Pours clear with a few inches of medium sized bubble, tan foam. Retention is bit above normal and froths on the top as it recedes. Lacing is sporadic, tiny, and slippery.
Aroma is light on the sniffer with touches of roast, caramel, nutty, and toasted malts. Sweet.
Taste is sweet up front as caramel flavor touches the lips, the middle is quickly greeted with a sudden build up of hops and bitterness hiding toasted flavors, while the end brings it together with a splash of nut and herbal hops that leaves a lingering effect.
Medium body with quite the spritz carbonation with a dryness to the palate.
This has all the aspects of a brown you would want with just enough hop profile to almost balance out all the sweet malts. The only shortness here is the aroma not keeping up it's end. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 21:02:45
Tasted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
$0.00 for 22 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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This beer originated as a prize-winning homebrew many years ago. When Darron, the Brewmaster, began designing the beers for the Pelican Pub & Brewery, he adapted his old 5-gallon homebrew recipe to his new 15 bbl (465 gallon) brewery. It was well worth the effort, for not only has the Doryman's Dark Ale been a perennial favorite here at the Pelican, but it has garnered prestigious professional awards.