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Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

986 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 986
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 40
Gots: 51 | 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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Photo of geoffsaidso
4.7/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12oz bottle to mug.

a little put off by appearance, light almost weak coffee appearance, absolutley no head retention, weird. aroma is off the charts fantastic, smells like a bag full of freah coffee beans. taste is spot on coffee as well, the sweet malts of a doppelbock come through in a delicate manner allowing the coffee flavor to shine. the mouthfeel is smooth, not thin like coffee, again the doppelbock. overall a phenomenal collaboration between two of my favorite beverages. would love to get more info on the technical aspects (how to) of this fantastic brew.

geoffsaidso, Feb 17, 2009
Photo of Buebie
4.63/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This will have to be my first coffee doopple. Its interesting, the beer has two lables, one with a winged evil looking creature and the other with goofy drawings and kegs on it.
I got the mystic creature.

Off the pour a foam filled 2'' head forms up, quick to recede, leaving a thin collar of retention and no lace.
The beer itself is a murky fig brown, with glowing red and brown highlights when held to the sun.

Aroma is filled with fresh ground coffee beans, peanut butter, chocolate and some caramel maltyness with a touch of grain and sweet rolls.

Flavors are an amazing semi sweet chocolate with roasted coffee, grain, and sweet caramel malts. The chocolate is like a dusting almost of sweet cocoa powder beneath the coffee. Its just an added dimention of this beer that I found to be very surprising and also very delicious. This is a terrific beer that I highly recommend.

Mouthfeel is mildly creamy with some carbonation tickle.

Excellent!

Buebie, Nov 06, 2009
Photo of jera1350
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I will preface this by saying I am not a coffee drinker or a big fan of coffee.

Pours a semi transparent dark brown with a big tan head.

The smell is intense. The freshest of roasted coffee bean smell with artisinal bread crust.

My oh my! Absolutely delicious and complex. Fresh roasted coffee, roasted malt, toffee, toasted bread, nuts, and cocoa. Just incredible.

Creamy smooth throughout and medium bodied.

I am blown away by this beer. Has a unique twist on the style, but delivers true to a doppelbock wr the same time. What an experience and what a beer. I will be getting more of this one and could put back a sixer myself I think. A must try.

jera1350, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of WakeandBake
4.55/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy dark copper pour with a small off white head,spotty lacing,madium carbonation. Aroma is spicy and malty,lots of coffee and a bit of chocolate and smoke. Flavor is So fucking good, huge malty,grainy roasty notes with a bit of coffee and hop bitterness,toffee,nuts,and earthy rasins, medium sweet,full creamy mouthfeel,super drinkable, long malty spicy coffee finish.

I love Dark Horse.

WakeandBake, May 15, 2009
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.55/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Rich aroma is like fine roast coffee with just a hint of powdery unsweet chocolate. It pours a clear cola brown with a fine-bubbled pale tan head that sticks around for a bit. Mouth-filling flavor is mainly of quality coffee with an undertone of chocolate and hints of malt, caramel and nuts. Texture is fairly smooth and has a good tingle to it. A bock? Tastes more like a porter or stout than a bock to me - but whatever they call it, I call it delicious!

Cyberkedi, Jul 23, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

marmstrong1212, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

dtx00, Jul 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Blanco, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

CWhite, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

leeo, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

bespin15, Mar 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

WreckingBrew, Jun 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

rhoer06, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

pstam87, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

jman005, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into my Unibroue tulip glass. No bottle date present :(
**Please note that my bottle I purchased is the old label, so this is probably a decently aged brew**

(A)- Pours a light to medium brown (just like coffee!). Head formed a good 2-finger, but quickly disappeared to a very light layer of grey bubbles.

(S)- Tons upon tons of roasted coffee combined with a hint of cream. No joke, it smells exactly like coffee & creamer w/ a packet of sugar!

(T)- It is exactly like drinking a cup of creamed coffee! The sugary sweetness is probably the result of the malts added. Slight hint of smoky/hickory molasses on the finish combined with the tiniest essence of root beer. Man, this is kind of weird but good.

(M)- The easiest drinking doppelbock I have ever tried! Smooth & creamy with just a twinge of carbonation bubbles on the tongue. Where is the 7.5% abv?

(D)- If you are a serious coffee drinker (like me), you will absolutely love this beer! I have no idea how long this was aged due to a lack of bottled date, but however long it was aged for made this a spectacular doppelbock !

sweemzander, Jun 08, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

DelicateDelirium, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Jamesg440, Apr 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

deapokid, Nov 25, 2011
Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock from Dark Horse Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 986 ratings.