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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2008
The coffee used in this brew is top shelf. Very rich aroma and taste. Moderatly sweet, creamy and smooth. You must like coffee in this one, as that dominates most everything. Melds nice with the dopplebock base.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
That1Guy (1939) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Thanks once again to Honkeybra. Interesting and complex. Lots of coffee flavor, with some chocolate coming through once it warms up Wish the malt sweetness would come through a little more. A cool experiment with beer, and I give em credit for that one. It is dynamic and cool, but still falls short as far as "would I want to try this again.” I think once is enough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle pours hazed dark amber with a decent head and some residual lace. The aroma is of malt, some light coffee, and floral notes. The flavor is very sweet and malty with some coffee hints to balance out the sweetness. The palate is quite dopple rich and nice and lively with micro bubbles. Overall, this is really quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear, dark copper color with a small light tan head. Aroma of coffee, caramel malt, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is smooth, creamy and lightly sweet. Has a mild roasted coffee overtone but yet still remains nicely balanced and complex. Has a pleasant, lightly bitter dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2008
dark coffee color , some tan bubbles that quickly disappear. aroma is of stromg coffee, with hints of malt. flavor is sweetened coffee, caramel, roasty malt. medium bodied, creamy mouth-feel, lightly bitter finish. the bitterness of the coffee offsets the sweetness of the malt nicely. a pleasant surprise to me. my good buddy cornfield provided the bottle. another of my good buddies designed the label.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown color with a quickly dissipating tan head. Strong aroma of burnt grain and espresso. Lots of coffee in the taste. Cocoa, cream and unrefined dark sugar notes as well. Slightly astringent. Surprisingly drinkable, with the body being lighter than expected. Not something I’d like to drink every day, but pretty good regardless.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2008
brown pour, off white head. aroma is old coffee grounds and the flavor is too. this one went overboard on the coffee. beer has a nice overall quality to it, but there was just too much coffee for me and I LOVE coffee!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Thanks 17thfloor! Pours a dark brown with a slightly reddish hue and a small white froth that dissipates quickly. Aroma is somewhat surprising. The coffee is there but is very muddled with sweetness like cream and sugar was added to black coffee. There are also some prominent fruits like plum and some nuts as well. Flavor is very coffee oriented too. Starts and finishes with coffee but it tastes like coffee that has been sitting in the pot all day, a little old. Not as much fruitiness in the flavor but some definite nuttiness and sweet malts. Bitterness in the middle but a fairly sweet finish. Medium body and fairly minimal carbonation. Strange beer. It is a bit like Surly coffee bender but with less complexity and character. The fruitiness in the nose threw me off too. Definitely very easy to drink though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
From a 12oz bottle - Pours a clear root beer color with small quickly dissipating head. Below average carbonation. Smells only of coffee and not much else in the nose. First sip is all coffee and more coffee. There is a fairly nice malt backbone. Very nice, very drinkable. Excellent bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5721) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2008
2 12 oz bottles shared at a beer tasting / monopoly game with my girlfriend and close friends. This brew was an interesting one. This brew pours a very nice. A very nice hazy brown, with barely a light shining through, with red notes mixed about. Head is nice and laces well. Aroma is powerful, coffee, but ground coffee, almost like the coffee aisle at Jewel-Osco. That kind of coffee. Taste is similar up front, masked by coffee largely, hiding a lot or any complexities there may be. A bit of a bitter finish, some hops or maybe just the coffee. Some light but potent darker roasted malts shine through in stages, that shine through touches of sweetness, almost like additives to a cup of coffee (Sweetener, etc.). Ligher side of medium bodied. Decent, not necessarily my think. I think the beer is good, but personally don’t like coffee masking my beers to hell.


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