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Doryman's Dark Ale | Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Doryman's Dark AleDoryman's Dark Ale
BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
156 Ratings
Doryman's Dark AleDoryman's Dark Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Oregon, United States
pelicanbrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by NeroFiddled on 04-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,084
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
156
pDev:
10.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 68
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

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Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of TaborTime
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Kylemif
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mfrace73
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Phobicsquirrel
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of C_S
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Eric908
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DaveRinn
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of leftoverburrito
2.5/5  rDev -34%

Photo of casapy
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of bvermilion
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of SeaAle
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of flagmantho
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of Brenden
4.4/5  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.

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Photo of kylemckinnis
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice finger of tan head on a clear, brown body.
Aroma is a faint toasted malt.
The taste is a roasted malt throughout, a little nutty and mild bitterness in the finish.
Smooth texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.
Great flavor and balance throughout. The smell was the only letdown for being so faint.

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Doryman's Dark Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 156 ratings
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