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Doryman's Dark Ale | Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Doryman's Dark AleDoryman's Dark Ale

Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Oregon, United States

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

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Photo of Realale
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy rich brown in color. Thick fine mocha head settles slowly, leaving nice lacing.

Nose is bready malt and a substantial amount of earthy leafy hop. There is a nice, but controlled citric note as well. Touch of chocolate and touch of molasses develop with time. Great nose!

Big and malty in the mouth, although there is a leading edge of orange zest. Touch of caramel, but its thankfully well-controlled, and a bit of roast coffee. Hops are present throughout, and the beer becomes a bit unbalanced towards hop as it warms. Finish is long and bitter.

Good bottle-conditioned mouthfeel, but could be carbonated a slightly higher rate for my taste. Very drinkable. Fine stuff.

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Photo of beernut7
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice deep dark pour with an impressive head. The aroma is malty with a crisp roasted character. The first taste pushes the roast and dark malts. Smooth body with a moderate bitterness growing past a hint of floral hop spice. Nutty malt comes through nearer an unbalanced finish giving a final impression of a sharply flavored Northwest brew.

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Photo of Shaw
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City, Oregon.

Nice and brown with a short head, Doryman's Dark Ale also has a malty aroma and a great flavor from the roasted malts and Cascade and Mt. Hood hops.

This ale is just a few degrees removed from a porter. It is a very good brown ale.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Medium/dark brown color, medium head. A medium bodied brown ale. Roasted malts, slightly sweet. Slightly spicy and somewhat floral hops. Good balance. Nice flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice beer. Etched/painted beer bottle.

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Photo of Gusler
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep sanguineous color on the pour, the head elephantine in size, creamy in texture, and a nice light tan in color, as the head evanesces, a thick and sticky sheet of lace is left behind to conceal the glass. Sweet lightly toasted malt dominates the otherwise fresh and clean nose with the start thick malt and the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish has a ferine acidity, the hops are prickly in their spiciness, quite dry and somewhat bitter aftertaste. A likeable beer, and one that I could get quite fond of.

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Photo of marc77
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Crystal clear deep ruby hue. Topped by a light tan, thick, persistent, densely creamy head. Foamy lace remains. The aroma is a unique melange of lightly juicy grapefruit Cascades and floral, noble esque hops along with roasted tinged dark caramel malt. Chocolate malt adds a rounding depth. A pleasure to inhale. Notes of nutty, brittle like sweetness upfront in flavor are quickly complemented by well integrated chocolate malt, which is dryish and akin to lightly sweetened cocoa powder. Judicious dark caramel malt presence is contrasted by an appropriately mild hop bitterness. Impression of demerara sweetness emerges mid palate along with a soft herbal hop flavor. Medium bodied with an agreeable smooth mouthfeel facilitated by both residual dextrins and carbonation lower than the norm. Hop bitterness diminishes late, allowing the chocolate malt character to become pleasantly milky sweet. Finishes lightly sweet, offset by mildly roasty fleeting chocolate malt bitterness. Doryman's Dark is a flavorful, superbly balanced brown ale. Malt and hop character nearly coalesce perfectly. Soft on the palate with superlative drinkability.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From Oregon's tiny (15 bbl) Pelican Pub & Brewery comes a multiple award-winning American brown ale!

A slightly hazy, reddish-mahogany body is topped by a frothy light-tan head that drops shortly to a creamy surface covering and leaves some very nice lace. The nose displays a touch of chocolate alongside piney and mildly citrusy hops. A very fine, restrained carbonation accentuates it's medium body leaving it smooth and creamy in the mouth. The flavor starts with a touch of citrus hops that quickly part to reveal a gentle maltiness that displays toffee and mild chocolate with a roasty edge. More piney and citrusy (mild grapefruit) hops appear across the middle and carry over into a lingering, dry and hoppy finish. Interesting, enjoyable, and quite drinkable. The hop flavor may be a bit overdone - the bitterness is well balanced - but hey, it's from Oregon! Really nice. Well worth trying.

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Doryman's Dark Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
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