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Doryman's Dark Ale - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

115 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
14 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 5.8% by volume
Bitterness: 42 IBU
Color: 33 lovibond

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 04-21-2003)
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from 22oz bottle into imperial pint glass

A-almost a burnt orange color with about a two finger head that left some lacing as it faded to a small cap

S-some piney hops when I first poured into the glass but that seems to have faded away and now it is a faint carmel smell

T-some chocolate and carmel but not much and then it has a piney hop finish

M-good carbonation medium bodied

O-good but not great, I would probably have it again if I get the chance but won't necessarily seek it out

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 12:40:03 | More by tvv375ia
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Enjoy by July 27, 2014.

It pours brown with reddish highlights, a good 2 finger head of foam that shrinks slowly, leaving almost a complete layer on top of the beer.

The smell is a mix of roasted malt, a hoppy bitterness that almost borders on being fruity, and some notes of sweet malt.

In the taste, there seems to be a nice balance amongst the smells I noted above. It's very smooth and tasty and very easy to drink. I just reviewed another Brown Ale that was more assertive with the hop bitterness and I liked it a lot, but this is JUST as enjoyable, in different ways.

On the light side of medium bodied, on the lower side of medium carbonation, the mouthfeel is good.

A very nice well made brown Ale. I enjoyed it.

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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.

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Doryman's Dark Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.