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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
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574 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 15
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dogfishandi on 02-17-2012

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Photo of rdilauro
2.62/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Graham_D_Dillon
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It's not a bad stout.

Photo of freystout17
2.69/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of marcfromphilly
2.77/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dry tasteless beer. This is not what a Irish stout should taste like. Maybe the line is bad but this is crap.

Photo of dedrinker
2.89/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of MONKandTUCK
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of bum732
2.99/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of ghowehattrick
2.99/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.