Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 629
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 21
Gots: 79 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: dogfishandi on 02-17-2012

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Photo of woodychandler
4.9/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Ah, top o' the mornin' to ye lads and lasses that are readin' this! I bought the bottle last week during my latest visit to Highland Pizzeria expressly for the purpose of drinking and reviewing it today, St. Patrick's New Beer Sunday Day 2013. Slainte!

From the bottle: "Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout is a very dark beer, but don't let the color fool you. In Ireland, stouts were originally brewed to be 'session beers' that were light enough to stick with for a long evening, but flavorful enough to be fun to drink. We use large amounts of roasted grains to develop the nice coffee and chocolate flavors and the famed East Kent Golding hop lends to the earthy aroma. It's brisk enough to pair with oysters, but bold enough to handle a burger."

I am so stoked to drink this today! The label is printed in gold for Brooklyn Brewery, Kelly Green for the Irish Catholics, Orange for the Irish Protestants and White for the eventual peace that will bring an end to The Troubles. The finger of rocky, deep-tan head was active with carbonation and quickly bubbled away on the morn, leaving some lovely lacing in its wake. Color was a deep-brown with little light penetration, just enough to show off its garnet highlights, especially at the edges. Talk about truth in advertising! The nose smelled of strong black coffee, dark chocolate and freshly dug dirt. Spot on, lads! Mouthfeel was medium and the roastiness of the malt was the prevalent flavor in the mouth. I would put it more towards coffee than chocolate in terms of initial flavor. It was on the finish that I really tasted the dark chocolate strongly. The lacing clung to the glass the way I clung to my maternal Grummy's leg as she moved about in her kitchen making Irish Soda Bread and other traditional meals when I was but a wee one. This was the perfect beer to start the day. May the roof above your heads never fall in and may the friends underneath it never fall out!

Photo of Beerlover
4.65/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great example pf a dry irish stout, smells of roast malts and slight coffee and smoke, taste compliments the aroma almost spot on, body is medium light, very drinkable!!

Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.61/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite "everyday beers". Flavorful enough to keep me interested all the way through, yet not so intense that it bogs you down after one or two. Excellent.

Photo of mjurney
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Black in color, deep ruby red hue when I held it to the light. Thick beige color head. Lacing looks nice on the glass.

Aroma:
Deep roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate.

Taste:
Deep roasted malts up front, sweet, dark chocolate, coffee, slight burnt toast. Hop bitterness is moderate, leafy-earthy. Faint dark fruit towards the finish. Body is medium, slight silky mouthfeel, a little lively carbonated, very smooth.

Photo of goochpunch
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a dark brown/ruby (almost black) body with a thin tan head. Smells very malty: toasty and roasty. Hops are a faint whisper of an aroma. Flavor is very light, with subtle malt sweetness and a roasted backbone. Finishes very dry. Mouthfeel is light bodied. Carbonation could be a touch smoother. I always look forward to this release. A great session stout.

Photo of Caveworm
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass, this has got a huge four finger thick, spongelike tan head, solid lacing, and a very dark brown body. Quite an eye-pleaser.

I smell toasty malt along with full bodied malts. Not much hops are hitting the nose, but I wasn't really expecting that.

Tastes also like toasty malts, also with a small touch of chocolate and coffee mentioned on the label. Pretty easy on the palate.

This brew's mouthfeel is smooth and clean.


I'll give Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery a 4.25 This is an easy-going stout that you can knock back a couple of and not feel sleepy. Nicely done by these guys.

Photo of bareju
4.24/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm a big fan of this american take on a classic style. It's packed with flavor and complexity you'd expect from a bigger stout, but is still light and easy drinking. Love love love. If I can find bottles of this it would be my go to easy drinking dark beer.

Photo of champ103
4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Queen Vic in Houston.

A: Pours a dark coffee brown, almost black with a bit of ruby around the edges. A two finger khaki head forms with good retention. Plenty of sticky lace is left behind.
S: Roasted and toasted malt. A bit of coffee and light cream. Dry, slightly bitter chocolate. Simple, but very nice.
T: Well balanced roasted malt and toasted bread/biscuit flavors. Some coffee and a bit of dry coco powder. Again, not a lot going on. Though everything works perfectly together.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A crisp, dry bite. Still smooth and creamy at the same time. So easy and enjoyable to drink. This pared perfectly with my fish n chips.

I am typically not a huge fan of Brooklyn, or the style for that matter. I guess when the style is crappy nitro abominations that is to be expected. Though this is excellent. Subtle, but with plenty of character to go around. I very much enjoyed this, and highly recommended.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An excellent session ale found on tap at Mad Mex Robinson, pours a pitch black body with a light khaki tan airy head...fluffy texture forming everlasting head that has great retention. Aroma kicks up mild herbal earthy mint like hop edge, amongst the dark roasted malts, creamy textured hints of dark chocolate and mild coffee but remains pleasantly roasty with malt character. I noticed a non nitro tap which was a plus and actually brought out more character in this beer. Dark roasted malts bring ample bitterness a touch of tea like leafy earthiness going on as well, but a semi sweet multi-dimensional malt complexity comes forth with each sip...hints of creaminess, dark chocolate roasts in a light stout form. Mouthfeel was medium bodied easy to drink, nothing cloying or harsh on the palate very approachable beer to drink in number. Overall, I'm happy to see Brooklyn putting out a stout other than Black Ops, or their Chocolate Stout, this was pure brilliance.

Photo of scootny
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A thick rich head with some staying power and a good amount of lace from a too cold bottle. Opaque dark brown with a tinge of red. Smell is well roasted barley with a healthy ale fruitiness.
It blossoms as it warms and gives a good bouquet with a coffee like profile. A bit of dough. Some sweet molasses notes flow in here and there. Taste is like the name. Dark roasted grain front with a lots of coffee and charred grains. Sweetness is of the burnt variety and fleeting at that. Finish is short and earthy with lots of dark grains and a touch of ale yeast. Very smooth drinking. Feel is crisp and light with well proportioned carbonation that lends itself to sessioning. A very good representation of the style that is an excellent session beer with a full flavor.

Photo of Amish_Ambush
4.11/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown, but not so thick that you cannot see through it. Pours a billowy tan head. Retains thick lacing.
Smell: Caramel, brown sugar, dark grains
Taste: Malty, a hint of chocolate notes. Slight nut finish
Mouthfeel: Pours out a find of syrupy, Medium bodied and a bit creamy
Overall: A solid dry Irish stout.

Photo of hoptualBrew
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black in color, when held to light some brown hues on the edges. Little to no, off khaki head, dies down immediately. No lacing. Looks rather bleak.

Sweet roast, bakers chocolate, cream, touch of caramel, and some shy fruit esters. No discernible hops.

Mild on the palate, with great nuances. Mild caramel and coffee roast up front lends way to a smooth chocolate and mineral character in the finish. Subtle, yet really smooth and meets the cut of complexity for the style.

Feel is good, carbonation is on point and finishes dry with a touch of creaminess.

Photo of Slatetank
4.07/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this as part of a mix-a-six from Giant in Linglestown, PA, enjoyed chilled from a Nonic.

The color is black with opaque clarity and thick deep beige rocky head with small beading which leaves copius lace on the glass -has a classic dry stout look. The smell is very enticing with lots of yeast notes and moderately high roasted barley aroma with mild raisin and mineral accents. The feel is very good with semi-dry entry and moderately carbonated with slight bitterness and roasted texture of dark grain with mild sweetness overall and light alcohol on the palate.

The taste has a slight fruity taste from the yeast with mild chalky mineral essence and semi-high roastiness with no real bitter burnt flavor just nutty and almost bready malt with mild creamy and raisiny taste in the back with some light bitterness and gentle woody earthy character as it finishes dry. This is a great beer, which is an excellent example of the style with appropriate abv and dry texture and plenty of flavor considering the low abv, I would order this over Guinness since it seems fresher in taste.

Photo of Billolick
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, BB June 2013 etched onto the bottle.

Pours dark brown, dark tan head, stays a bit, and leaves some sheeting and strands and bits of lacing.

Milk chocolate nose, with some vanilla and dark malts.

More chocolate on the palate. Milk chocolate, bitter chocolate, vanilla, roasty malts

Dry finish as advertized...nice new offering from BKLYN

Photo of enemyisyou
4.01/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Noticed this one around for the first time today and thought I'd give it a try - found a single remaining six-pack at the local bodega.

Appearance: Dark, dark beer with a nice tan head that dissolves within minutes but leaves a bit of lace. Looks almost purple held up to the light.

Smell: Hard to get anything on the nose of this one, just some faint barley and chocolate. Not unpleasant at all.

Taste: I haven't been expecting much of Brooklyn recently - when you live here it's everywhere and it's hard not to develop a love-hate relationship with the brewery. I definitely had a 'wow' moment tasting this brew. The chocolate and coffee notes are right out there, with a bit of bitterness and creaminess. Astounding this beer is less than 5% too.

Mouthfeel: Heavier than I hoped. Like the stouts and bocks I favor, you could session-drink this one, but you'll want a lot more water than normal due to the stickiness of the mouthfeel. Quite enjoyable to drink, but, despite the low alcoholic content, hard to drink more than a few.

Overall, this is not the type of beer that I drink often, but it's a surprisingly delicious brew from a brewery that never quite gets it right (to me.) This will have to be added to my 'tasty, sub-6%- cheap' beer rotation along with Yuengling's Bock and Longtrail Ale. Too bad I don't see it around that often.

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap. It has a roast nose - coffee and chocolate with some sweet notes. It pours dense black. It has the dry stout roast and burnt barley bitterness but it has traces of sweetness in the background that are separate from the roast. the body is medium full and the carbonation medium.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BB MAY 2015 3294 12:39"

Once you get past the question of why you'd want an Irish-style stout brewed in the US, you can then ask the question of how good it is.

It's not nitrogenated, although that didn't occur until 1964 with draught Guinness so it's not historic and doesn't really matter here. And it does have a little bit of a sour tang to it, which would be historically accurate, although neither this nor the current Guinness are even nearly as sour as the stouts of yesteryear would have been. I think the twang here is really just from a low pH, and not due to any soured beer added back in as Guinness does.

If you think along the lines of a Guinness Foreign Extra stout with a much lower starting gravity and adjusted bitterness you'll have a pretty good idea of what this beer is about. It's roast and chocolatey, and slightly caramelish. It's about the malt, and there's really just a little bit of hop in the flavor, which is probably not even equal to the fruitiness of the yeast, which is also limited.

It's a difficult beer to formulate in some ways because the style, really, is a bit disjointed. It's got spikes of roastiness, bitterness, and acidity; and there's some of that here but it seems that Brooklyn wanted to try to round it out at least a little bit to make it more drinkable, which it is.

So why would I want an Irish style stout brewed in the US? To celebrate Saint Patricks Day, of course! Although Guinness is seen as quintessentially Irish, it's actually an English company that persecuted the Irish. Arthur was a committed unionist and opponent of Irish nationalism; and his decedents financially supported the Ulster Volunteer Force and allegedly lent men and equipment to the British Army during the Easter Rising of 1916. So this year I'll have a Murphy's, a Beamish, or a Brooklyn... but I won't support Guinness.

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a pint glass. Pours black/dark brown in the glass with a think covering of mocha foam. Solid retention and lacing. The aroma smells of cocoa, roasted coffee and a good bit of ripe citric hops, all giving this a rich tanginess in the nostrils. The taste is the same, with a smooth mix of chocolate, dark coffee flavors, some rather assertive ripe citrus flavors and a then a dry roasted finish. The feel is medium with a smooth and creamy carbonation in the mouth. Maybe it was the freshness here on draft but those hops really had a nice pop to them, with this overall having richness to the flavors that I wasn’t expecting. Maybe not exactly to style but I really enjoyed this.

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout brewed by Brooklyn Brewery, with an ABV of 4.70% This brew pours out a deep brown color with a nice light brown head. It has the look of cola, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell is rich with grains and toasted malts. You also pick up some hops in the smell of this brew. This a real nice full bodied brew. The taste of Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout is , full of flavors, but it is smooth. You pick up on the toasted malts and grains in this brew. There is a lot going on in Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout, but it has a nice balance to it. There is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouthfeel is bold, smooth and refrishing. Brooklyn Brewery did a nice job with this brew, I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout a 4 out 5.

Photo of jtierney89
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep Deep brown color but with relatively good clarity. Tan tinged half finger of head. Nose consists of lots of coffee, roasted barley, some espresso, touches of asphalt.

A really nice session stout actually. Pretty bold on the roasty flavor on the back end but pretty brisk as well. Some sweeter grains up front followed by a huge explosion of roasted grains, coffee flavor, bitter black chocolate. The beer delivers with a nice super dry yet balanced finish and a lingering roastiness. Not bitter, but balanced very nicely. Medium bodied, burnt toast ends and toasted hearty breads. Great flavor and amazing drinkability.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout has a khaki, medium-to-thick head and a very dark brown (almost black) appearance, with red highlights under direct sunlight. Some thin lacing is left behind. The aroma is of dark coffee and dark chocolate, brown bread crust, and sugar, and the flavor is of the same, with some cream and black cherries. There is also some acidic sourness associated with this and a bitterness hidden in the background. Mouthfeel is medium, and Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout finishes dry, refreshing, and very easy drinking. Overall, this is delicious, and think it's one to try.

RJT

Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a deep clear brown with about 1/2 finger of tan head. There is minimal retention but a smattering of lacing. The aroma is dark roasted malt with a nice hint of earthy hops. The taste follows closely with the aroma with the hops coming in on the finish. The mouthfeel is to style, with a thinner quality. Overall, this is a well-executed Irish stout.

Photo of Wodstirrer
4/5  rDev +12%

A decent drinking beer....

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured with one finger of off white foam on a dark brown body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - a light aroma of dry, toasted grain and coffee.

T - dry grainy malt up front with some chicory. More roasty in the middle with bitter chocolate and light hops in the finish.

M - medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a very dry finish.

D - quite drinkable and well made, not complex but enjoyable.

Photo of WesWes
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pitch black color with a 1/2" tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a earthy, bitter, black malt scent along with a hint of roasted character and Irish stout yeast. It's quite dry, just the way it should be. The taste is good as well. It has a bone dry, black malt flavor that goes down quick and easy and finishes bitter and earthy. It's true to style and highly quaffable. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a tasty seasonal beer. It's so smooth and sessionable.

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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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