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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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Reviews: 145
Hads: 632
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 23
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +10.8%
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.


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Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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Photo of WesWes
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
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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Photo of hosehead83
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black in color, with a moderate cap of tan foam.
Aroma-Roasted malt
Taste-Dark roasted malt, coffee, subtle hop note leads to a dry finish. Good flavor and character throughout. A fine session stout.

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Photo of Kendo
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the growler into a Sam Smith's nonic on Saint Patrick's Day, 2012 - and wondering whether that's a fax pas given the Irish/British history. . . . Anyway, on the pour it appears brown, but once it settles into the glass it looks to be black with brownish-mahogany edges. Small khaki-colored head on top.

S: Roasty, with earthy and leafy hops.

T: Nice - a lot of flavor for a low-alcohol beer. Roasty is the word that keeps coming to mind. It's almost porter-like in flavor at times, with a hint of chocolate malt, roasted barley, charcoal and a very dry finish.

M: Light to medium in heft, carbonation is modest. Overall feel is good.

O: Nicely done. Full-flavored, dry. Meets the style guidelines just about perfectly.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - I guess I poured it too hard since I got two inches of deep mocha head. As a light Irish stout I am also impressed how deeply opaque the beer is if not pitch black.
S - Has a touch of yeast and roast. Really mild if any chocolate. Smells kind of like a black lager.
T - Not too sweet or roasty but it does have a mild bit of dark chocolate tone to it. The finish is quite crisp giving me some balanced hops and a nice bit of dry yeast that flows into the next sip.
M - Medium bodied and quite creamy. An easy going Irish stout.
Overall damn I am not sure why I haven't found this around PA but this is a great session stout with just enough flavor to keep me interested. Really filled my craving for a stout.

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Photo of MattyG85
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul. Served in a standard shaker pint glass. This comes in at 3.9 ABV according to the bar beer menu.

Appearance: Dark black with a little bit of a brownish color on the edges of the glass. Moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of light tan head with decent retention and lots of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A fairly sweet aroma of dark roasted malts with hints of caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and nuts. Nice biscuit like smell with some sugar. Light hint of earthy hops in the background.

Taste: A roasty and yeasty taste of dark biscuity malts. Some notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, sugar, and a little bit of nuts. Light earthy noble hop presence towards the finish. Pretty nice for such a small beer.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. Starts somewhat sweet and has a drying finish.

Overall: A very good take on an Irish Dry Stout. Very impressive taste for an ABV lower than the typical mass produced light beer.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours to a frothy head that dies to a thin ring but does try to lace. Aroma is sweet, malty and very roasty. Flavor mirrors the smell and finishes with a slightly creamy, coffee like character. Mouthfeel is medium-full and satisfying. Well done Brooklyn!

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4/11/15 (Bottle) -Nice dark black pour with mild carbonation and a nice generous tan head with decent thickness. Very enjoyable aromas including roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and hazelnut. Beer tasted excellent, with the rich aromas all present and enjoyable. Nice going down, felt the carbonation. Beer not very strong, and makes a great paring with a meal or dessert. Excellent offering by Brooklyn Brewery!

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

BB JUN 2013

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a foamy, sandy brown head that settles out at a steady pace.

Smell: Roasted malts with a light scent of coffee, a little chocolate, too, and oven-roasted nuts. The hops mingle with the maltiness in the aroma to give a slight touch of Captain Black tobacco.

Taste: Malts notes of cola flavors, bittersweet chocolate, charred nuts, some dark caramel, roasted malt. Medium-low sweetness. English hops provide a little herbal bite and sufficient bitterness. A little hint of smokiness and some fruitiness comes out upon warming. Drying, herbal, nutty, mildly roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Not bad! I'm actually happy have a readily available dry stout in bottles that isn't nitrogen infused.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

would've expected this to be on nitro...

it's dark-dark, ruby highlights...good - head, coffee/tan, but spongy-foamy - laces fairly well

somewhat slightly hoppy aroma, but not nearly as much as I've experienced with other domestic interpretations, as well as the well-known, oft-encountered Irish examples - sort of that mineral, cold-clean, slick-roast thing - not bad, but weak considering straight tap...

fantastic blend/ratio of dark coffee, chocolate, and licorice flavor - leans mostly toward licorice, but it was great - faint hop bitterness, roast fell into the background, merely as a accentuating element to the dark malt collage

despite it having a noticeably more apparent viscosity in mouthfeel than is standard for the style, and subsequently seeming a little more fuller-bodied, it was a silky, stellar drink - in the end dry and immensely pleasing

all in all, this offering retains key qualities of the style, but adds some dimension to the product, giving it more depth and complexity, but arguably, expertly falling short of stepping out of bounds - hey, i like it!

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Photo of ColdWaffles
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brooklyn's version of the Irish Dry Stout has made it to 12 oz bottles, re-dubbed "Dry Irish Stout" and in a beauty of a green and orange bottle. Delighted to try this one, wanted it since I knew they made one. Presumably not quite as good in a bottle, but oh well.

Appearance: Black. Had a nice brown head, but it hardly lasted unfortunately.

Smell: Smells the part. The bottle actually sums the scent up well enough. Roasted grains produce coffee and chocolate. Nice and rich aromas.

Taste: Pretty flavorful. Lots of roasty flavor, obvious notes of chocolate and coffee. This is what it says it is, and I have no problem with that at all. A little two dimensional, but it's not bad by any standard. Nice hop notes on the end give it some more character. A very earthy drink.

Mouthfeel: Particularly carbonated, actually. Nice sessionable lighter body. Not my favorite feel on a stout, but not bad.

Gotta say, not quite how I expected it, but very good overall for a bottled "Irish" stout.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Irish Dry Stout

LOOK: Dark brown with an off white foam topping and plenty of lacework on the 22oz glass.

SMELL: Roasted malts, coffee and fresh dark bread.

TASTE: Chocolate and coffee from the hefty malt profile, mild citrusy hop for balancing. Mildly bitter, nice roast, semi dry finish. Medium bodies and well carbonated.

OVERALL: A nice little dry stout with some character. Perfect session brew.

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Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a darker off white 1/2 finger slight creamy fizzy head that fades fairly quickly, no real lacing, almost pitch black color pretty much no light coming through.

Nose light roasty malts, light black malt, hint toasty biscuit like malt, caramel. Hops are light but interesting, light earthy grassy, but a hint of minty pine.

Taste starts with dark malts, little chalky and quite dry, black malts with a touch of acrid and slight char, maybe even burnt, that send to come with the powdered flavors. Fair bitterness from light earthy hops, faint hint of pine. Malts also bring light caramel and toasty biscuit. Finish is still quite dry, lingering bitterness with more earthy hops, little chewy hop, light black malt too.

Mouth is med bodied, nice carb, quite dry overall.

Overall not bad, decent malt profile but gets slightly burnt acrid, nice hop addition, etc.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not sure how to judge this style but I took an educated guess. It looks dark and has some head, so that's good. It looks appetizing.

The aroma is slightly off, but not bad. Off of what, beats me. It has no major hops characteristic, more of a malt and a tiny bit of yeast.

The taste is mild. Perhaps it is to mild for the style, but I found it very drinkable, and the aftertaste similarly was very refreshing. You could have a bunch of these (alas I have but one).

Overall, a fine, very drinkable brew. Well made, as I would expect from this quality brewer.

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Photo of Tschnab
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- a very deep brown that appears black, with a two inch mocha brown head and some lace.

S- a subtle roasted note with some black coffe and milk chocolate. A sweet malt as well.

T- just like the nose, but with more chocolate malt. This is a really really smooth stout, and the light roast notes are perfectly subtle based on the style.

O- had this one on st. Paddy's day, a perfect day for a beer like this. At 3.9%, this is a remarkably flavorful stout.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up out of the singles bin from the LCBO for $2.00 CDN. Excited to try this dry Irish stout as the colors of Ireland are well represented on the label. Served fairly cold into into a pint glass.

Appearance - Dark brown, nearly black, with 1.5 fingers of dense tan head. The sticks around for a good long while and leaves some soapy lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell - Nice roasty chocolate and coffee blend. Not a lot else there, but this has particularly good interplay between the two.

Taste - Nice soft coffee and dark chocolate flavor, yet light bodied and sessionable, but with full flavor. It's not extraordinary, but it's really well done.

Mouthfeel - Wow. Smooth light bodied and very sessionable, but retains the flavor profiles within the style. Well carbonated makes this like silk in the mouth. While I find most beers in this style are very smooth, Brooklyn's just seemed to have a lot of little things add up to make it and exceptionally smooth brew.

Overall - Very tasty brew with a great feel, thirst-quenching and flavorful yet light enough that I wouldn't be restricted to one or two of these, which usually i am on darker beers.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB date of June 2013 - so just under the ropes.
Nice soft coffee aroma.
Very dark with tan head with a creamy look and ample lacing. Highlights of deep red.
Medium light mouthfeel lending an easy drinkability quality. Higher levels of carbonation. Even with the more watery feel and high bubbles still comes across as reasonably smooth.
Bitter, but not really. Still holding a light sweetness, a pinch of tartness, some coffee and roasty notes.
This is consistent with all the beers I've had from this brewery. Hitting classic styles in a even-handed and highly drinkable manner. It was consistent with my expectations and a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is quite the roasty and toasty stout. The dry tone doesn't really show up until the back end. But the roasted character really overshadows everything else, but not in too obnoxious a fashion. Easy to drink and consistent. Nice session beer, though I think it leans more towards American stout than a dry Irish one.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark caramel brown. Persistent tan head that leaves a ring and wet slippery lace. Pours with a thickness. Nose is roasty grain. Smooth sweetness from caramel under that. Earthy, coffee and a malty sweetness. Taste is good. Sharp and full of flavor. Roasty gran with a slight hop bitterness to give it edge. Drinks dry and very crisp. Lightly sweet. A smooth and quick drink that finishes dry and with plenty of maltiness to linger. Textbook dry stout with a rich and full mouthfeel. Smooth and creamy too.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz glass @undergroundedm, during the kickoff of their Brooklyn tap takeover.

This beer appears a very dark, almost black brown, with pervasive reddish highlights, and one finger of dense, puffy beige head, which leaves some bubbling chauldron lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of dry roasted malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, day-old coffee, and muddled citrus, leafy hops. The taste is more of the same, in a goodly way, with the toasty, roasty, and lightly caramelized malt, milk chocolate, a separate lactic sweetness, subtle standing coffee, and very understated citrus and earthy hops.

The bubbles are predictably low-key and underpowered, the body medium-light in weight, mostly smooth (the char seems to interfere here), and a tad creamy overall. It finishes off-dry, the nutty chocolate pushing through the roast.

A tasty enough Irish dry stout, with a fair bit more sweetness than expected, but that doesn't really matter, as it all works together to produce a commendable alternative to you-know-who.

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Photo of tdm168
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - black with a large, dense, brown head that has good retention

S - roasted malts, faint burnt sugar, faint caramel

T - roasted malts, creamy, faint caramel, underlying burnt sugar, very faint coffee, a mild bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a nice, flavorful dry stout. This has more flavor than a Guinness, though it may not be as traditional. This one has plenty of what I consider "Americanized" characteristics such as the faint coffee notes, caramel, and sugary aspects. Traditionally, (right or wrong, I'm not sure) I expect this style to be smoother with a more chocolaty, creamy, smooth, and roasty. Overall, though I liked this beer. It was highly drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Best before May 2014. Date stamp of 3163 1221.

Appearance: Very dark brown with some ruby red highlights when held up to the light. Light tan died very quickly after pouring to leave a tiny ring at the edge. Small occasional strands of lacing noted.

Smell: Cocoa powder, roasted malt, barest hint of black coffee and something very faint that reminds me just a tad of curry powder on a deep inhale.

Taste: Nice roasted malt, burnt sugar, hints of chocolate and mocha. Good bitter finish from the roasted malts and English hops.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation (just below fizzy) with a dry finish. Some thickness under all that carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Not a "wow" stout, but very drinkable and tasty enough to reach for another without qualm. I think it is overcarbonated for style, but otherwise a good enough beer. Went well with corned beef and colcannon.

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Photo of AmitC
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4.7% ABV. Hell.

Pours a dark brown porter like thin liquid. Dark black inside the glass. One finger thick tan colored head that fades really fast. Before you know it, it's gone. Decent lacing on the sides. Opaque.

Aroma is very low to only moderate. Roasted malts are all i get. Typical dryness.

Taste give a lot of toasted malts that are slightly burnt up. Some what bitter due to charred character of malts. Very plain taste. Dry finish, of course.

Mouth feel is light-medium. Smooth. Moderate to slightly high carbonation. Goes down very easily only if you like the bland taste that is.

Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 3.5

Guinness clone. Only that Guinness is better.

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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.