Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.24/5 rDev +19.1%
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.
03-16-2013 00:24:08 | More by champ103
4.14/5 rDev +16.3%
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.
04-08-2013 00:43:22 | More by scootny
4.13/5 rDev +16%
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.
04-07-2012 18:48:35 | More by WVbeergeek
4.13/5 rDev +16%
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.
03-04-2013 01:09:28 | More by Amish_Ambush
4.11/5 rDev +15.4%
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.
06-12-2013 04:25:57 | More by hoptualBrew
4.06/5 rDev +14%
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
01-18-2013 00:27:37 | More by Billolick
4.06/5 rDev +14%
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.
03-12-2013 13:57:28 | More by Slatetank
4.04/5 rDev +13.5%
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.
05-06-2013 02:43:01 | More by enemyisyou
4.03/5 rDev +13.2%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black in color, with a moderate cap of tan foam.
Taste-Dark roasted malt, coffee, subtle hop note leads to a dry finish. Good flavor and character throughout. A fine session stout.
01-28-2013 19:15:47 | More by hosehead83
4/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
03-20-2013 14:31:19 | More by Kegatron
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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