Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.95/5 rDev +11%
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.
02-01-2013 00:50:48 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.65/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured into a Guinness pint glass a deep dark chocolate brown with a half finger beige colored head that held pretty well.Aromas consisted mainly of coffee and earth with mild bitter chocolate.A fuller nice feel in the mouth,pretty smooth.Dry and roasted on the palate as it should be,dark roast coffee,unsweetened chocolate,and earthiness mainly stood out.A no frills but pretty true to form Irish stout,I would drink again.
02-06-2013 21:51:11 | More by oberon
3.45/5 rDev -3.1%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Somehow, this beer seems funnier after having just watched Gangs of New York... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises mild coffee, roasted malts, and a twinge of bitter dark chocolate. The taste brings in more of the same, focusing on the coffee, darkening the roast of the malts, and adding a hint of cola in the background. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a surprisingly watery feel. Overall, a decent little Irish stout, but one that's way too thin for its own good and not creamy enough for mine.
02-14-2013 04:20:09 | More by TMoney2591
3.83/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
04-05-2013 01:38:26 | More by biboergosum
3.88/5 rDev +9%
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.
03-07-2013 03:39:09 | More by RblWthACoz
3.49/5 rDev -2%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a thin beige head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is faint but contains roasted malts chocolate, some coffee and a touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out with a roasted malt character followed by mild flavors of chocolate and coffee. The hops presence is very mild and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.
M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, high carbonation for the style, finish is chalky and dry.
O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style. It’s a decent beer to drink for a while but there are better choices in the style.
02-07-2013 17:23:07 | More by TheManiacalOne
4/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
04-04-2012 00:22:37 | More by nickfl
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
3.5/5 rDev -1.7%
12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.
Excellent frothing, three fingers tall. A few shades away from black with ruby highlights. Soft roasty aroma, mild chocolate, chicory, caramel and woody hops in the nose as well. Very smooth, slightly slick, medium bodied. Kiss of roasted grain, mild charcoal, hint of coffee, light sweetness, balanced hoppiness, finishes with a lingering charred note and semi-dry.
Pretty good, I'd still order this over Guinness Draught as that beer has certainly not been up to par with me for a while.
06-06-2013 00:49:19 | More by Jason
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
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
3.86/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
01-21-2013 03:11:21 | More by jlindros
3.99/5 rDev +12.1%
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.
05-04-2013 02:11:52 | More by WesWes
3.48/5 rDev -2.2%
On tap at the Common Table.
The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma has a good bit of chocolate in it, as well as a hint of roasted malt. The flavor is very similar. There is a ton of dry cocoa notes in the flavor, as well as some roasted malt. The beer is very dry overall. Thin mouthfeel and low carbonation.
07-12-2012 01:59:22 | More by Mora2000
3.53/5 rDev -0.8%
From 03/24/12 notes. had on tap at RFD in DC. Served in a pint glass.
a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of roasted malts, light coffee, burnt malts, bready malts, light cream.
t - Tastes of coffee, cream, roasted malts, chocolate, burnt malts, and bready malts. Taste has some more coffe and is a little better then the nose.
m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Smooth and creamy and very easy to drink. Best part of the beer.
o - Overall a decent beer from Brooklyn. Nose and taste have some light coffee and a lot ofroasted malts, nothing great really jumping out in either. Very nice body but otherwise a pretty standard irish dry. Probably wouldn't seek it out again.
03-26-2012 18:15:18 | More by mdfb79
3.39/5 rDev -4.8%
12 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing but simple label and branded silver pry-off pressure cap acquired at a local corner mart as part of a 6 pack and served into an Avery stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the style - which is one of me favourites - and the brewery. 4.7% ABV according to the label. "Best before May 2014."
Served chilled and allowed to come to temperature over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.
Pours a half finger wide khaki colour head. Okay creaminess and thickness. No lacing actually sticks to the sides of the glass. Head retention is bad - about 1 minute.
Body colour is a predictable opaque solid black. No floating yeast particles are visible. Appears a biteen undercarbonated.
Overall, it's a generally appealing appearance for an Irish stout, but lacks the strong head and unique dark ruby appearance of the best beers in the style.
Sm: Ah yes. Has that lovely roasted barley/dark malt build I love in beers of this style. Also, some chocolate malt, caramel, and touches of a very mild but balancing hop presence. Brief hints of vanilla and coffee too.
No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.
It's a pleasant aroma of average strength, and fits the style very well. I can't wait for the first sip.
T: Very well balanced, if fairly simple. Dark malts, chocolate malts, hints of buried chocolate, vanilla, cream, and coffee. There's also a touch of faint licorice. Unfortunately, the roasted barley notes that are the heart of this style are barely perceptible here, which really holds the beer back.
Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Not a real complex, intricate, or nuanced build for the style, but I do like it. Cohesive, but far from gestalt.
No yeast character, alcohol, or off-flavours come through.
As much as I like it, it seems a bit uninspired. They don't really boldly go for anything unique or special here; it just feels like a "let's imitate an Irish stout" approach to brewing the style. They're not striving for anything new.
Mf: Creamy - but not quite enough. Mild thickness. Medium body. Should be more dry and more coarse. Filling. Has a nice presence on the palate overall, but this texture doesn't feel like an ideal companion to the taste. Overcarbonated. Feels a bit weak as well.
Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh. Unrefreshing.
Dr: Very drinkable, as all good beers in the style are. But it's not on par with the best Irish-brewed examples of the style, and I say that as someone who lived in Ireland for a year - not some tourist who visited for a couple weeks. It's one of the better American brewed examples of the style I've had in a long time, and I'm glad I picked up a 6 pack. I'll be enjoying this very sessionable brew a lot while I have it, but so long as Guinness Foreign Extra is on the shelf, I'll have no need to buy this again. Another pretty good offering from Brooklyn.
03-13-2014 22:54:35 | More by kojevergas
4.9/5 rDev +37.6%
Ah, top o' the mornin' to ye lads and lasses that are readin' this! I bought the bottle last week during my latest visit to Highland Pizzeria expressly for the purpose of drinking and reviewing it today, St. Patrick's New Beer Sunday Day 2013. Slainte!
From the bottle: "Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout is a very dark beer, but don't let the color fool you. In Ireland, stouts were originally brewed to be 'session beers' that were light enough to stick with for a long evening, but flavorful enough to be fun to drink. We use large amounts of roasted grains to develop the nice coffee and chocolate flavors and the famed East Kent Golding hop lends to the earthy aroma. It's brisk enough to pair with oysters, but bold enough to handle a burger."
I am so stoked to drink this today! The label is printed in gold for Brooklyn Brewery, Kelly Green for the Irish Catholics, Orange for the Irish Protestants and White for the eventual peace that will bring an end to The Troubles. The finger of rocky, deep-tan head was active with carbonation and quickly bubbled away on the morn, leaving some lovely lacing in its wake. Color was a deep-brown with little light penetration, just enough to show off its garnet highlights, especially at the edges. Talk about truth in advertising! The nose smelled of strong black coffee, dark chocolate and freshly dug dirt. Spot on, lads! Mouthfeel was medium and the roastiness of the malt was the prevalent flavor in the mouth. I would put it more towards coffee than chocolate in terms of initial flavor. It was on the finish that I really tasted the dark chocolate strongly. The lacing clung to the glass the way I clung to my maternal Grummy's leg as she moved about in her kitchen making Irish Soda Bread and other traditional meals when I was but a wee one. This was the perfect beer to start the day. May the roof above your heads never fall in and may the friends underneath it never fall out!
03-17-2013 11:52:20 | More by woodychandler
3.78/5 rDev +6.2%
Had a glass at Top Hops in LES. Ah, a nicely balanced Irish stout. There's a pleasing bitter tang in the finish with smooth mocha grains up front. It's like a slightly bigger version of Beamish. The body isn't light, but it's on that side of medium, and creamy. I wouldn't mind having a few pints. Tasty stout, find it if you can.
04-03-2012 00:29:38 | More by tempest
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
3.64/5 rDev +2.2%
Served on-tap at The Village Pourhouse in Hoboken, NJ
A: Pours an opaque very black (almost jet black but not quite that dark) in color with some light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation at the surface and some deep garnet red highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy/frothy light tan head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edge of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light aromas of roasted malts with just a hint of dark malts.
T: Light to moderate flavors of roasted and dark malts with just the lightest hint of burnt malts. Very light amounts of bitterness which fade almost immediately.
M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light and airy, giving a slightly thin feel and some light dryness in the finish.
O: Super easy to drink and very sessionable with well hidden alcohol - very light in the mouthfeel. Not overly complex in smell or taste but this one would be great on nitro.
03-01-2013 01:59:57 | More by dbrauneis
3.53/5 rDev -0.8%
(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a tan film of cream on top
S- The mellow roasted black malt is nice but a bit soft
T- The roasted black malt is gentle with a slightly inky note and a slight tartness in the finish.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a scrubbing fizz finish that blends in with the tartness.
O- The tartness starts to overpower the mellow black malt flavor and the overall flavor is a bit light and one-dimensional. I was a bit underwhelmed considering the quality stuff Brooklyn does.
03-28-2013 14:12:23 | More by rhoadsrage
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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