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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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493 Ratings

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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 10
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:
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(Beer added by: dogfishandi on 02-17-2012)
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Photo of hosehead83


4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 00:41:21 | More by sfsean28
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-27-2013 07:19:27 | More by elec
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-27-2013 05:27:52 | More by vfgccp
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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

4/5  rDev +12.4%

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


3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

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

Caramel, coffee and cocoa.

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

Light-medium bodied, crisp and clean.

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

Serving type: bottle

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


3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 03:51:37 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 03:11:21 | More by jlindros
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-19-2013 13:58:16 | More by cdwil
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3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 00:27:37 | More by Billolick
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-16-2013 21:43:53 | More by WritersBlock
Photo of hustlesworth


3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- clear and black with mahogany highlights. Thin tan head disappears quickly and drops some spots of lace.

S- roasted with a grainy tartness. Tobacco and leather, damp wood and a touch of smoke.

T- mild coffee with a citrus orange hop edge. Dry flavor as the name would suggest. Not a sweet beer at all. Earthy and woodsy and slightly acidic. Finishes even drier with lingering grain flavor.

MF- lighter than it looks with assertive prickly carbonation. Coating and roasty on the cheeks.

D- a sessionable stout but rather monotone.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 01:56:00 | More by hustlesworth
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-14-2013 18:41:41 | More by jjd315
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3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep black. Thin tan head that dissipates quickly to a fizzy outer ring. Looks a lot like cola without the inner bubbles.
Smells of sweet caramel and deep roasted grains. A faint earthy hop undertone. Slight hints of dark chocolate and mild smooth espresso beans.

Starts a bit light, with mild dark malt flavor. Musty earthy hops blend with mild coffee and unsweetened chocolate. While the aroma is sweet, the flavor isn't. The hop bitterness is very slight, but enough to balance the flavor nicely. Finishes dry

Well balanced on the lighter side of medium bodied. Dry finish.

A pretty good beer but not something i'd want more than one of. good balance, dry and solid hop bitterness. A great beer for st patty's day festivities

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 20:04:37 | More by Thads324
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-12-2013 18:10:55 | More by Eastside151
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3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brooklyn's version of the Irish Dry Stout has made it to 12 oz bottles, re-dubbed "Dry Irish Stout" and in a beauty of a green and orange bottle. Delighted to try this one, wanted it since I knew they made one. Presumably not quite as good in a bottle, but oh well.

Appearance: Black. Had a nice brown head, but it hardly lasted unfortunately.

Smell: Smells the part. The bottle actually sums the scent up well enough. Roasted grains produce coffee and chocolate. Nice and rich aromas.

Taste: Pretty flavorful. Lots of roasty flavor, obvious notes of chocolate and coffee. This is what it says it is, and I have no problem with that at all. A little two dimensional, but it's not bad by any standard. Nice hop notes on the end give it some more character. A very earthy drink.

Mouthfeel: Particularly carbonated, actually. Nice sessionable lighter body. Not my favorite feel on a stout, but not bad.

Gotta say, not quite how I expected it, but very good overall for a bottled "Irish" stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 02:33:51 | More by ColdWaffles
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-08-2013 19:46:13 | More by MA08
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-29-2012 13:15:58 | More by ejimhof
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-23-2012 21:15:49 | More by sendbeer
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3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

would've expected this to be on nitro...

it's dark-dark, ruby highlights...good - head, coffee/tan, but spongy-foamy - laces fairly well

somewhat slightly hoppy aroma, but not nearly as much as I've experienced with other domestic interpretations, as well as the well-known, oft-encountered Irish examples - sort of that mineral, cold-clean, slick-roast thing - not bad, but weak considering straight tap...

fantastic blend/ratio of dark coffee, chocolate, and licorice flavor - leans mostly toward licorice, but it was great - faint hop bitterness, roast fell into the background, merely as a accentuating element to the dark malt collage

despite it having a noticeably more apparent viscosity in mouthfeel than is standard for the style, and subsequently seeming a little more fuller-bodied, it was a silky, stellar drink - in the end dry and immensely pleasing

all in all, this offering retains key qualities of the style, but adds some dimension to the product, giving it more depth and complexity, but arguably, expertly falling short of stepping out of bounds - hey, i like it!

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2012 06:00:59 | More by Bouleboubier
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-19-2012 00:07:36 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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