roner77 (35) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2006
For a beer from an unremarkable style, Doryman is a rare find. The beer has a rich toffee charcther with some nice bitters. The beautiful brown head lasted for nearly the entire pint as did the lacing. I could easily drink this beer often, as it makes for a very relaxing drink. keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
A sweet and roasty brown ale. Very delicious. Almost like a Scottish ale in sweetness and flavor. Scoutman (14) - USA - OCT 5, 2007
By far my favorite commercial brown ale. I have had it from the source and from the botlle. Very roasty and sweet, followed by a relatively hoppy finish. Its almost like an infinitly drinkable porter. austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Very NICE! Rich and extremely malty with thickness akin to a Scottish Ale. I suppose what makes this a Brown Ale is that there is some moderate hop action going on, particularly in the lingering aftertaste. Love the chocolate malt taste - itís definitely a keeper. Pretty, fluffy beige head and thickness make this brown ale a true winner. These guys did not skimp on the grain bill. Bravo! superspak (5504) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2012
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating but should be fairly fresh. Pours crystal clear reddish copper color with a nice 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Good foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, chocolate, toffee, nuttiness, herbal, grass, light earth, and light citrus. Nice aromas with good balance and decent strength. Taste of caramel, roasted grain, biscuit, nuttiness, chocolate, toffee, herbal, grass, earth, and light citrus. Light bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Awesome flavor robustness with great balance and complexity; no cloying flavors at all on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent brown ale! Nicely robust and balanced with nice complexity; very smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Not bad at all. My bottle says "American Brown Ale," and Iím not sure exactly what this means. More hoppy, perhaps, than the Euro varieties. Not as much malt forward. Quite good. Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2002
what a brown ale should look like, nice bitter/nuttiness BuckeyeBoy (7527) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2006
On tap at Pelican Pub & Brewery Pacific City OR. Pours out a dark brown with a small head. Very nice Brown ale. partyninja (17) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2008
Definitely not a British style Brown, much more complex and large. A little bitter and chocolatey at the end - probably the most challenging brown I have had. Excellent brew. hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
A: Amber with a good amount of beige head.
S: Some bread, toasted malts, maybe just a bit of caramel or toffee.
T: Nutty, slightly sweet with a fair amount of hop bitterness in the back. This presents a really nice balance.
M: good carbonation, a slightly dry finish.
O: This is one of the better hoppy browns that I have had. I liked it better than Bender and other similar in this style.