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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomekk1978 (1307) - Z±bki, 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2010
bottle thanks to StFun, pours hazy dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, sweet coffee.....very nice aroma. Flavor is complex with green raisin, brown sugar, coffee, nuts, bitter cocoa. This is a great beer, very flavorful and the coffee adds a neat backbone to the classic doppelbock flavors without dominating. ISO more!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBuss (11) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Outstanding! Great to have a coffee beer that is not a porter or stout. Dark Horse is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Nice, deep, dark roasty nose. Light and bouncy on the palate with a black coffee impact (give me this on a Friday night after a long week and I can go for hours!).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Damn... this is good. Huge coffee notes in the nose that really come through in the taste. My fiance said "Ooh... this is like coffee AND beer. I should drink this in the morning!" I can’t disagree with her. Light and smooth with an easy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Muddy mahogany with fair tan head / Rich nose of wine, coffee, and tobacco / Medium body, chewy, moderately sweet, with good balance of big malts and hops, and with long finish / Winey flavors of coffee, oak, semisweet chocolate, and apple / Terrific.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2009 i do not like dopplebocks, so i was not expecting good things from this new Dark Horse brew. thankfully, i was surprised. pours dark brown with off-white head. nose is coffee all the way, perhaps chased by a bit of sweetness. palate is crisp and refreshing. taste is heavy coffee and resembles nothing like a dopplebock. this delicious brew is a bit sweet and certainly one of my absolutely favorite beers. similar to furthermore’s obscura, but with more coffee notes. there are only a few coffee beers better than this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Most pronounced flavors in this full bodied dopplebock are malt, coffee, and a roasted finish. Super delicious lager- the way I wish more lagers were crafted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2009
12oz. served into Duvel tulip glass. Pour is deep brown with small quick deminishing caramel colored head. Aromas of coffee, caramel, and some molasses. Flavor is upfront with loads of coffee, roasted malts, and finishing with a small amount of warming alcohol. I would say this one is a straight up coffee bomb. I could drink this right when I wake up every morning. Very impressed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5111) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Rich aroma is like fine roast coffee with just a hint of powdery unsweet chocolate. It pours a clear cola brown with a fine-bubbled pale tan head that sticks around for a bit. Mouth-filling flavor is mainly of quality coffee with an undertone of chocolate and hints of malt, caramel and nuts. Texture is fairly smooth and has a good tingle to it. A bock? Tastes more like a porter or stout than a bock to me - but whatever they call it, I call it delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Pour from a bottle is a nice clear amber red with a light cream head. Aroma is a nice coffee roast. Taste has a slight spice followed by a nice bitterness from the coffee. Has a dry finish.

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