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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dusty coffee, moderate roasted and caramel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110129]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small and off-white head. Aroma is distinct herbal coffee, rather little else. Sweet caramelish to chocolate with again a very dominating coffee herbal flavour. Sweet and bitter finish, lasting herbal coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and some coffee. The flavor is sweet with notes of coffee, caramel, spices, and malt, leading to a dry finish. Thanks Theis for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a cloudy deep amber with an off-white head. The nose is completely dominated by dusty, herbal coffee acents. There may be a hint of sweet roasted malts underneath. Medium body, hard roast malt and dry and distinct coffee notes. Coffee astringency in the finish. The coffee is really dominant. 290111

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (19992) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2011
Bottled (thanks Papsoe!). Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is black old coffee as well as some mild sourness. Flavour is old black cold coffee along with toffee, mild toasted notes as well as some slight caramel. Pleasantly balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19639) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle at home. Hazy red brown coloured with a huge off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, coffee and freshgrinded coffee. Sweet flavour of caramel, coffee and freshgrinded coffee. Sweet finish of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15489) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2010
Draft @ The Map Room, Chicago IL. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty coffee aroma with some weak hint of chocolate. Sweetish roasted malty coffee flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle from Havnens, Vejle
Dark amber to brown color with red hue, hazy; generous head; evident sediment, is it a bottle conditioned Doppelbock???
I’m not convinced by the aroma of coffee pot (office stryle), but there is a nice peppery note.
The body is medium structured, and the mouthfeel tends to be dry, also because of the high carbonation; if it’s a true Doppelbock, the fragile malt and caramel flavor is partially covered by the quite strong coffee; some liquorice appears, uninvited; the bitterness level is medium strong, including the charred bitterness from the coffee.
Interesting for the experience, but not fully convincing after all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are rich coffee, vegetables, caramel, malt and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Pours dark amber with a small off white head. Cold cofffee bean( the day after nose).Intense coffee flavor with a bit of caramel. Smooth. Medium bodied. One dimensional - quite tasty!

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