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This is a true dopplebock and Dark Horse Brewing’s only publicly distributed lager. It was so normal that we couldn’t stand it so we made it into a coffee dopplebock. Ha, take that Germany, with your Reinheitsgebot purity law! Anyway, we use fair trade organic coffee from our friends at The Ugly Mug Cafe in Ypsilanti, MI We did a label contest and opened it up to the public for this beer. We had so many awesome entries that we couldn’t just pick one winner so we have 2 labels for this beer. We stagger the bottles in the six packs but with no order in mind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8581) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2014
355ml bottle (BierKompass.de) at 7.0% (6+:4:6:4:13=3.3+)
Nice reddy brown, large spongy head. Nice stale coffee grounds in the aroma, little more than that though. Simple palate, smoothish, with and rounded full roast, but crispish carbonation. Taste stale coffee grounds. Finish too. OK-ish, but a bit "why bother?". Alcohol completely totally hidden, respect for that. Kinda OK winter-time drink. But I’m left uninspired. Give me beer in my beer mug, and coffee in my coffee mug, thank you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (372) - SPAIN - MAR 12, 2014
Color rojizo oscuro opaco con espuma color crema, no muy densa. Aromas de café y trazos de azúcar moreno. En boca tiene un dulzor algo tostado de inicio pronto inundado por un agradable sabor a café. No es una mala cerveza, pero el café le quita cualquier carácter de doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1342) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pours a mahogany color with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and toasted malts and plenty of coffee. Flavor is of the chocolate, toasted, and caramel malts up front. The coffee flavor hits after that pretty strongly. Slightly bitter finish as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1521) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
This beer suits its name, the coffee is dominant and quite delicious. Body is the roasted malt of a doppelbock. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (2731) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2014
Fra fed, Søernes Ølbar. Rødlig brun, klar, beige akum. Dufter blødt og sødligt af cremet fløjlsfed mocca. Meget stoflig i munden. Smager af koldtvandsekstrakt. Meget vellykket, men man kan jo godt spørge sig selv hvad fanden det skal gøre godt for. Hvad gør kaffen for ølen, hvilke karakter-træk accenturerer den? Men ok, kombien af bock og kaffe fungerer mod alle odds overraskende godt, så jeg holder pænt min mund. Også selv om jeg umiddelbart kan drikke mere end 25 cl på een gang af dette fortættede bryg.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
koshack (15) - POLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Kolejny Perculator i ten sam problem. W zapachu i częściowo w smaku pojawia się dziwny aromat/posmak. Przypomina troche surowy bób. Zupełnie mi to nie odpowiada. W smaku czuć to dużo mnej ale tez nie jest zachwycający.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
vlan1 (151) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle poured into shaker. Hazy Cocoa brown color with average white head. Aroma of rich malt sweetness and burnt coffee. Taste is coffee forward with a bitter peppery coffee aftertaste. Not my thing at all

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
On tap at Beer Temple. Deep brown colour, beige head. Aroma of ground coffee beans, some malty sweetness. Flavour is ground coffee, sweet malts, dark fruits, burnt caramel, hoppy and coffee bitter finish. Medium to full-bodied. Tastes a lot smoother than expected from the aroma. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Poured dark reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of coffee grinds, molasses, caramel malt and dark fruit. Medium body, flavour is huge coffee beans, liquorice, nuts, some fruityness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1470) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Coffee grinds flavor mostly in the forst sips, after that it is a nice, yet slightly thin coffee flavor.

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