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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

504 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 12
Gots: 22 | 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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freystout17

Ohio

2.59/5  rDev -27.2%

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.

02-05-2013 02:49:40 | More by freystout17
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%

I have to give points for the packaging. A brown bottle with a green label with orange and white highlights reminiscent of the Irish flag.

The beer is almost black in color with a tan head. The head faded away fast and left no lacing.

Smell - Roasted Malts and Coffee

Taste - Roasted malts, coffee, cola with a dry finish.
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Mouthfeel is light for a dark beer. Not watery, but not heavy.

Overall - A nice beer, but not outstanding.

This would be a fun beer to serve at a St. Patrick's Day Celebration.

02-05-2013 02:34:28 | More by JohnFatAss
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-04-2013 02:58:42 | More by Gagnonsux
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Kerrie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-04-2013 01:36:52 | More by Kerrie
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-03-2013 19:59:45 | More by Boone757
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev +5.6%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint. My wife says that if I point out that it is a Brooklyn glass, then I am a capital D dork, rather than just a regular dork.

Appearance: Ruby black with initial moderate head, but it mostly dissipates, so that it ultimately looks like coke.

Smell: Smells like dry roasted malts, with touches of char, smoke, coffee and molasses. Some light, floral hops as well.

Taste: Same as the aroma, with light roasted notes of smoke, coffee and burnt molasses. Finish has some light hoppy notes along with the roasted bite.

Feel: Light bodied (as expected) with moderate carbonation. Finish is very dry and crisp.

Overall: Very drinkable, everyday Irish Stout. Enjoyable but doesn't stand out.

02-02-2013 22:34:52 | More by bsp77
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Thren

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

02-01-2013 21:37:14 | More by Thren
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-01-2013 03:06:35 | More by nmann08
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

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
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ThirstyBehr

Maryland

3.21/5  rDev -9.8%

A- dark black body with thick mocha head

S- all malt coffee and chocolate

T- coffee malt dominant, slight earthy hop, dry finish

M- thin and dry just like the style suggests, light carbonation

O- a nice dry Irish stout, a good session beer with good balance

01-30-2013 17:20:49 | More by ThirstyBehr
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-30-2013 03:00:52 | More by NYR_Rob
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +13.2%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black in color, with a moderate cap of tan foam.
Aroma-Roasted malt
Taste-Dark roasted malt, coffee, subtle hop note leads to a dry finish. Good flavor and character throughout. A fine session stout.

01-28-2013 19:15:47 | More by hosehead83
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sfsean28

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%

looked great from the pour into a pint glass. Dark black color with a thin beige head. Strong smell of coffee. Taste the coffee as well but weak compared to smell. Mouthfeel is light bodied as well as carbonation. Its a good brew but not one that makes my top ten. I'll offer this to those that believe Guiness is too heavy.

01-28-2013 00:41:21 | More by sfsean28
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elec

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-27-2013 07:19:27 | More by elec
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kew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-27-2013 05:47:07 | More by kew
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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-27-2013 05:27:52 | More by vfgccp
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-27-2013 03:09:25 | More by lupercmda
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-26-2013 01:08:41 | More by RoryOMoore
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -13.5%

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Dark, dark brown (almost black) with some light penetration. Short tan head dissipates quickly.

Nose
Caramel, coffee and cocoa.

Taste
Caramel, Cola and medium roast coffee. Touches of roasted cocoa bean.

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
Pretty thin on flavor and rather watery. Easy drinking and sessionable.

01-22-2013 19:23:17 | More by justintcoons
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%

12 oz bottle into tulip. best before June 2013.

A: dark brown body. very dark. head is slightly off-white but definitely not brown. retention is reasonable, minor lacing.

S: roasty and very ashy. dark roast coffee for a fleeting moment. this one smells dry.

T: bitter acrid roastyness. all roast here. a lot of tobacco lingers long into the finish. otherwise dry.

M: slick. definitely light bodied. this thing would be awesome nitrogenated, that said carb is a little high.

D: certainly a good example, nitro would put it over the top. if looking for roast and a super dry stout, check this out.

01-22-2013 04:25:56 | More by Jimmys
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.64/5  rDev +2.2%

12oz bottle served in a nonic pint glass.

L - black with a beige head that thinned out after a while.

S - roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate.

T - roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate dominate the taste all the way through.

F - medium bodied with a slick feel, easy to drink.

O - a decent beer that I'll have again.

01-21-2013 03:51:37 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-19-2013 13:58:16 | More by cdwil
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev +5.1%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Black on the pour with ruby hues. Clarity looks to be good. The creamy tan head is very inviting. It eventually settles into a quarter inch cap, but retains well from there.

S: Dull charcoal and roasted malt scents. Chocolate cake. Faint acidic twang and some burnt malts. Nutty. Slight earthy hop presence. On point for the style.

T: Charcoal and chocolate cake. Steely acidic twang comes in shortly after. Stale, burnt coffee grounds. Nutty tastes mid-palate. Charcoal and smoke resurface. Very faint earthy hop presence. Very dry throughout. Powdery chocolate, dry brownies, and a touch of bitter dark chocolate on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Filling in the mouth, but it seems lighter than it is. Creamy, though a very active and aggressive carbonation rips through it a little too much and creates a foamy, overly seltzery impression.

O: It hits all the marks for the style, but it still comes across as a little bland. The foamy mouthfeel leaves a little something to be desired. The packaging and its gaudy green and orange coloring should help sell it when St Patrick's Day comes around, but there's better out there.

01-19-2013 03:38:27 | More by ryan1788a5
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Billolick

New York

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
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.