Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock | Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee DopplebockDark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock
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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Ratings: 1,026 |  Reviews: 444
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of stealth
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark murky brown with a tightly carbonated white, but rapidly dissipating head. Sediment is settling at the bottom of the glass right away. Smell is pretty subtle - not very strong at all - smells like an old coffee filter. Coffee taste is very prominent in the first few drinks, accompanied by a strong bitter-coffee finish that hangs around a bit. Working through the glass the coffee becomes less prominent/noticeable and tastes like a semi-sweet roast. Smooth mouthfeel, with some dryness. This is an interesting beer, aside from the nose, which I don't care for, it has a decent flavor profile and drinks pretty easily in small doses.

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Photo of DannyDan
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mahogany hue with a thin tan head that quickly disappears with no lacing or retention, but does have moderate carbonation. The aroma is strong with roasted coffee with hints of caramel, and molasses. The taste starts out with a roasted coffee taste that sticks til the finish. There is also some caramel, molasses, sweet malts and hint of bitter chocolate in the back. The coffee taste remains in the aftertaste. Overall this soft sticky mouthfeel beer seems to be a rather nice beer for coffee lovers, but just not my kind of beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of JackieTH
3.89/5  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.

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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1/5  rDev -73.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of deebo
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Dense white head. Clear with dark reddish brown color.

S-Sweet dark roasted coffee (slightly burnt) malt bomb.

T-Heavy on the coffee. Slightly bitter. Quick finish. Coffee flavor takes away from the beer-ness.

M-Smooth with a bit of coffee bitter astringency.


O-A pretty nice beer, only complaint is a little heavy on the coffee bitter astringent bite. If you like coffee- this is your beer.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Perkulator was poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass. In appearance, the beer poured a reddish brown color with a healthy lacing of foam. A very pleasant aroma followed which included a hints of oak with a strong coffee scent. The initial taste was dark coffee with hints of smooth sweetness. The tastebuds were reminded of expresso beans covered in dark chocolate. The coffee flavor grows stronger in the aftertaste. While the aftertaste was tart, it was also very pleasant. I would the pleasantness would be strongest among those of us that still drink coffee black. The smooth mouthfeel makes this an easy drinker, though it is surprisingly thin.

A fellow drinker noted that this is the first "coffee beer" he has had that actually tastes like coffee.

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4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

cold from jerod's tap at the uptown a deep cola black / brown to an imperial bells pint with a full finger tan head

aroma of sweetened black coffee

great big sweet coffee forward, molasses, graham cracker.

medium bodied, super sweet, medium carbonation.

overall: great example of a coffee beer.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another bottle shared by Lunch What time is it?

The beer is dark copper to ruby hued with a quarter inch of light tan head that leaves random lacing on the glass. The aroma offers coffee, chocolate, malt. Nice smelling beer. The flavor brings milk chocolate, lager malt. Really nice. Lots of chocolate milk flavors. Pretty straightforward. Decent beer. I would have this again.

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Photo of philbe311
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Just the slightest of off-white head which quickly fizzes away leaving a completely laceless offering with only a very slight collar... The color is a murky mix of brown and red... A slight bit of mixed paced carbonation can be seen rising along the sides of the glass...

S - As the name would imply this one is coffee forward and then some... There is also a good bit a tobacco mixed in... Perhaps some light cedar notes... Some very subtle fruity notes - perhaps the slightest touch of strawberry and/or raspberry...

T - The nose was perfectly representative of what presents itself on the palette... The french pressed coffee notes are first and foremost... A very pleasant inviting tobacco character emerges next... Just a touch of sweetness that reminds me of molasses... Very good flavor and complexity...

M - Medium bodied... Very lightly carbonated... Slightly syrupy... Smooth... Even and consistent...

D - A very interesting and well executed offering from the fine folks at Dark Horse... Quite unique and slightly different from almost anything else that I've experienced... A must try for true beer lovers and something that I'll gladly invest in another 40pack in the future...

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is cloudy amber in color and poured with a thin off white head.
S: There are aromas of coffee grounds in the nose.
T: Bitter flavors of burnt, over-percolated coffee grounds in the taste along with hints of pepper and the underlying malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The body is definitely a lot lighter compared to other beers in the style.
O: The beer is an interesting take on the style but the coffee taste somewhat resembles convenience store coffee that has been lingering for several hours.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 1,026 ratings
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