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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

539 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 13
Gots: 35 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of thecheapies
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

First time having Brooklyn Irish Dry Stout. Picked out a fresh pint glass for the occasion.

Pours dark brown with almost two-fingers of a light tan cap. I forgot I bought this from a stand at room temperature, so I'm enjoying it at nearly the same.

Smells roasty and fairly dry. Some charred grain and light coffee notes mixing in and out of the nose. There is a slight hop earthiness pulling through as well. Very mild, even at this warmth.

Coffee and cocoa are both somewhat here, with coffee the front-runner. More char from the roasted malts apparent. Exquisite dryness in a stout, indicative of style. Not overly minerally or phenolically peaty. Hints of all of that, sure. A brighter nickel note surfaces in the finality as the finish dries up. Earthy English hops carry through with some added bitterness and vegetal notes.

Has a round mouthfeel, despite the beer being thinner than expected. Carbonation is a little bit too amped up. Polishes off nicely, even well above serving temperature. A few flaws exposed here in taste and in feel. Easily sessionable.

The feel is a letdown, and I'm not saying the beer has to have that creamy nitro Guinness thing going on. This one's still just a little too coarse, doesn't offer much else in flavor other than dry roast and coffee and earthy tones, and is just too faulty with attenuation and blandness. It's definitely not standing up to the Blue Chevre I'm eating. Let's hope it cools down and pairs well with a dinner of mushroom-swiss burgers and onion rings.

Photo of AmitC
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4.7% ABV. Hell.

Pours a dark brown porter like thin liquid. Dark black inside the glass. One finger thick tan colored head that fades really fast. Before you know it, it's gone. Decent lacing on the sides. Opaque.

Aroma is very low to only moderate. Roasted malts are all i get. Typical dryness.

Taste give a lot of toasted malts that are slightly burnt up. Some what bitter due to charred character of malts. Very plain taste. Dry finish, of course.

Mouth feel is light-medium. Smooth. Moderate to slightly high carbonation. Goes down very easily only if you like the bland taste that is.

Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 3.5

Guinness clone. Only that Guinness is better.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of dedrinker
2.86/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The beer looks black with a tan head - just like a stout. It has a roasted grain smell that weakly suggests coffee or chocolate, but more like roasted chicory root.

The taste is a big disappointment. So bland for a stout. so mild, so...Yeungling porter.

Light body and just nothing to chew on, nothing to warm my soul on a chilly rainy night.

It's so very Garret Oliver - big on fancy talk and small on flavor.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color; a deep red color is visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a finger and a half high tan colored head that gradually died down and left a thick collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: There are light aromas of roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the roasted malt flavors are a bit stronger and there are also some hints of burnt malts and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels mostly light-bodied and a little thin and airy on the palate with a bit of dryness and a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't have a very complex aroma or taste, but it's extremely sessionable. I would imagine that this would taste even better on a nitro-tap.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of evanforbeer
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a single 12 oz bottle, mostly because the cool labeling (I want to like Brooklyn beers so bad but I just have a hard time doing it)

Poors a nice black, has a more carbonated texture almost like a coke. Tanish head that is not nearly as as fluffy and creamy as I hoped

Smell- nice, definitely some coffee, a little fruity

Taste- some earthy hops, dark malt, a little coffee and chocolate, brown sugar sweetness. Fairly mild on the palate. Aftertaste is really where it's at for me, get a really nice dry roasted barley with some coffee notes. The dry roasty, almost smoky tinge stains the palate, Very nice.

Mouthfeel- light, decent amount of carbonation, gets really watery towards the middle-end before the finish.

Overall- not too familiar with this style, but compared to Guinness it's very good, compared to American style stouts it's pretty weak and bland. But for 4.7 abv, this is a solid dark session beer (which seems to be the point of the Irish Dry Stout) with some good roasted flavors in there. Not a bad pick if in the mood for a lighter beer on the roasted/dark side of things

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.