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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

490 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dogfishandi on 02-17-2012)
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Hey-duck

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-01-2013 01:10:36 | More by Hey-duck
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From: Friar Tuck Beverage, Savoy, IL
Date: Bottled June 2013 stamped on bottle
Glass: Standard US pint glass

I was looking forward to trying this, as Brooklyn's imperial stout is one of my wintertime favorites. Their more sessionable Irish Dry Stout, though, is curiously amiss, bland, particularly in its closing moments. The malts are a bit too ash-like and not chocolate or coffee-like enough, either, the carbonation is too low, and the mouthfeel is too light. I understand what Brooklyn was going for with this beer, and sessionable stouts are great, but compared to Fuller's Black Cab, this beer packs little flavor and appeal, despite having largely the same ethanol content.

Pours a 1cm tall head of beige-grey foam, bubbles small in size, fading within one minute to a thin ring around the glass and a wispy, spotty haze of residual beige-grey foam lingering atop the body of the beer. Lacing is fairly minor, a few small spots cling to the walls of the glass. Body is a very dark brown, but not quite black, light bringing out reddish-brown (amber) hues to the beer. Carbonation not visible through the opaque body.

Aroma of ashy roasted malts, slight coffee with cream, carob chips, and cocoa.

Flavor is fairly mild, and at times a bit underwhelming in its presence (from late mid-palate to just before aftertaste). After each swallow, and before the aftertaste fully develops, the flavors are heavily muted, leading me to wonder what happened in the brewing process, and if an increased percentage of roasted malt selections would help fill in the gap here. Front of palate picks up an ashen sweetness and mild herbal flavors. The mid-palate experiences roasted, ashen malt, associated acridity/bitterness, hints of caramel, vanilla and watered-down coffee with cocoa powder. Back of palate is quite bland, actually, and this is where the beer suffers most: mild, watery, ashy malt with a hint of dark caramel-like sweetness. Aftertaste is of mild, but noticeable, acrid bitterness from the roasted malt, with burnt toast flavor and just a hint of carob-like character and associated sweetness.

Beer is light in body, with carbonation of low to medium-low intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is light, though not fizzy, but rather watery, not quite right for the style. Closes fairly dry, with little stickiness remaining on the palate and/or lips.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 05:11:16 | More by falloutsnow
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-27-2013 14:34:54 | More by Varkias41
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-26-2013 03:07:36 | More by KVNBGRY
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle, stamp says BB Jun 2013. Oh well, it's just a couple months after that now. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, and a bit of bittersweet chocolate. It tastes mostly like roasted malt and coffee, along with some bittersweet chocolate, burnt/charred malt, and a bit of cream. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and easy to drink with moderate carbonation. Picked this up as part of a mix 6-pack at Kroger earlier today, I think I might have to try this fresher when it comes out again next year. I liked it, definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 23:02:51 | More by bluejacket74
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-13-2013 23:45:00 | More by EBeckett3
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-12-2013 01:30:49 | More by GreyGhost4
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-11-2013 13:21:35 | More by wonothesane42
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Sazz9

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-10-2013 21:45:35 | More by Sazz9
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Packman4IL

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-09-2013 01:46:30 | More by Packman4IL
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rallyr32

New York

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-03-2013 00:36:08 | More by rallyr32
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RandyPuckett

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-01-2013 11:28:18 | More by RandyPuckett
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-30-2013 23:53:57 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not sure how to judge this style but I took an educated guess. It looks dark and has some head, so that's good. It looks appetizing.

The aroma is slightly off, but not bad. Off of what, beats me. It has no major hops characteristic, more of a malt and a tiny bit of yeast.

The taste is mild. Perhaps it is to mild for the style, but I found it very drinkable, and the aftertaste similarly was very refreshing. You could have a bunch of these (alas I have but one).

Overall, a fine, very drinkable brew. Well made, as I would expect from this quality brewer.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 00:18:25 | More by schoolboy
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-22-2013 14:39:00 | More by MattXT
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mborden

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-19-2013 18:28:53 | More by mborden
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dhmxray

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-19-2013 15:25:37 | More by dhmxray
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silverking

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-19-2013 04:23:55 | More by silverking
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-18-2013 05:46:27 | More by duff247
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-14-2013 17:47:46 | More by pathman
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Duesler

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-09-2013 00:26:03 | More by Duesler
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beerme626

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-06-2013 03:03:10 | More by beerme626
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felipeprates

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-03-2013 17:38:46 | More by felipeprates
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carloskleber

Brazil

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-30-2013 00:14:53 | More by carloskleber
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-29-2013 17:17:23 | More by MNBeerGeek
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.