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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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530 Ratings

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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 13
Gots: 32 | 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:
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(Beer added by: dogfishandi on 02-17-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ninaturner, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

braedon_peluso, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of kjrod20
2/5  rDev -43.8%

kjrod20, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Jason, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

crytion, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

jl28r1, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

steevbr, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

domnalbrecc, May 29, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours black brown, half a finger head, little to no lacing.
S - Dark baking chocolate, toasted grains, a little smokey.
T - Dry, a little tart, nice touch of smokey, and some roasted malt.
M - On the thin side and a little watery.
O - Not bad, a decent take on a dry stout.

Omnium, May 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

drummermattie02, May 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

sblank, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Elana, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Lucoli, May 21, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle of "Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout", 4.7% alcohol, served in a Belgian snifter.

A: The beer pours very dark mahogany brown, looking near black in the glass; a deep ruby color is visible at the edges of the glass under bright light. The moderate size, tan colored head soon died down to a thin partial top coat and a durable collar around the edge of the glass, with patchy lacing left on the sides.

Rather simple but attractive aroma of sweet and roasted malts. The taste reveals some subtle but spicy hops mixed with a stronger flavor of dark roasted malts. Sweet, with hints of chocolate up front, and some coffee in the mildly bitter finish.

M: Light+ bodied: about as expected. Some dryness; moderate carbonation.

O: No apparent flaws, but rather mild flavor and not very complex or interesting either.

chinchill, May 20, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB date of June 2013 - so just under the ropes.
Nice soft coffee aroma.
Very dark with tan head with a creamy look and ample lacing. Highlights of deep red.
Medium light mouthfeel lending an easy drinkability quality. Higher levels of carbonation. Even with the more watery feel and high bubbles still comes across as reasonably smooth.
Bitter, but not really. Still holding a light sweetness, a pinch of tartness, some coffee and roasty notes.
This is consistent with all the beers I've had from this brewery. Hitting classic styles in a even-handed and highly drinkable manner. It was consistent with my expectations and a pleasure to drink.

garymuchow, May 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

touchmeimsac, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

JC333, May 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Mullinger1980, May 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ElderBeagle, May 08, 2013
Photo of enemyisyou
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Noticed this one around for the first time today and thought I'd give it a try - found a single remaining six-pack at the local bodega.

Appearance: Dark, dark beer with a nice tan head that dissolves within minutes but leaves a bit of lace. Looks almost purple held up to the light.

Smell: Hard to get anything on the nose of this one, just some faint barley and chocolate. Not unpleasant at all.

Taste: I haven't been expecting much of Brooklyn recently - when you live here it's everywhere and it's hard not to develop a love-hate relationship with the brewery. I definitely had a 'wow' moment tasting this brew. The chocolate and coffee notes are right out there, with a bit of bitterness and creaminess. Astounding this beer is less than 5% too.

Mouthfeel: Heavier than I hoped. Like the stouts and bocks I favor, you could session-drink this one, but you'll want a lot more water than normal due to the stickiness of the mouthfeel. Quite enjoyable to drink, but, despite the low alcoholic content, hard to drink more than a few.

Overall, this is not the type of beer that I drink often, but it's a surprisingly delicious brew from a brewery that never quite gets it right (to me.) This will have to be added to my 'tasty, sub-6%- cheap' beer rotation along with Yuengling's Bock and Longtrail Ale. Too bad I don't see it around that often.

enemyisyou, May 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ZEB89, May 05, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout has a khaki, medium-to-thick head and a very dark brown (almost black) appearance, with red highlights under direct sunlight. Some thin lacing is left behind. The aroma is of dark coffee and dark chocolate, brown bread crust, and sugar, and the flavor is of the same, with some cream and black cherries. There is also some acidic sourness associated with this and a bitterness hidden in the background. Mouthfeel is medium, and Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout finishes dry, refreshing, and very easy drinking. Overall, this is delicious, and think it's one to try.


RonaldTheriot, May 05, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WesWes, May 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

UltimateLivewire, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

BigBarley, Apr 27, 2013
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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