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RATINGS: 616   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1289) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle from Bulldog Cafe. Aroma is coffee, and coffee. Taste is coffee (with caramel and bread) Nice.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2689) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2014
If you like coffee, this is the smell for you. Flavor wise, not so much. A little too sweet without the in tenseness if the coffee aroma. Beautiful to look at and pretty good to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3891) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle 33cl, a brown amber beer with huge head and good retention. Nose is chocolate with vegetable touch. Aroma is on vegetables, spices, chocolate beans, light coffee, vegetables, nuts, bit strange, burnt coffee notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
strong coffee and spice aroma. they call it a lager but tastes far from that. piney finish with a coffee taste. had a bottle pour at home. pours orangish brown in color with a cream head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2006) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of bitter coffee malt. Hazy amber brown color, 5" bubbly ivory head that takes its sweet time dropping to 1/2", frothy waves of lace. Taste is sweet lactic malt with coffee and chocolate that glides through the palate to a bittersweet finish. The lingering "lees" turn sweeter as they fade. Really surprising in how balanced and drinkable it is.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (101) - GREECE - SEP 2, 2014
330 ml bottle at home. Dark red-brown color with big light beige head. Aroma is coffee with a lot of spicy notes and musty. Taste is light malty sweet, a lot of coffee and some caramel. The finish is quite spicy, I feel a light burning on my tongue, slightly bitter and alcoholic. Light body, oily feel, a lot of carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jethro6191 (435) - Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours brown with a dense ivory head. Dominant coffee aroma. Iced coffee, cream, bread, and spicy notes. Light to medium body. Smooth mouthfeel with some warming alcohol. Very good coffee beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
12 oz bottle pours a hazy reddish brown under a huge creamy beige head that lasts and creates nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, bread, and caramel. Taste is not overly malty or yeasty, thanks to the coffee bitterness. There’s some spice and a bit of smoke in the finish. Body is medium, but with too much carbonation. This is a very satisfying, unusual doppelbock with memorable artwork on the label. I hope to find this one again.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (170) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwoodward (566) - - JUL 11, 2014
From a bottle. Delicious, an almost smoky coffee flavor. Not over the top maltiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (231) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Dark brown, ruby in color, beige head. In aroma dark malt, coffee, caramell. In taste big beer, malty, bit of chocolate with a strong coffee flavour. The beer is full bodied, has medium bitter end to alance the sweetness. ’in overall very solid, good brew.


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