ogglethorp (916) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a soapy white head. Aroma is coffee, dark fruit, chocolate. Flavor is again chocolate, coffee, raisin, peat. Palate is medium bodied, medium to mild on the carbonation, finished sweet. I did not find this to be quite so repulsive as many others raters have.
heemer77 (5011) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Rusty brown colored body with a khaki head. The strong coffee aroma is expected. There are also some raisins and dark chocolate. The taste is milk chocolate and cheap coffee. This is like a flat cola with blueberry candy and cheap brown pancake syrup. I really like Dark Horse, but this beer is off the target. The coffee and the dopplebock parts of the beer do not work together and do not seem to be quality in the first place. One of the worst coffee beers I have tried and easily the worst beer I have had from Dark Horse.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with hoppymeal (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear brownish color with a red tint and smaller sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, smoke, ashtray, nuts, and caramel. I liked the way the coffee mixed in the aromas (then again, I am a sucker for coffee beers). Tastes of caramel, vanilla cream, lighter coffee, and nutty. I’ll give the apperance and extra point for the cool label.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one.
What a kickass label with a two-headed goat version of Lucifer(reminiscent of Slayer’s Reign in Blood & Show No Mercy album covers...but with gnarly bat wings - actually Baphomet as the designer, frankenkitty, pointed out to me.) sitting in a flame thrown with the extended two fingers and thumb signifying the anti-trilogy. On the forearm is tattood, "Ferment". An obvious showing that this Doppelbock is not the typical nod to Jesus, as the original Salvator was when the monks brewed it. No friends, this is something wicked with darkness brooding...and brewing for that matter. A coffee infused Doppelbock. I give these guys a lot of credit for trying something other than a coffee stout, or porter.
Appears a dark amber with a light tan head that slowly fades into a a mild cap of fluff. Scattered lacing is left all around the glass.
Smell is of smokey java, nuts, caramel, and vanilla with a mild raisin aroma buried behind the other goodness.
Taste is of the same aromas with some smokey java pulling ahead of the typical doppelbock toffee flavors that are hidden way in the background.
Mouthfeel is medium boded, semi-sweet up front, with a dry, roasty java finish.
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2012 Poured a clear caramel color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast, caramel malts, some smoke, and light cocoa. Taste was sweeter caramel, roasted malts, vanilla, and molasses.
TomDecapolis (4222) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a brownish amber with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of coffee grinds, vegetal and some grains. Flavor of light coffee, kind of thin, caramel, some grains and toasted malt.
Odeed (1751) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle from miketd.)reddish/brown with not much head.nice aroma of coffee,and some nutmeg.flavor is full of coffee.its then followed by some caramel,and chocolate milk.pretty tasty stuff.
BlackForestCO (958) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to miketd. Poured a nice copper brown color with a thin beige head. Aroma of roasted coffee. All I really get out of the flavor is roasted coffee also. A bit one dimensional, but definitely different. I have been wanting to try something from this brewery for a while, thanks for hooking me up Mike.
milewide (1203) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown color. Thin body. Coffee aroma and taste is upfront, but over-powers the malt and hops.
MrBunn (2219) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is a brown with some red highlights and a little bit of a head that leaves just a trace of tiny bubbles. Aromas are sweet and roasted malt... more of a brown sugar smell than coffee, which seems a bit strange. A little bit of a pungent and earthy burnt smell (coffee?) Flavor has a strange mix of sweetness and burnt/old coffee that then transforms into a more reasonable coffee aftertaste. All that said, I was hoping for something a little more interesting. Mouthfeel is fairly thin. I think this beer could be much better... the flavors seem to work together, just needs some help with the fullness and the transitions.