Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock | Dark Horse Brewing Company

1,026 Ratings
Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee DopplebockDark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by oberon on 10-18-2007

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Photo of CHADMC3
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky chestnut colored body with carbonation and yeast dancing to the creamy, tan head, which is not abundant but very persistent as it hangs around for quite some time.

The aroma is certainly unique offering quite a combination of medium roasted coffee and sweet caramel malt.

The flavor is a nice blend of sweet nuttiness and roasted coffee. That is really all and very straightforward, and also very well done.

This is actually on the lighter side of a medium body, which I did not expect and is also pleasantly refreshing with medium carbonation.

I cannot say I have had a beer quite like this before, but was pleasantly surprised. Dark Horse did a nice job seemingly combining the roasted oats and coffee of a more robust stout with the nuttiness of a brown ale. I’m not sure it is really a doppelbock, but I think the accomplished their mission.

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Photo of mmsimmons
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of InVinoVeritas
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of sixerofelixir
2/5  rDev -46.4%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a cloud brown hue. A soil deposit at the bottom of the beer bottle has undoubtedly left many tiny floaties swimming around. The head is a thin slash of tan cream. Lots of lacing.

S-The aroma is stunningly similar to real coffee. It truly smells like a cold cup of java. Almost as if you took a used coffee filter still holding the grounds and took a huge huff. Just coffee everywhere. Its awesome.

T-The flavor is definitely more beer than coffee. There is yeast and malt so I am finally pretty certain Dark Horse didn't just bottle carbonated coffee. Its still coffee all over the place though.

M-Feels lighter than I was anticipating. Soft carbonation. Creamy. Drinkable. Roasty bitterness.

O/D-This beer is flat out awesome. One of the best imitations of coffee I have found in a beer. Take away the bubbles and it could be confused for coffee. Underrated beer for sure.

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Photo of speedvagen
3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of shehateme
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a deep cloudy nutty brown, yellowish head is pretty much a lacing.

Smells of milk chocolate, roasted coffee and mild nuttiness.

Tastes of mild oak nuttiness, milk chocolate and mildly acidic roasted coffee.

Medium body with a light tingle of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A tasty stout-ish coffee brew, good robust flavor and goes down easy. A bit odd for a bock maybe, but worth trying and pretty easy to like.

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Photo of comfortablynirm
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Eastside151
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tdm168
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A - very dark amber with a large, thick, foamy, fizzing head that has good retention

S - coffee beans, faint toffee, some lager-y aromas

T - big coffee notes up front followed by some toffee and dark fruit, there may be some caramel throughout as well

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

I'm not sure how I feel about this. It is definitely what it promises to be; a doppelbock with coffee. The problem for me is that this beer is dominated by coffee which almost completely covers up what could have been a solid, stand-alone doppelbock. It's not that the coffee is bad, but I wish there was a bit more balance allowing each flavor to come through. This was nice to have once, but the next time I'm in the mood for a doppelbock I'll probably go for a classic.

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Photo of bnes09
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bronze colored ale with lots of floating yeast flakes. Descent head on the pour but weak retention and no lacing. Plenty of room for improvement here.

Nice smoked sausage notes with coffee in the nose. Also roasted nuts.

Biscuit-like malt backbone. Roasted almonds, cashews. Smoked meats. Medium roast coffee. Tart in the finish and a dark fruit quality. Good balance.

Medium bodied and smooth throughout. Well carbonated.

Overall, a good brew with complex flavors and well balanced. I'd drink it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of buschbeer
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle
Served in a pilsner glass
Note: my bottle lists a 7% ABV

A - It looks brown at first, but when held to a light it reveals that it is a very dark amber. I got about four inches of tan head. Upon further inspection, I notice some suspended yeast.

S - It has strong coffee notes. It smells of fresh grounds.

T - I get a pretty strong taste of coffee. There is some black coffee bitterness on the finish. It has none of the malty sweetness that I associate with doppelbocks.

M - Medium with a decent amount of carbonation.

O - This is the best coffee tasting beer, aside from the more traditional stouts and porters, I have had. It has a big coffee aroma and taste. This is a great coffee beer to drink if you are not in the mood for the fullness of a coffee stout.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of griffiam03
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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