that lasted about a minute and dissolved into a nice thin cap. Visible carbonation when held up to light.

Caramel malts and a touch of alcohol. A slight nuttiness, but I didn't pick up too much coffee until it warmed a bit.

Coffee, malt, sweet cream. Finish is not unlike an espresso bean bitterness.

Sticky and mouth coating but far from unpleasant. Medium bodied, not chewy, quite smooth.

Another very enjoyable brew from Dark Horse. Initially bought this as a single, will probably grab a four pack tonight or tomorrow.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2008 00:40:37 | More by notafood
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MacDomer

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my standard pint glass.

A - Pours a nice dark-roast brown. Hit of red when held to the light. 1-finger head to start, quickly diminished to a thin off-white ring within 2 minutes. No lace to speak of. A really nice beer to look at!

S - Surprisingly, coffee! Rasted malts and dark fruit. Cake batter, too - almost a sweet milky smell. Quite appealing, not overly intense.

T - Cafe au lait, accented by some caramel, malt of course, and dark cherries. Good, not great length relative to doppelbocks.

M - Quite nice! Tiny effervescent carbonation. Medium, but not heavy body. Brown sugar in here as well. Excellent coffee bitterness on the finish, dry.

D - Yes, please. I could do two of these easily. After that, on to the next adventure. Kudos on the attempt at something new here.

Overall, recommended, especially as a one-off purchase. A 4-pack would be sufficient for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2008 06:47:07 | More by MacDomer
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a muddy auburn with a inch of khaki suds, which diminish over a minute or so to a collar with modest lacing.
The cocoa-imbued coffee beans are the hallmark of the nose. Mild-medium roasted, with lurking plum, fig, and burnt peach maltiness. A port-like vinous alcohol concludes each sniff.
The bean are first across the tongue, moderately roasted with accompanying bitterness. Dry cocoa ensues, as the backing malts begin to unfold, still dripping with coffee, and ever will be. Plums, concord grapes, carob, and fig are the more identifiably traits, but some suggestions of grilled pineapple and peaches are deeper within. Interwoven through it all is a blanket of scorched caramel and vanilla beans. The finish is peppery and dry, and while hops probably have some say in this, the beans are the louder culprit. Alcohol comes through less in the taste than the nose. It's brings just traces of vinousness. You know it's here, but it's also not here.
Medium bodied, perhaps a touch thinner than might me expected from a brawny doppelbock. Carbonation is minor and sedate, leading to a fluid, silky texture.
It's more than a novel approach to a d'bock. The coffee is prominent without totally overshadowing the base malt characteristics. It works, and is plenty tasty...but in order to have more than 1 in a sitting, I'd like a decaf version. Over time, the coffee comes close to getting in the way, and there's a very solid regular doppelbock underneath it all.

Oh, and the artwork is killer, especially the evil version.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 07:56:58 | More by cokes
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joe1510

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$7.99 4-Pack
RT. 6 Liquors

2008 Edition with the Two Headed Beast.

Perkulator is my first coffee infused doppelbock. This beer pours a deep rich brown with garnet highlights flashing around the edges of the glass. The body glows mahogany when backlit and the carbonation rises in streams to the surface. A standard pour produced a fingers worth of beige head that fell rather quickly to a skimming with an island of foam here and there. The collar was slightly thicker and leaves behind tiny patches of lacing after each drink that eventually fall back into the body.

The coffee in this beer is mild, so the nose suggests, but it is the first thing coming from the glass. The coffee gives way to the more malty characteristics. There's a good deal of peppery spiciness but the main component to this beer is a rich rather sweet malty character that centers on toffee and figs. The aroma doesn't really have a great deal of doppelbock but it smells inviting whatever it is.

The flavor varies from the nose in that the malty sweetness hits first. The toffee maltiness leads the way before mild coffee grounds make themselves known mid palate but fade just as quickly to black pepper spiciness. The figs seem more like rum soaked raisins, although the boozy quality is rather dull. Mild leafy hops bring up the rear and add a sense of balance. The coffee comes along once more on the swallow. Not quite a dopplebock but a well crafted beer regardless.

The body feels light as it hits the tip of the tongue but quickly gathers its composure and eventually has a slight viscosity. The carbonation is nice and soft making this beer roll across the tongue.

This is an easy drinking coffee infused beer. I can drink a few of these in a sitting without a problem. The coffee is balanced out nicely by the malt and it makes this beer go down easily.

Perkulator is another well made beer by Dark Horse. The flavor is good and it's nice to find a coffee beer where the coffee acts as a compliment to the beer instead of the main component.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2008 22:41:39 | More by joe1510
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz bottle - Pours a clear root beer color with small quickly dissipating head. Below average carbonation. Smells only of coffee and not much else in the nose. First sip is all coffee and more coffee. There is a fairly nice malt backbone. Very nice, very drinkable. Excellent bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2008 02:56:24 | More by ATLbeerDog
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jwinship83

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- brown body thats slightly see through around the edges under a finger of creamy beige colored head that leaves little to no lacing

S- toffee and a faint smell of coffee.

T- woah, way more coffee than in the nose! in fact, way more of the toffee as well. no trace of booze.

M- light but not too thin. very crisp and refreshing

D- more of a novelty, i doubt i would want more than one of these in a sitting. a must try for the coffee lovers out there. dark horse wins again.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 13:51:38 | More by jwinship83
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Roeters

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz into a Pint glass

Deep dark brown with a redish tint to it little to no head, no lacing.

Strong coffee aroma with a mild roasted malt aroma that slightly hidden behind it.

nice coffee flavor in the front and in the back with a great coffee after taste but allows bock to come out in the middle with some nice roasted flavors and a hint of hops

light on the mouth with a good level of carbonation.

refreshing, not over powering.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 19:59:23 | More by Roeters
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SammyDavisJrJrJr

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Good finger of head on a dark amber body. Standard.

S - Smells like coffee grinds! I didn't really pick up much else, just lots of glorious coffee grinds.

T - Ah, there are the doppelbock qualities... Caramel and fruit sweetness accents the malt at the entry, soon followed by, you guested it, roasted coffee flavors! It starts mild, and slowly takes over the mouth. Esters and alcohol mix with the roastyness to make a nice, enjoyable finish.

M - Full and crisp, with some nice prikley qualities from the alcohol.

D - This is what it is, a beer dominated by coffee. Fun experiment, not exactly one for the purists. I will enjoy the rest of the 4 pack...

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2008 22:36:53 | More by SammyDavisJrJrJr
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown. Nose is pure coffee. Flavor brings a lot of the same. Not really much complexity, but coffee, yes indeed. As one sided as it is, it's still enjoyable. Feel is a bit thick on the liquid and the carbonation is middle of the road with a slight bite on the tongue. A nice coffee beer (above it being a doppelbock really.)

Thanks to aqsprint for this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2008 13:13:47 | More by RblWthACoz
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Windigstadt

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a hazy, deep chestnut with an ample but quickly dissipating off-white head.
S- As one would expect, a burnt coffee aroma dominates. While I'm not so sure the coffee aroma works as well with the bready sweet aroma of a Doppelbock as it does with a roasty stout or porter, it's not bad.
T- A hint of coffee tinges the malty sweetness of the Doppelbock that immediately hits your tongue. The malt profile of the Doppelbock is excellent. Not very roasty or chocolatey (perhaps so it doesn't compete with the coffee) but nice molasses and honey notes. Finishes sweet with more coffee bitterness providing the counterpoint. The hops are virtually non-existent.
M- The body is exactly where you want it to be for a Doppelbock... full but not thick.
D- While fans of most American Doppelbocks might find this perfectly drinkable, I subscribe to the German philosophy that you should be able to drink your Doppelbock a half-liter at a time, and that's not the case with this beer.

Overall: This is a noble experiment and for the most part executed well. However, it seems to rely too much on the coffee to provide bitterness and the end result is a slightly unbalanced brew. Coffee fans should definitely try this but overall I'd rather have a four-pack of Dark Horse's non-caffeinated Doppelbock offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2008 02:40:10 | More by Windigstadt
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from West Lakeview Liquor - no date on the bottle, but they just got it in so I'm guessing it's fairly fresh. Used a pilsener glass for this one...

A - Pours with a thick serving of head that dissipates quickly. Rich dark amber color, with small amount of carbonation present.

S - Mmm...coffee. There's a little bit of caramel and malt underneath.

T - It's like drinking an iced coffee with a lot of cream, and malt used instead of sugar. It's hard to look past the coffee flavor as it overwhelms pretty much everything. A little one-dimensional...

M - Creamy and rich - lingers in your mouth. Carbonation is just right.

D - No idea how strong this guy is but it doesn't taste overly strong. If I were in a coffee mood I could have a couple of these.

It was nice to see a doppelbock getting in on the coffee action that seems mostly limited to porters and stouts. The malty nature of the doppelbock really complements the coffee flavor and makes it drink like an alcoholic iced coffee - which is both a strength and a weakness, as it makes this brew a little shallow.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2008 19:34:25 | More by MasterSki
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass

A: Pours a clear, almost glowing cherry wood, looks a bit like fresh brewed iced tea for those familar with the look of that beveredge. The beer is topped with a inch of foamy, bubbly, sandy brown head which could benefit from a bit more staying power.

S: This beer brings the coffee to doppelbock. Rich, almost woody aromas mix with fresh ground coffee with just the slightest bit of malty sweetness hidden in the back end.

T/MF: From the look of this beer I was expecting the body to be a bit on the lighter side, but the first sip I took threw all of those thoughts out the window. This beer is thick, on the fuller side of medium bodied and just about the chewiest thing ever. Beginning is much like Surly's Coffee Bender, in that ever aspect of the beer's inital taste is coffe, coffee and more coffee, midway through the beer begins to show some of its sweetness and the malts begin to shine through. The finish is nice and grainy and leaves behind remnants of coffee flavors on the tongue, which last and last after the sip is gone.

D: While this beer does not seem to match up with traditional doppelbocks in terms of fitting into style guidelines, the beer still tastes and feels great and drinks way, way too easy. I could drink this all night, but then again I am a coffee lover. Could look a bit better though.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2008 03:03:34 | More by bluemoonswoon
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champ103

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep mahogany brown color. A small tan head forms and leaves patchy lace.
S: Coffee and some smoky wood aroma. I mean tons of coffee, like you are sticking your nose in a cup of dark roasted coffee.
T: Again, deep and dark roasted coffee dominates. Some wood and smoke that follows the nose. I am talking about straight black coffee here, and the flavor lingers on forever.
M/D: A full body that is very rich. Carbonation that is just right. Not that the alcohol shows, but the heavy coffee flavor takes away just a bit from the drinkability.

This is very unique. I really enjoyed this beer, and something I would recommend to coffee lovers and those that want something different.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2008 05:32:50 | More by champ103
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ATPete

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle received in a trade.

Damn i wish i got the cool evil looking label instead.

Perkulator pours a mahogany brown color with some orange/red highlights and a small tan head. The nose and taste share similar notes of bourbon, wet wood, sweet molasses, coffee bean, whiskey malt or corn mash, and very musky, cherry vanilla sweetness. The alcohol content is not threatening. Coffee doesnt come through as bright as had been expected but it plays a critical role in its bitterness and overall texture. Full bodied, this is a large brew great stuff though, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2008 15:30:19 | More by ATPete
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single at the Main Party Store in Ann Arbor, MI.

This is a great coffee beer for it's balance. In my opinion, too many coffee beers are all about the beans, with beer just acting as a prop. Perkulator pairs the smooth malty caramel of a doppelbock with fresh, dark-roasted coffee and I'm loving it. Easy to drink from the not-too-thick (for a doppel) body and delicious. A must-try for fans of coffee beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 15:39:27 | More by tempest
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FrognutUnl

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep mahogany brown with not so much a head as a mild fizzing that sticks around on the edges of the glass. Smells of coffee and a malty sweetness and a mild bread-like smell. Taste is malty, chocolaty coffee with the coffee dominating the finish. Notes of cinnamon poke out as the glass warms a bit. The coffee has definitely toned down in the 6 months or so since I purchased it, but I think that is actually an improvement as the other flavors of the beverage are allowed to come forward. Overall, another solid, well-balanced brew from Darkhorse that I could sit and drink all evening and probably will.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 01:32:17 | More by FrognutUnl
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mentor

Colorado

3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown mildly cloudy liquid with a small tan head. Smells like a bag of freshly ground fine coffee beans. With searching some toffee.

Tastes refined coffee. Clena leaves fresh ground coffee flavor hanging in aftertaste. Caramel with deep searching. Decent sweet to counter the coffee, but pretty one-dimensional. Mild sting from carbonation. Clean lager that avoids off-flavors. Md body with clean alcohol sting. Decent beer, but very simple.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2008 20:07:31 | More by mentor
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BMoney575

Texas

2.53/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled on 6-17-08

Pours a very deep reddish brown, with a filmy off-white head and super thick lacing.

Smell is stale coffee, with just a little malty sweetness in the back.

Taste is alot like the smell, with grassy, stale coffee in the front. It continues into the middle, with a stale coffee bitterness to finish things up.

Mouthfeel much too thin to be a good doppel.

Drinkability is poor, the stale coffee flavor becomes gross after awhile.

Overall, not a good coffee beer, and not a good doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2008 23:25:01 | More by BMoney575
Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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