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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by oberon on 10-18-2007

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Ratings: 1,026 |  Reviews: 444
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Hazy, traditional looking amber doppelbock body. A creamy, sturdy beige head ontop. Looks like it has a viscous body.

S - Tons of fresh coffee notes. Sweet, roasted cofee, bitter coffee beans, and a malty backdrop.

T - Again, the coffee is prominent. A mouthful of delicious ground coffee, some roasted, some bitter, some black. A sweetness like lactose. Some faint malt character in the finish but the coffee is overpowering here.

M - Medium bodied, bitter and drying. A light carbonation to help the balance.

O - This is a good beer. Excellent if youre looking for or like full coffee flavors. This isn't nearly a traditional doppelbock for me, but an interesting twist if you accept it.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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1/5  rDev -73.2%

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sixer mixer from oades in Lansing

pretty interesting label (i dont really like it, but its interesting). It looks like a bad metal bands cd cover (different then from the one shown in the ba picture)

A & S: roasty malts, dark chocolate, something smells a little sour also. Pours about a finger of fizzy off-white head. Semi-clear dark red colored beer. Head doesn’t retent well (its down to nothing really soon) and the lacing isn’t relevant.

T & M: not super rich for a doppelbock. Its quite pleasant, very similar to the nose only with less of that sourness that was present in the scent. The malts have a good balance of sweet and toasty. A bit of a bitter nuttiness to the finish. Chewy feel to this beer, full bodied and sharp carbonation even later in the taste. Really filling but fairly easy to drink.

O: I was good for the style, but not super good, I liked it but pretty forgettable.

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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with lots of carb bubbles rising toward a bubbly tan cap on top. Lots of coffee on the nose would be an understatement. I think I find hints of chocolate and caramel underneath but honestly I can't smell past the coffee. If its any consolation its a very pleasant coffee aroma not harsh or acrid like some have made. Taste is coffee right up front, and in the finish. There is some melanoid and caramel flavors about midway through but they are quickly displaced by java. Medium body and carbonation level, slick bubbly mouthfeel. Nice drinking beer flavored coffee, oh wait its the other way around. I liked this one but at times had trouble finding a dopplebock in my glass.

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2.22/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The appearance started off with me popping the cap, walking to get a glass, and when i returned a slight and slow rise of bubbles rising up from the bottle, like a very minor infection has started. This was just released again and these are new bottles so now i have to decide if i should drink them before it grows or let them grow and see what it does. haha. After i pored it into the glass it slowly settled into a still brown body that looks like flat coke. This is getting odd.
The aroma smells like a scorched perkulator! It smells like coffee that was burnt over and over for hours and then picked up the next morning while cold. Acrid paper, bleh.
Flavors are less acrid, the coffee notes are fuller and better tasting, there is more of a richness in here as the malts are able to provide a bit of backup.
The low carbonation is a bit, low. The mouthfeel is glassy, streaky.

I am going to leave the other ones sit in a warm place and see what happens, i have no worry of ruining these bottles.

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