Monday, November 7, 2011

Dark Horse Brewing Coffee Dopplebock: Review

I've written in the past about the mighty Dark Horse Brewing, the brewer that owes nothing to convention, and have more to say about their Perkulator coffee dopplebock over at Chicago Foodies.  I just want to add that if you get a chance to check this unique brew out, do so.  To smell it is enough reason to pour one.

Have you ever seen a child walking alongside a parent whom they nearly perfectly resemble?  Well, I have and it's scary to think that someone handed down their genetics to someone else, seemingly, without any visually apparent involvement of another.   That's the story with the Perkulator except in the context of fermentation, not genetics.  Perkulator smells like Dunkin' Donuts coffee and your nose swears you're about to drink a cold cup of it.  The lightly sweet malts and tickle of carbonation inside the relatively clear lagered body tell you otherwise.

A strong roasted coffee flavor and java acidity give it a nice nip to it and deliver it from the ordinary world of Dopplebocks into the only world where nothing is as it seems: The Imaginarium of Dark Horse Brewing. 

3.8 of 5 stars.

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