Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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2.86/5 rDev -19.7%
The beer looks black with a tan head - just like a stout. It has a roasted grain smell that weakly suggests coffee or chocolate, but more like roasted chicory root.
The taste is a big disappointment. So bland for a stout. so mild, so...Yeungling porter.
Light body and just nothing to chew on, nothing to warm my soul on a chilly rainy night.
It's so very Garret Oliver - big on fancy talk and small on flavor.
02-23-2013 16:11:14 | More by dedrinker
2.9/5 rDev -18.5%
A- It's a dry stout, not much to report. However, this beer lacked that classic, elegant white-cloud cap.
A - Some hints of roast.... like when you enter a coffee shop. Some malts.
T - Pedestrian. I'm not sure of the objective; either this was meant to be a session-worth Stout, or accessible to those who'd normally avoid the harshness of a Stout. If the former, I'd prefer a beer weaker than 6% ABV, but with more bite and complexity. If meant for the latter, they should've used more English light roast malts.
*I had had some IPA's earlier in the day, so if my palate was wrecked, mea culpa. The said, this was stunningly reminiscent of a Schwarzbier my friends and I had been drinking. Those who had avoided IPA's thought so, too.
M - I wanted to dock them some points. This beer is thin for a Stout, especially at 6%. That said, it's not a very sweet beer and it finishes dry. It squeaks by as mediocre, but you'll be disappointed if you expect the classic mouthfeel.
O - I feel that if Sam Adam's or Leinenkugel or some pseudo-microbrewery were to do an Irish Dry Stout this is what you'd get.
Brooklyn had an opportunity to really put themselves over the top here. They skimped on the Roasted malt and flaked grains, probably to generate mass appeal, causing their beer to fall short of fair expectation.
It goes without saying that O'Hara's and Yard's have MUCH better offerings in the Philly area. Honestly, I'd much prefer a Guinness Extra Stout, next time. Or even a Donnybrook or Sly Fox version of the Irish Stout, though they're half the strength.
03-22-2012 11:06:51 | More by MONKandTUCK
United Kingdom (Scotland)
2.96/5 rDev -16.9%
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co (Glasgow) - £2.20:
Dark ruby to black, opaque with a 0.5cm, foamy head that is a medium brown before halfing in size & holding.
Roasted malts & barely, earthy notes and some chocolate too. There is some grain and mocha with a tiny amount of hops, although I struggled to detect this initially.
Roasted malts and some grain making an appearance along with some touches of spice and a little chocolate. Sadly the beer had some bland spots around the middle and seemed quite watery.
Light bodied and as I've mentioned it was a little bland and watery in areas, particularly for a stout. Carbonation was about medium and as the label implied, the beer is also overly dry.
Fairly disappointing and definitely the worst Brooklyn Brewery offering that I've tried to date. Started okay but went downhill from their with the taste in particular failing to impress. I felt this one was more of a gimmick from the brewery and not really up to the standard of the previous Brooklyn beers.
03-25-2014 09:56:39 | More by flyingpig
3/5 rDev -15.7%
S: A very ashy dryness, faint dark chocolate.
L: Dark brown bordering on black. Light tan creamy head that dissipates to a dusting. Decent lacing.
T: Touch of coffee up front before a fairly toasty maltiness. Medium bitterness with some faint fruity esters. Medium high roasty dry finish.
M: Medium thin body, but fairly creamy. Medium low carbonation.
Not bad, definitely a dry stout. I could drink a lot of this, but i prefer my own homebrewed version.
03-12-2013 02:42:49 | More by bum732
3/5 rDev -15.7%
Appearance - very dark brown to black but the cocoa-white head dissipates far too quickly. I like drinking my stout with a good head.
Smell - small hints of chocolate and roastiness...nothing too strong tho.
Taste - again like the smell you get hints of small flavor but nothing bold like I like my brews.
Mouthfeel - is quite nice.
Overall - just not one of my favorite stouts, I think I prefer Guinness.
03-24-2013 21:31:41 | More by Bills453
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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