Dominion Bernie's West Coast Excursion Brown Ale | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by meathookjones on 02-10-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by garthwaite:
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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brought a growler of this home from the brewpub. Extremely dark brown with a big-bubbled frothing head that stuck around for the entire pint. Spicy herbal & citrusy hops balance the big malty nose. Caramel based, nutty with hints of honey and chewy toffee. Big hop kick is unexpeced, but makes this quite a unique experience. Luscious blend of grapefruit, hazelnut, spice, and caramel with a touch of buried peat. Mildly acidic with no trace of alcohol. Moderately bitter and better as it warms. Quite a unique & enjoyable treat - l do love it when Old Dominion experiments.

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3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the brewpub. It is billed as a hoppy double brown ale. It appears a dark brown with a light tan head that leaves scattered bits of lace on the glass. Aroma is quite interesting as it is filled with a strong floral and earthy hop notes. More in the background is the typical brown ale scents with a light sweet caramel and a touch of nuttiness. Taste is similar with a huge hit of hops up front before the malt. Carmel, Nuttiness and a touch of chocolate were present. Unlike the smell which seemed to meld well the taste seemed a little off like the hops and malts didn’t play well together. If it was a little more cohesive it would be great. Body is creamy with a about a medium feel to it. It goes down pretty easy as well and I could have a few. If they tightened the taste up a bit this could be a real winner.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap 03/18/05 at the OD Brewpub and from a growler on 03/21/05.

Very dark brown with a full creamy coffee/brown head with decent sheets of tan lace. Very interesting strong roasty coffee malt character with a strong amount of herbal and citrusy hops in both aroma and taste -- very nicely balanced. Medium-full bodied and smooth with a dry bitter finish.

An Interesting beer and very different from a style perspective but not too far from some American Imperial Stouts I've had...

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Dominion Bernie's West Coast Excursion Brown Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 3 ratings