Doryman's Dark Ale - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by oregone:
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Deep brown like week coffee or strong tea. Prodigious head os light tan that keeps refreshing itself.
S: Dark malt aromas. Hints of tea and coffee on the nose too. Bergamot and spiced chocolate.
T: More tea (Earl Grey), coffe and dark chocolate. herbal hops appear here to lending some brightness to the darker flavors.
M: Refrshing. The hops lift the beer a bit and the perfect amount of carbonation pushes it all back. Light/medium bodied, it's deceptively dark for the mouthfeel.
D: Excellent drinkability, which is essential for a well crafted brown ale. This screams 'session me!'
Well crafted. Definitly one I'll return to, but not one thats built to excite. Thankfully, I'm only looking for a tasty charaterful quaff in a brown, and this overdelivers for the style. Way overdelivers.
Serving type: on-tap
10-27-2010 21:54:19 | More by oregone
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3.34/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Quite a tall head in the Pilsner-style glass and the brew is a handsome chestnut color. Excellent retention on the whipped-cream foam. Plenty of suds in the mouth with a tangy carbonation. Not much aroma.
Moderate malt body. Roasty, toasty flavors with a dry bitter edge. Flavor is on the grainy side. Some sharp sensations of nearly blackened malt and acidic hops. Some may like the edgier style, but I don't get much hop flavor. Some caramel in the bitterness with a persistent herbal aftertaste.
This is drinkable enough, but for me it's a scratchy and bitter brew with harsher nip. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 06:18:10 | More by mactrail
3.54/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.
Appearance: rich, nutty-brown hue with a haze-free body and a light effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy tan foam; overall, a nice-looking beer.
Smell: relatively mild aroma of sweetish malt with a very light graininess and some light floral notes. Not bad, but a bit subtle for my taste.
Taste: lightly bready, biscuity malt with a bit of caramel character in the mix. Little hop character, although there's plenty of bitterness to balance this brew out. Again, objectively it's OK, but the biscuity character doesn't suit my palate.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and a nice, rich texture.
Overall: definitely not my favorite brew from Pelican, but it's a decent brown ale which is worth a shot. It didn't particularly float my boat, but if you like browns this one should at least be tried.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2013 21:38:28 | More by flagmantho
4.41/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Doryman's is a dark brown with a very slightly opaque quality and a red hue at the edges and in the light. A very nice tan cap of head rises; it's not huge, though it gets fairly high; it does, however, have more consistency than almost any beer I've ever seen. It's thick, creamy and tight. this thing stays together and it stays the whole way. I never drops to less than half a finger and it leaves thick, creamy lacing in patches most of the way down the glass. This beer looks very nearly perfect.
The nose isn't quite as hefty or complex as the flavor, but that's not saying anything bad about it. It gives up a nice, roasty malt profile first and foremost with something woody, earthy and smoky. In the flavor, the malt certainly remains the backbone but there's a very solid floral bitterness with a hint of citrus to it. This brown has more going for it than most of its kind. There's cocoa, a bit of smokiness/char, a touch of something slightly woody, and a hint of toffee pulling through at the end. Browns can be tough to make flavorful, but boy did Pelican Pub pull it off.
The feel is smooth and rich, absolutely rolling with a creamy smoothness all the way over just a bit of crsipness starting it off and remaining light but firm from a steady carbonation. It's rare to find a brown with a ricj, robust body; again, Pelican Pub really pulling it off.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2013 00:12:18 | More by Brenden
Doryman's Dark Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.