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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
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519 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 12
Gots: 29 | 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%

Blueribbon666, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

From 03/24/12 notes. had on tap at RFD in DC. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of roasted malts, light coffee, burnt malts, bready malts, light cream.

t - Tastes of coffee, cream, roasted malts, chocolate, burnt malts, and bready malts. Taste has some more coffe and is a little better then the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Smooth and creamy and very easy to drink. Best part of the beer.

o - Overall a decent beer from Brooklyn. Nose and taste have some light coffee and a lot ofroasted malts, nothing great really jumping out in either. Very nice body but otherwise a pretty standard irish dry. Probably wouldn't seek it out again.

mdfb79, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Black with a one finger head, a little brown/red around the edges

S-Some malt, a little bit of caramel and some coffee as well.

T-Nice blend of roasted malt, tad bit of coffee and some caramel sneaks in as well.

M-Light, some carbonation, smooth, a little creamy the trypical Irish Stout mouthfeel.

O-One of the better Irish Stouts I've had, it is a style I'm not too fond of but Brooklyn seems to have made a good one.

rlee1390, Mar 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

djrn2, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Tschnab
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- a very deep brown that appears black, with a two inch mocha brown head and some lace.

S- a subtle roasted note with some black coffe and milk chocolate. A sweet malt as well.

T- just like the nose, but with more chocolate malt. This is a really really smooth stout, and the light roast notes are perfectly subtle based on the style.

O- had this one on st. Paddy's day, a perfect day for a beer like this. At 3.9%, this is a remarkably flavorful stout.

Tschnab, Mar 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

FalconA, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of MONKandTUCK
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- It's a dry stout, not much to report. However, this beer lacked that classic, elegant white-cloud cap.

A - Some hints of roast.... like when you enter a coffee shop. Some malts.

T - Pedestrian. I'm not sure of the objective; either this was meant to be a session-worth Stout, or accessible to those who'd normally avoid the harshness of a Stout. If the former, I'd prefer a beer weaker than 6% ABV, but with more bite and complexity. If meant for the latter, they should've used more English light roast malts.
*I had had some IPA's earlier in the day, so if my palate was wrecked, mea culpa. The said, this was stunningly reminiscent of a Schwarzbier my friends and I had been drinking. Those who had avoided IPA's thought so, too.

M - I wanted to dock them some points. This beer is thin for a Stout, especially at 6%. That said, it's not a very sweet beer and it finishes dry. It squeaks by as mediocre, but you'll be disappointed if you expect the classic mouthfeel.

O - I feel that if Sam Adam's or Leinenkugel or some pseudo-microbrewery were to do an Irish Dry Stout this is what you'd get.

Brooklyn had an opportunity to really put themselves over the top here. They skimped on the Roasted malt and flaked grains, probably to generate mass appeal, causing their beer to fall short of fair expectation.

It goes without saying that O'Hara's and Yard's have MUCH better offerings in the Philly area. Honestly, I'd much prefer a Guinness Extra Stout, next time. Or even a Donnybrook or Sly Fox version of the Irish Stout, though they're half the strength.

MONKandTUCK, Mar 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

cmuir24, Mar 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Jordanbryan10, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Danobold
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Danobold, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul. Served in a standard shaker pint glass. This comes in at 3.9 ABV according to the bar beer menu.

Appearance: Dark black with a little bit of a brownish color on the edges of the glass. Moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of light tan head with decent retention and lots of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A fairly sweet aroma of dark roasted malts with hints of caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and nuts. Nice biscuit like smell with some sugar. Light hint of earthy hops in the background.

Taste: A roasty and yeasty taste of dark biscuity malts. Some notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, sugar, and a little bit of nuts. Light earthy noble hop presence towards the finish. Pretty nice for such a small beer.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. Starts somewhat sweet and has a drying finish.

Overall: A very good take on an Irish Dry Stout. Very impressive taste for an ABV lower than the typical mass produced light beer.

MattyG85, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

AgingWarrior, Mar 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Ralphs66, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Kendo
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the growler into a Sam Smith's nonic on Saint Patrick's Day, 2012 - and wondering whether that's a fax pas given the Irish/British history. . . . Anyway, on the pour it appears brown, but once it settles into the glass it looks to be black with brownish-mahogany edges. Small khaki-colored head on top.

S: Roasty, with earthy and leafy hops.

T: Nice - a lot of flavor for a low-alcohol beer. Roasty is the word that keeps coming to mind. It's almost porter-like in flavor at times, with a hint of chocolate malt, roasted barley, charcoal and a very dry finish.

M: Light to medium in heft, carbonation is modest. Overall feel is good.

O: Nicely done. Full-flavored, dry. Meets the style guidelines just about perfectly.

Kendo, Mar 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Milkysunshine, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As a tribute to one day of the year when we are all Irish, Brooklyn's Irish Dry Stout lives up to the name's sake with a highly roasty ale and surprisingly light finish.

The Stout pours with a very dark brown, maybe black appearance and with a glossy onyx-like sheen. A creamy whiter-than-expected white head caps the beer perfectly and offers rings of lace with each sip. A very masculine-looking beer!

Mild aromas of burnt toast, coffeeish roast, light caramel and cocoa. There's a malty scent than reminds me of nouget candies. Virtually no hop presence except for the lightest wood note, the beer has a simplified and clean aromatic set.

Flavors come about in the same fashion as aromas and quickly remind me of Guinness Draught. But the creamy flavors allow for greater penetration of roast, toast, and burnt embers. A most timid malt flavor and sweetness is similar to malted candies and caramel but are burried deep underneath the roasty focus. Mild hop bitterness weaves into the roasty coffee character as to not know when the roasty bitterness stops and the hoppy bitterness takes over. This is a very clean and easy drinking Stout.

Foregoing the predictable creaminess of nitrogen-infused Dry Stouts, Brooklyn allows the normal carbonation to develop a creamy malt texture that fades nicely into dry-roast texture in finish. With mild alcohol warmth and the powdery feel of roasted barley, the beer is surprisingly clean and refreshing in finish.

Brooklyn's Irish Dry Stout is a great and characterful ale to drink while clinging mugs with pub goers on the greenest holiday without worry of accessive drunkenness or palate fatigue. But for the staunch Stout lover, the beer is going to seem timid and lackluster.

BEERchitect, Mar 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

fountainofyouth, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the tap a nearly opaque dark chocolate brown with a fairly thick light tan head - a good start. Strong aroma has semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and yeasty tones. Satisfying flavor is only subtly smoky, but has good coffee, chocolate and licorice notes plus hints of caramel and - is that horehound? Whatever. Texture seems a bit on the thin side for a stout, but is still decently fizzy. Overall, if not great, still worthy of a try.

Cyberkedi, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of dogfishandi
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

served on tap into a standard pint glass at Mammoser's Tavern in Hamburg, NY.

nearly black body with about one finger's worth of light tan colored head, faded to nothing after 5 minutes or so.

not too much going on in the aroma, pretty much typical of the style. lightly roasted malts with some slightly sweet toasted malts. only slightly fruity.

very similar to the aroma. sweet toasted malts and some fruity like esters with some light roasted malt.

slightly heavier side of light bodied. carbonation is just a touch on the high side. finishes with a light dry bitter feel.

overall this was pretty average for the style. i feel like a nitro tap would improve this beer overall so much. id gladly take this over guiness, slightly more flavor and body, but really not something i would buy again.

dogfishandi, Feb 17, 2012
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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.