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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (11055) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 27, 2014
Süßlicher Kaffee-Malzantrunk mit geringer Rauchigkeit. Weich, etwas zu starke feinperlige Karbonisierung. Weiter malzig, wobei der Kaffee einen wichtigen aber nicht mehr so intensiven Eindruck wie im Antrunk macht. Wenig herb, zum Ende stärker. Weiches malziges Finish. 10/11/11/11/8/11

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kkleu357 (362) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Medium brown color. Very carbonated pour. Very odd aroma. Reminds me of a hot sauce smell. Tastes fine. A little coffee flavor comes through over the caramel taste if the body. This beer is just ok.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomekk1978 (569) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAR 23, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2014 Barwa: miedziana, klarowna. Piana biała, obfita, drobno pęcherzykowa, utrzymująca się. Wysycenie wysokie. Aromat: słodowość, karmel i dominująca nad nimi kawa. Rewelacja. Smak: karmelowa słodycz i wytrawna kawowa kontra. Świetne. Jeden z najlepszych, a z pewnością najciekwaszy koźlak, jakiego próbowałem. Tylko amerykanie mogli wymyslić takie połączenie. Pycha. Do tego piana rewelacyjna, utrzymująca się do końca !!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kirk36 (155) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2014
More coffee than beer...it's good. Slight chocolate melt aftertaste. String coffee front with a light carbonation and heavy head. Love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9945) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Keg at Craft Clerko, 14/03/14. Chestnut brown with a good sized tan head that retains well. Nose carries good roast coffee notes, spice, dark malts, nutmeg, fruitloaf. Taste comprises light cocoa, toned down coffee compared to the nasal assault but still well evident, pepper, spice, candied fruit rinds. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweetish licks in the close. Solid stuff, delivers the coffee as promised!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9616) - 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 (653) - Madrid, 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 (1363) - 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 (2389) - 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 (3227) - 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.

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