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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: 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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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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jmerloni

Massachusetts

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

A - dark brown to black coloration with light brown head which is fairly large and sticks decently.

S - Coffee. Dark chocolate. Not much malt backbone on the nose.

T - A lot of coffee. Good coffee, too - dark roast Kenya or something fantastic like that. Nice light brown sugar malt, but I wish it was a molasses-based malt a bit.

M - Medium to thick-bodied. Pretty dry. Somewhat grainy.

D - Nicely drinkable. Good winter beer. Will be getting this again; this is nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 03:03:12 | More by jmerloni
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optimistictour

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First off I'll just say that I am a coffee drinker, I enjoy espresso, and always have it black. This is a 'coffee' doppelbock. If you aren't a fan as I am, make sure to take my judgement on taste with a grain of salt!

It looks entirely decent, maybe a little thin for a doppelbock. Or at least thinner than I like to see. There's a tiny layer of head at first, but virtually no lacing, nothing on the glass once it recedes. Still, it looks like it means business.

Smells like coffee with a little hint of nuts and fruits. It's basically as expected, given the style and especially the name. Not the most coffee-tinted smell around (that would probably be a breakfast stout...) but strong enough to already justify its title.

Tastes almost - dare I say - refreshing. It's not so much carbonation really, but there's a zing - not a bite, mind you - to this flavor on the tip of my tongue and it's beyond that straight up coffee taste. It's also rich enough to deepen over time, winding up as quite the well rounded taste in the end.

Mouthfeel almost shows more carbonation and sheer fizziness than is really here. It's rich but thin, pleasant but nothing truly special.

I could probably drink these all night, owing as much to its welll hidden abv as to the experience of consuming it. It's got enough flavor to keep knocking 'em back and feels much lighter going down than it truly is.

I'd drink it again!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 06:27:17 | More by optimistictour
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured mahogany with a half-finger of foam that dissipated quickly and leaves no lacing. Smell is coffee, light roasted caramelly malts. Taste is similar, good medium coffee, light bitterness, caramel and roasted malt, some biscuit, and light sweetness. Coffee flavor carries through from smell to taste and finish. Medium body. Light carbonation. Hits the right notes when you're in the mood for a coffee-forward beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 05:22:20 | More by JackieTH
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surlytheduff

Michigan

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

Poured into pint glass. Deep brown/copper color, got 2 fingers of a really rich & lather-y head. Sticky lacing left on the sides as it subsided.

Smell .. you ever try getting fancy, and repeatedly sticking your nose in the cup, then accidentally inhaling a big whiff of wet beer up your nose? I just did that. But I digress. Very strong sweet coffee/coffee liqueur aroma. Can smell a maltiness to it as well.

The flavor is really great. I've been drinking a fair bit of Founder's breakfast stout, so my mouth wasn't quite ready for the non-stoutiness of the initial drink. Coffee comes right out, but the malt is really pleasant and sweet.

It has a rich and smooth feel in your mouth, creamyily carbonated.

Overall a really satisfying beer. Have one of these instead of your normal morning coffee next time you're at work, and I guarantee the morning will be 150% more pleasant.

Edit: I forgot to comment on the sweet label. It's metal-riffic!

Edit 2: I think this music video is about his beer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GftlkegBeNE

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 03:46:32 | More by surlytheduff
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

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

Served on tap in a 12 oz glass

This beer is hazy amber brown with very little of an off white head. The nose is slightly roasty and rather bland. The beer starts out with a smooth feel with toffee and caramelized dark fruits. It follows up with some roasted notes. The last taste of the beer is all coffee, strong, roasty and dry coffee flavors stick on the palate. The beer sounds like an unusual blend but somehow works and doesn't really taste as strange as you may expect. This is a well done and unique brew. Definitely worth checking out.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2012 15:15:00 | More by TwelveOunces
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urwithdave

Florida

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

Thanks to Gabe for throwing this in as an extra. Poured into my lost abbey collins class.

A- pours a dark amber color. There is tw0 fingers worth of a tan head. There are ruby highlights present when held to the light. Not a lot of retention. The head fades quickly leaving a thin ring in my glass. Some spotty lacing left behind.

A- Coffee is very intense and robust. There is also a hint of caramel in the mix. I'm really not getting anything else.

T- A big punch of in your face coffee. There is a bready malt taste present along with some sweet caramel. The coffee and the sweetness go well together. There is no hint of alcohol at all. The coffee is present throughout. I usually like my coffee brews a little more bitter, but this was nice for a sweeter change of pace.

M- medium bodied with a pretty high amount of carbonation. Coffee dominates the finish

D- a little sweet but not to sweet to keep me from enjoying a few. This drank very easily. I wouldn't mind tracking a few more down.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 20:31:19 | More by urwithdave
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

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

On-Tap

Perkulator looks like caramel liquid and some light brown color and ruby red when up to some light. A quickly fading vanilla cap and no lacing to be seen. Coffee is the main scent and it's big. Not really espresso like just str8 coffee. Under that is a Dopple with some sweet malts and a bit of a roast/burnt thing too. The dopplebock portion of this beer comes out more in taste with caramel malt among others ans some dark fruit with pear. Coffee is not as big as expected from the smell. Goes down smooth with a slightly lighter than medium body with light and effective carb, spot on. Not the most balanced beer but a good attempt. A bit high in ABV for a few but it's not all that high.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2009 05:08:53 | More by BARFLYB
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a dfh snifter

A: pours a medly brown with a ruby hint to it.... Can see a bunch of yeast particles and such floating around in the beer, about half a finger of tan head, no lacing to speak of.

S: wow... Stanks like coffee, burnt and toasty grain, and a giant touch of sweetness that keeps oddly reminding me of soy sauce, although my girlfriend says I'm crazy and that it just smells like coffee and coffee rinds... Seems like more of the malt starts to come through as this brew warms.

T: again loads of coffee and coffee rind flavor, I get light notes of caramel/toffee, brown sugar an even a vague cholalte popping there head through. Very nice balance and tasty.

M: light/medium body with lower carbonation, a bit dry on the finish with a touch of sweetness and bitterness from the coffee rines. Very drinkable. I feel like this beer could have used a hit more heft.

O: this is a tasty brew, particuarly if you like the use of coffee in your beer, the sweet malt backbone balances out the bitterness of the coffe rines, very nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 01:28:10 | More by PeterIngemi
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angelmonster

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky, mahogany color in body. Head is an inch and a beige/cream color. Lacing and head retention are wonderful.

Smell is of roasted/burnt dark malts and coffee. Smoky wood or roasted chiles is also oddly detected. Sweet caramel candy/butterscotch balance the bitter coffee. Alcohol is hidden nicely.

Initially tastes more like a standard bock rather than doppelbock. Lighter in sweetness and alcohol strength. Strong, sweet fruit/prune flavors are replaced by lighter malts and a serious bitter coffee kick. Smoky/burnt mesquite wood or fire roasted chiles leave a strange aftertaste. At 7% alcohol, it is incredibly smooth.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with lots of carbonation. Head added some texture to the beer.

Overall, I think this was a refreshing take on an old style of beer. Wouldn't say this was the best doppelbock out there but I am slightly biased towards coffee beers. Drinks easily for 7% abv, not available locally but hoping to revisit this one in the future

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 04:02:19 | More by angelmonster
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cradke

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Foggy brown. First thought is that it's much lighter brown than most dopplebocks. A thin head when poured with some streaming carbonation for a while. Not very homogenous.

Smell: A nice sweet coffee/chocolate latte note especially as the beer warms. Very sweet grain notes. Very little ABV in the nose.

Taste: Sweet and coffee. Very little ABV presence. This beer has very little in common with a dopplebock, Much more like a coffee porter, but still a very enjoyable beer. Aftertaste is pure sweet coffee beans not artificial coffee like FMB.

Mouthfeel: Thin, very thin for the style. Probably the biggest turn off of the beer, just add some meat to the very enjoyable flavor profile.

Overall: Solid beer. A nice spin on the dopplebock but it doesn't taste anything like a dopplebock in all honesty. Very nice solid beer for the price, but the lack of thickness is a huge turnoff.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 03:35:13 | More by cradke
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littlekidlover

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When I picked this up I didn't look that closely at it, I expected to be drinking a strait up Dopplebock. The appearance is similar to tea with very little head. Strait up coffee on the nose with just a bit of fruity maltyness. Flavor is the same, the coffee flavor is slightly burnt, it's almost like chewing a coffee bean and washing it down with sparkling water. The mouthfeel is fairly thin, not too much dopplebock stickiness. I wouldn't call this a session beer, but certainly one that won't slow you down if you're mixing and matching.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2009 23:51:22 | More by littlekidlover
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Atricapilla

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a dark caramel color with a one finger dirty white foamy head. Ample carbonation comes from the beer. Smells like coffee, chocolate and malt. Taste is strongly of coffee (surprise!), caramel and malt. Has a bit of chicory in the aftertaste and not overly sweet like some doppelbocks.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 04:46:09 | More by Atricapilla
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

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

A "coffelbock," what'll they think of next?

Appearance: Pours a dark reddish-brown body with a thin, wispy off-white head.

Smell: Dark malts and raisins bookended by the sharp scent of used coffee grounds.

Taste: Dark maltiness with flavors of caramel and dark fruits tenuously co-mingle with the rehydrated coffee grinds. Subdued sweetness throughout. Mild acidity. Not much in the way of hops. Sweetish coffee-marinated fruit finish with a touch of booziness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Mild carbonation. Slight stickiness.

Drinkability: True, I was more than a bit wary of this combination, but it turned out alright.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2008 00:17:25 | More by ChainGangGuy
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a deep amber to medium brown in color with a very large, dense head. Retention is very good, as is the lacing. The head is so dense that it looks like it could have been on nitro. Translucent when held to light despite the darker color.

S- This beer smells almost entirely of cold coffee. Just a hint of dark and biscuity malts make it through the coffee. Coffee scent isn't of a terribly dark roast, but rather a light to medium coffee.

T- Starts with a big dose of coffee that doesn't go away anytime soon. There is just a little bit of biscuity malts under the coffee, mainly detectable with just a bit of a metallic taste. This beer's flavor is fairly one dimensional in the coffee department, with just the smallest amount of brown malts.

M- Rather light in body for a dopplebock and a medium level of carbonation. Alcohol is undetectable and coffee isn't overwhelming, so this is rather easy to drink. The dense, frothy head smooths this one out a little bit, would just like this one to be a little thicker.

Overall, this is a coffee lover's beer. You can drink this repeatedly and get a steady dose of coffee flavor that is usually reserved for breakfast and coffee stouts, and best of all, you get it with only 7% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 00:20:53 | More by boilermakerbrew
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mfunk9786

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A quickie on my Droid. Demonic looking label, no visible exp. date but purchased in-season at my local Whole Foods who seem to have an amicable relationship with Dark Horse, because it's the first time I've seen a seasonal or limited Dark Horse in a 6 (or in this case, 4) pack rather than singles.

This beer looks, smells, and tastes like a café au lait, sort of a milk stout smell and consistency with a heap of coffee mixed in. It's missing a lot of the bready complexity of the professed dopplebock style, but that's replaced with an acidic lactic burn and a sweet quality that's enhanced by the coffee flavor. Sort of closer to Southern Tier Jahva than Dieu du Ciel Peche Mortel in terms of coffee flavor. A sweet, candy-like coffee beer when I expected something more earthy and herbally bitter. Despite the fact that it hardly fits the style, it's still highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 03:58:40 | More by mfunk9786
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alleykatking

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle. Had at the Dark Horse tasting.

A- Pours a deep copper color. Half finger tannish head that dies pretty fast. No lacing on the glass at all.

S- Strong coffee smell. Very big coffee smell...like fresh coffee grounds. Light toffee notes along with a faint darker fruit aroma.

T- Big on coffee like the nose suggests. The coffee blocks out a lot of the other flavors. Some light toffee tones as well. Nothing really is coming out but it also bringing on a mocha style flavor to everything.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little on the lower end for the style. Coffee flavors left on the palate along with the aftertaste.

D- A interesting take on a beer. I think Dark Horse knocked it out of the park with this one. A good beer for the coffee drinker to try out.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2010 04:03:35 | More by alleykatking
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle courtesy of my sister as a Christmas gift.

A: The doppelbock is a dark mahogany color, nearly black in its brown depth. The darkness renders the beer opaque. The ale didn't have an appreciable head.

S: The nose is loaded with sweet coffee aromas, so much so that the grainy doppelbock base is hidden. The aroma is delicious, very similar to Wake n Bake.

T: The coffee is strong up front, sweet with a cold toddy flavor. As the coffee fades, the grains gladly roll in with a concentrated fruity flavor. Doppelbocks are often abrasive with malts but this is nicely muted by the coffee. The finish returns to the bitter coffee flavors.

M: The mouthfeel is coffee, completely dominating and crowding out the doppelbock. The biggest hint of doppelbock is a flourish for fruity malts at the end of each sip.

D: I don't know the alcohol level on this one but the coffee flavor would keep me hanging around.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2009 20:58:30 | More by akorsak
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aasher

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark, muddy amber with a one finger foamy beige head. It smells very strongly of coffee beans and sweet malts. The doppelbock definitely comes out in the flavor. There is little coffee and you get a lot of yeast, sweet malts, bread, and some strange fruit. It's appealing but is kind of odd for a doppel. It drinks fine, it's both fresh and crisp with good carbonation. Despite my ranking, I actually do like this because I'm not a huge fan of traditional doppelbocks. This beer has good flavor and is very drinkable. The alcohol isn't present at all.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 03:04:38 | More by aasher
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JayQue

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good one!!! Poured a hazy brown into my pint glass. Lots of light coming through. Medium size tan head that fades fairly fast. Minimum lacing.

Good sweet malt and coffee aroma..strong, pleasant and very inviting.

Taste features the coffee.. strong coffee and cream presence. The malt profile is sweet and there must be a touch of bitterness somewhere that keeps the beer from being too sweet. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is rich, smooth and creamy. Despite the 7.50 abv (totally unnoticeable), the tendency here is to take big swigs. Goes down very nicely.

Overall a well crafted lager. Smooth and rich.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 00:57:53 | More by JayQue
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy, dark orange/light brown, rust colored might be a better description with a 2 finger, fizzy off white head that quickly ends up a thin white head that stays.

Aroma is very heavy on the coffee. Maybe a little bit of malt but not much really. The coffee really dominates the nose, not overwhelming but pleasantly powerful.

Not as much coffee in the taste as there was in the nose. A good amount of sweet malts, surprisingly, as the weren't any in the nose. Also some slight chocolate notes and maybe some brown sugar. Infinitely more balanced than the aroma.

Full bodied but not too heavy. Light carbonation gives it a creamier mouthfeel. Something going on in the finish, I wouldn't call it dry but it has a similar characteristic of a beer that dries out at the finish. Can't really put my finger on it.

Good drinkability with this brew. The first whiff of the nose made me think roasted, bitter coffee but it was much more balanced that that. The creamy mouthfeel helps it go down smooth. Definitely not a beer you could have a good amount of but a couple at a time certainly isn't out of the question.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 05:11:12 | More by ms11781
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suspect

New York

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Central Waters Snifter. Thanks to RocPorterFanatic for the BIF hookup.

A: Deep mahogany/amber color. Pretty clear with lots of floaties. Aggressive pour leads to a one finger head that disappears. No real lacing to speak of.

S: Lots going on here - big malt profile, ABV is present in the nose. Coffee is faint and on the back end of the nose. It's got a lot going on but it's put together entirely well.

T: Follows the nose pretty well but the tast comes together a bit nicer. Smoother malts, caramels, molasses. ABV not present in the taste and neither is the coffee really. Flavor is good and better than the average Dopplebock.

M: Medium body, plenty of carbonation. Smooth and not biting finish.

O: A good dopplebock. A really good dopplebock. This one has a lot of flavors mixed up together and they really do go well. This is a good one and I'm glad I have another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 04:23:04 | More by suspect
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle into goblet.

Cloudy mahogany, ruby highlights, thin head falls fast and leaves no lacing.

Caramel malty, chocolate, but not really any of the stated coffee. My brother says the same about the coffee in the nose and the taste.

More complex than the nose. Toasty caramel malty, chocolate, vanilla. Smooth and balanced.

Light carbonation, some warning and dryness, med body, benignly pleasant texture.

Easy drinking, very enjoyable. Sessionable. Didn't get the coffee, though. Not very complex.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2009 04:02:03 | More by sprucetip
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this because it sounded interesting. Not many coffee doppelbocks out there. 12oz bottle...

A: A murky brown brew with a small 1/4 inch tan head that fades quickly to thread sized lace around the edges of the top of the brew. Decent.

S: I smell some malty coffee upfront which gives way to a bready chocolate roast. Decent.

T: Opens with a mildy boozy roast which quickly opens up to a mild coffee roastiness. The middle features some caramel toffee notes quickly followed by a mild booze / hop bite leaving a boozy coffee roast in the finish on your palate. Good.

M: Medium body with a medium carbonation level. A sweet roasty finish. Good.

O: All in all, this is a good brew. Nothing really spectacular going on but worth a try if you like coffee beer. It features mild coffee with overall mild flavors capped off with an alcohol bite. This one would be a good substitute for coffee on a late fall morning in the woods of Maine.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 00:34:22 | More by steve8robin
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kiddynamite920

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes.

A: Deep copper, tannish head with streaming carbonation from the bottom. Thin head stays around quite long.

S: Coffee. Is there more? I can't seem to find anything else. Coffee is so strong in this beer.

T: The coffee lends a bitter taste that pairs well with the dark malts. A bit of plum or cherry, good fruit profile with the black coffee taste.

M: Nice, slick and chewy. Well balanced.

D: I'm a big coffee fan so I find this one very drinkable. Alcohol is basically nonexistent making this a very smooth drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 06:08:01 | More by kiddynamite920
Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock from Dark Horse Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.