Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock | Dark Horse Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
1,026 Ratings
Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee DopplebockDark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by oberon on 10-18-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,026
Reviews:
444
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
14.21%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
56
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,026 |  Reviews: 444
Photo of Oakenator
4.49/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darker brown with a small head at pour which disappates to around the rim of the glass. Unfiltered look - very - almost too much. No real lacing present. Aroma is sweet malts - brown sugar - with a strong backbone of coffee. Taste is great - coffee is a bit more forward - deeper roast along with a good dose of malt flavoring. Heavier. Great combintation.

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Photo of bizzy54
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of americanjones
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of cradke
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of Lugenbeast
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jman005
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Sparky44
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of mccallisters_dali
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of skaboom420
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of BrownAleMale
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of idResponse
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Coffee dopplebock? What?!? This is certainly a strange pairing, but somehow these people have made it work well. It's malty, but not robust. It's got the coffee kick of bittersweetness and it actually compliments the dopple style brew. It smells malty and a little of coffee. It tastes really good! The bottle I have does not look like this picture but has a big goat headed man on it and looks like it came from a metal video. I think this packaging better reflects what this beer is truly about as it is a pretty unholy union of flavor to create something compelling and interesting and new. This is a high alcohol brew with an easy drinkability. You should try it out, it's not for everyone but it sure is interesting!

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Photo of match1112
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Muddy brown color. Very hazy. Particles in suspension. Head is very short-lived. Sparse spotty lacing. Not very appealing to behold.

S: Earthy coffee. Hazelnut, caramel, toffee, and bread. Very subtle figgy fruit scent. Slight spicy alcohol.

T: Coffee grounds, hazelnut, sugary sweet, caramel, bread. Controlled hints of bruised apple and fig. Hit of spicy alcohol toward the finish. Nothing but coffee on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Watery and thin in the mouth. Mild carbonation does nothing to save it.

O: All coffee, no doppelbock. This was a disappointment. A very dirty and haphazard beer, and it completely lacks depth.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of milliCAN
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

I am very surprised by this one. It is obviously coffee grounds in your face holes. It's a great twist on a Dopplebock and a solid one at that. I could drink a couple of these in one sitting. It really feels like the perfect marriage of the two main flavors. I like it.

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Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bgramels
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of avschmitt
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 1,026 ratings.
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