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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
musinj6 (466) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours a murky brown with one finger head and heavy lacing. Coffee up front with raisiny and caramel mixed in. Surpirsing spruce and tropical fruit hop notes. Combined mild sweet and strong bitterness that goes well together. Thin to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Long bitter coffee finish. This is unlike any beer I’ve ever had and I like it a lot. Starts off also like a stout, but thinner body of a bock with the dark fruit notes you’d expect. First inspection and taste made me wary, but I actually enjoy this one!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9292) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2015
Lahev: Cloudy, amber coloured, smaller lacy off-white head; solid coffeeish and roasty nose, nutty and caramelly, too, accompanied by tannic and port-vinous aromas; dryish bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied, quite soft; lingering - again - dryish coffeeish and vinous and bitter-malty finish. Very, very good…

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 17, 2015
bottle - at olbaren. dark amber with a bit of a haze and a lingering head; aroma of half-roasted coffee bean, grainy notes; decent caramel sweetness, some earthy spice and medium bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (263) - Soria, SPAIN - APR 22, 2015
Vierte ámbar con abundante cabeza de espuma y buena retención; aromas a cuero, caramelo, malta tostada y ligero café; en boca entrada media y licorosa con notas dulces, ciruelas y pasas y especias; cuerpo y carbónico medios en un estilo alemán con un toque de café; pos gusto largo, maltoso y dulce bien balanceado, aunque hay un sabor no reconocido que resulta un tanto extraño.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (862) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle (BBF 01.10.14). Dark amber with a large beige head. Sweet aroma of plums, dates, cocoa, caramel and coffee. Flavour is sweet with notes of plums, cocoa and coffee. Some bitterness, but the finish is mostly coffee and plums. Vinous with an intense aroma and a highly drinkable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2796) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2015
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of coffee and some malts. Taste is coffee and a hint of caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raoul_duke (169) - - JAN 3, 2015
Four pack courtesy of Katie. Smell is really nice. Coffee is intense. Appearance is burnt caramel. Very crisp flavor profile, I guess I don’t drink much lager. Coffee is underwhelming. the head sticks around forever, which I like.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4005) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Stas. Pours brown with a huge head, aroma coffee, nuts, chocolate, soil, flavor of chocolate, coffee, nuts, soil, caramel, medium bodied. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (7608) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle @ Studenterhuset, Århus. Pours dark brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, caramel, bread, wood, but also a strong vegetables note that i offen get in coffee beers. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, bread, nuts, nice strong coffee, dark bitter chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation, some warming alcohol. For me taste is alot better than aroma here, no veggies. 251014

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"looks like a doppelbock. smells like a doppelbock...at first. pretty intense coffee aroma after a few minutes, which is the beers strong point. lokks nice, a little thin for the style, but the flavor is quite nice too. bready, carmel sweet and bitter coffee. nice breakfast brew. "

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8423) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Stas. Brown with a beige head. Strong coffee ground aroma with some malt. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, a bit of nuts, some coffee ground and some acidity. Medium-bodied.


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