Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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4/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Poured from the growler into a Sam Smith's nonic on Saint Patrick's Day, 2012 - and wondering whether that's a fax pas given the Irish/British history. . . . Anyway, on the pour it appears brown, but once it settles into the glass it looks to be black with brownish-mahogany edges. Small khaki-colored head on top.
S: Roasty, with earthy and leafy hops.
T: Nice - a lot of flavor for a low-alcohol beer. Roasty is the word that keeps coming to mind. It's almost porter-like in flavor at times, with a hint of chocolate malt, roasted barley, charcoal and a very dry finish.
M: Light to medium in heft, carbonation is modest. Overall feel is good.
O: Nicely done. Full-flavored, dry. Meets the style guidelines just about perfectly.
Serving type: growler
03-17-2012 21:41:31 | More by Kendo
3.53/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
As a tribute to one day of the year when we are all Irish, Brooklyn's Irish Dry Stout lives up to the name's sake with a highly roasty ale and surprisingly light finish.
The Stout pours with a very dark brown, maybe black appearance and with a glossy onyx-like sheen. A creamy whiter-than-expected white head caps the beer perfectly and offers rings of lace with each sip. A very masculine-looking beer!
Mild aromas of burnt toast, coffeeish roast, light caramel and cocoa. There's a malty scent than reminds me of nouget candies. Virtually no hop presence except for the lightest wood note, the beer has a simplified and clean aromatic set.
Flavors come about in the same fashion as aromas and quickly remind me of Guinness Draught. But the creamy flavors allow for greater penetration of roast, toast, and burnt embers. A most timid malt flavor and sweetness is similar to malted candies and caramel but are burried deep underneath the roasty focus. Mild hop bitterness weaves into the roasty coffee character as to not know when the roasty bitterness stops and the hoppy bitterness takes over. This is a very clean and easy drinking Stout.
Foregoing the predictable creaminess of nitrogen-infused Dry Stouts, Brooklyn allows the normal carbonation to develop a creamy malt texture that fades nicely into dry-roast texture in finish. With mild alcohol warmth and the powdery feel of roasted barley, the beer is surprisingly clean and refreshing in finish.
Brooklyn's Irish Dry Stout is a great and characterful ale to drink while clinging mugs with pub goers on the greenest holiday without worry of accessive drunkenness or palate fatigue. But for the staunch Stout lover, the beer is going to seem timid and lackluster.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2012 18:14:58 | More by BEERchitect
3.58/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Comes out of the tap a nearly opaque dark chocolate brown with a fairly thick light tan head - a good start. Strong aroma has semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and yeasty tones. Satisfying flavor is only subtly smoky, but has good coffee, chocolate and licorice notes plus hints of caramel and - is that horehound? Whatever. Texture seems a bit on the thin side for a stout, but is still decently fizzy. Overall, if not great, still worthy of a try.
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2012 02:12:30 | More by Cyberkedi
3.4/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
served on tap into a standard pint glass at Mammoser's Tavern in Hamburg, NY.
nearly black body with about one finger's worth of light tan colored head, faded to nothing after 5 minutes or so.
not too much going on in the aroma, pretty much typical of the style. lightly roasted malts with some slightly sweet toasted malts. only slightly fruity.
very similar to the aroma. sweet toasted malts and some fruity like esters with some light roasted malt.
slightly heavier side of light bodied. carbonation is just a touch on the high side. finishes with a light dry bitter feel.
overall this was pretty average for the style. i feel like a nitro tap would improve this beer overall so much. id gladly take this over guiness, slightly more flavor and body, but really not something i would buy again.
Serving type: on-tap
02-17-2012 01:25:04 | More by dogfishandi
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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