Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 508 | Reviews: 125 | Display Reviews Only:
2.1/5 rDev -41%
Arrives dark, nearly black, with a solid finger-width of tight foam resting on top. Retention is not so great as it dropped to a film in under 60 seconds. Good lacing though.
Smell is .... restrained. Weak. Coffee, cardboard and light malt notes are all I found.
Taste is weak, too. Weak coffee, toasted malt and cardboard notes are all that show up to the party and that's sad as Brooklyn is usually way better than this. The balance is good but so underwhelming.
To top off the Guinness recreation the body is light and watery with little aftertaste. Effervescence is appropriate and well done but that and lacing alone will not save this beer. If I wanted a pin of the most famous stout I would have ordered it instead. This needs to be redone. An ashy note does show up in the aftertaste. Slight warming as well.
06-20-2012 22:38:15 | More by PorterLambic
2.38/5 rDev -33.1%
Bottle: Poured a dark color stout with a large brown foamy head with very limited retention. Aroma of light dry roasted malt is not as powerful as I had expected. Taste is reminiscent of dry roasted malt with light Coke notes. Body is thin and carbonation is way too strong for style and resemble more of a cola than a beer. Drainpour.
03-29-2014 00:30:17 | More by Phyl21ca
2.53/5 rDev -28.9%
A - Pours dark with a slight head that dissipates soon after.
S- Strong chocolate, roasty notes
T - The carbonation took some of the taste away for me. Seems pretty bland compared to the smell, although I do get some slight chocolaty, roasty flavors coming through.
M - This feels like it has more carbonation than most dry stouts I've tried. Other than that, it has a typical light, airy feel and is easy to drink.
03-08-2013 05:17:33 | More by mdanberg
2.54/5 rDev -28.7%
A: Pours an opaque black with a fizzy khaki mousse that disappears within seconds.
S: Very neutral on the nose-subtle scents of roasted grain, cream, coffee, and leather are barely noticeable even after the beer starts to warm.
T: Fleeting impressions of coffee, cocoa, vanilla bean, leather, caramel, heavy cream, and roasted grain are overpowered by a chalkiness that is very much out of place in a beer of this style. The finish is laden with a harsh minerality which renders the subtle notes of roasted grain and coffee barely perceptible.
M: Fairly full in body and typically dry. Carbonation is intense and prickly for the style. If it were toned down just a bit, this would be spot on in terms of texture.
O: I really hope this is a bad bottle because very little about this beer reminds me of some of the better Irish dry stouts on the market. I tend to be a fan of Brooklyn Brewery, but some of their recent products concern me. This one is a real bummer, doing little to assuage my fears that the quality of the brewery's output has been slipping over the past couple of years.
05-02-2014 17:56:35 | More by mrfrancis
2.59/5 rDev -27.2%
Thin, watery, and not a nice finish. This beer is probably the most disappointing of the Brooklyn beers I've ever tasted. This is not near as good as Guinness domestic (which itself is overrated).
If you want a good stout, look elsewhere. The Brooklyn dark chocolate stout is excellent. Albeit in a different category, there is no reason this brewer cannot make a really first class dry stout.
02-05-2013 02:49:40 | More by freystout17
2.63/5 rDev -26.1%
Another beer to celebrate St Patrick's day. This would poured someone lighter and easier than most Irish Stouts. I could not detect really anything in the nose. The first sip, all I felt was the large amount of carbonation.. That sort took away the taste itself.
This one is dry as advertised.. A very light impression of a Irish Stout.
Still thinking about all the carbonation.
03-18-2014 15:22:23 | More by rdilauro
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.