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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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145 Reviews

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Reviews: 145
Hads: 632
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 25
Gots: 88 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: dogfishandi on 02-17-2012

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Photo of Thads324
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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

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Photo of bsp77
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Gmann
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown color with an airy tan head that settles into a light cap.

The aroma is of roasted barley with some charred wood. Some scorched caramel as well. Pretty much spot on for the style.

The taste is of a mild roast, slightly bitter with a metallic twang. Some caramel and milk sugar sweetness. Finishes with a woody flavor. Simple but flavorful, nice to see a quality irish stout.

Moderate feel with fizzy carbonation. Only slightly bitter on the palate so this is very easy to drink.

A nice simple dry stout. Good flavors, not grainy or watery. I dig that it is under 5%abv.

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Photo of Wrigfen
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A fine dark beer with a smooth taste. Not heavy as you would expect a dark beer to be. Not as full body taste as I would like, far from over powering for those concerned by the appearance. The light taste does not make this a must beer for me, but it is not bad. Give it a try.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle, stamp says BB Jun 2013. Oh well, it's just a couple months after that now. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, and a bit of bittersweet chocolate. It tastes mostly like roasted malt and coffee, along with some bittersweet chocolate, burnt/charred malt, and a bit of cream. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and easy to drink with moderate carbonation. Picked this up as part of a mix 6-pack at Kroger earlier today, I think I might have to try this fresher when it comes out again next year. I liked it, definitely worth a try.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of FLima
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep black color with a thin caramel head with low retention.
Nice aroma of coffee and dark chocolates. Notes of roasted and some smoked malts.
Very assertive flavor of coffee, roasted malts and earthy hops. Aftertaste did not come out that dry as I was expecting.
Light to medium body with perfect carbonation.
Good stout, with great drinkability. Very fun to drink in winter and summertime.

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Photo of ACD
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An excellent stout in a bottle. Smooth and sweet. A great sipping beer on a cool evening

I would recommend this to anyone who likes stouts and wants an alternative to Guinness or any other more popular stouts.

Not too bitter and a good overall feel to it

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from The Lazy Dog
Pours a solid dark brown/black color with a decent sized bubbly tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Aromas of bitter coffee with a hint of chocolate and a touch of earth and dark fruit. The flavor is bitter roast and light chocolate with a hint of acrid earth. Light to medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a slick sharp mouthfeel. Nice dry stout, a little bit sweeter than the standard Guinness, but a nice easy drinker.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: deep brown in color; 1 finger medium brown head that receded to a thin collar; nice lacing;

S: deeply roasted grain; perhaps a hint of bittersweet chocolate and coffee;

T: not a lot of flavor; what's there is roasted grain; a little sharpness up front; a bit of tartness at mid-palate; light bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; creamy carbonation; medium dry finish

O: OK, but not very interesting;

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Photo of JohnQVD
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Deep brown, that appears ruby red when held up to the light. Pours with a half-inch head that quickly dissipates to a thin tan layer that leaves nothing on the glass. Smell is roasted malt and chocolate, with a touch of sweetness. The taste is roasted grains, with a touch of coffee-like bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little thin and a little too carbonated for what I think of as a quintessential stout. It's definitely on the light side of medium-thin with no creaminess at all. Aftertaste is mildly astringent with some tartness from the carbonation.

Overall, this isn't bad. It looks good and smells good and the flavor profile is good, but the feel is wrong and I think it's overcarbonated for the style, which detracts from the overall presentation. With some slight tweaking I think this could be a lot better but as it is it's a slightly disappointing, though still decent beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, coffee, some smokiness. Taste is smooth, coffee, lots of roasted malts, very sessionable and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of oberon
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Guinness pint glass a deep dark chocolate brown with a half finger beige colored head that held pretty well.Aromas consisted mainly of coffee and earth with mild bitter chocolate.A fuller nice feel in the mouth,pretty smooth.Dry and roasted on the palate as it should be,dark roast coffee,unsweetened chocolate,and earthiness mainly stood out.A no frills but pretty true to form Irish stout,I would drink again.

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Photo of socon67
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.

A - Black pour with no foamy head. Minimal lacing. no carbonation noted. Appearance of the pour is that this is a thin beer.

S - Scents of roasted malt, biscuits, and coffee. Could be a good breakfast beer.

T - taste is certainly dry in the finish. Has a slight smoky feel from roasted malt. Notes of fresh brewed coffee come to the tongue.

M - I found this a bit too dry (yes even knowing the style I think it was a bit too much). Maybe the balance is a little off. I do think it hits the mark for what it is supposed to be. It is an easy drinking stout that is not heavy at all.

O - I have others in this style I think I like better. For those that love Brooklyn Brewery this is a decent beer but not a standout.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of JohnFatAss
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.
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.

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Photo of evanforbeer
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
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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Photo of gabrielsyme
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 12oz bottle in a pint glass.

Appearance: This pours a dark brown, with little foam.

Smell: Maybe a slightly roasted aroma, but nothing much to speak of.

Taste: Roasty, nutty, bitter. More full flavored than a typical Irish stout. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Very light, medium-high carbonation. Goes down easy as expected.

Overall: I am a big fan of Irish stouts. This is a great American, non-nitro take on the style. Relatively straightforward but still very rewarding.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on March 11, 2014.

The color is very dark brown to nearly black with a quick lived mocha head that becomes a ring.

The aroma is not very extraordinary but it does bring out a sweet malt character, thin chocolate, and a feint earthy hop note.

The body is light to medium and on the creamy side.

The taste has a kind of cherry quality to it that I do not pick up on the nose along with the dark malts and a clean, dry finish like a dry stout should be.

Generally a drinkable beer.

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Photo of HipCzech
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle (stamped "BB MAY 2015") poured into a Brooklyn Brewery nonic pint glass. Deep, dark brown with a tall airy, frothy white head. Foam recedes quickly with little lace. Softly roasted malt on the nose with caramel, minerals and earthy hops. More roasted grain flavor, chocolate and caramel sweetness. Light to medium body with light carbonation. Mild and drinkable.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Deep cola brown pours a touch thick but with a weak fizzy head that dissipated all too quickly.

A touch weak in the nose but it is startlingly dry. A dry roasted coffee, char and a bit smoky.

The flavor is weak and even a bit watery but it its still rather tasty. Dry chocolate malt, light char, Irish creme, coffee, tinges of alcohol and maybe caramel can be found.

The feel is too thin for a stout, a bit bubbly and sprite.

This is a good beer to introduce to a stout newcomer as its soft and thin but still has enough flavor to introduce.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at The Village Pourhouse in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours an opaque very black (almost jet black but not quite that dark) in color with some light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation at the surface and some deep garnet red highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy/frothy light tan head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edge of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of roasted malts with just a hint of dark malts.

T: Light to moderate flavors of roasted and dark malts with just the lightest hint of burnt malts. Very light amounts of bitterness which fade almost immediately.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light and airy, giving a slightly thin feel and some light dryness in the finish.

O: Super easy to drink and very sessionable with well hidden alcohol - very light in the mouthfeel. Not overly complex in smell or taste but this one would be great on nitro.

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Photo of MacQ32
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured rather aggressively from a 128oz growler into my Brooklyn (curved) pint glass which resulted in nearly 3 fingers of caramel colored fluffy head. Super super dark brown, slight amber when held to the light. After about 3 minutes we are down to about a finger of head, sticky lacing paints the outside of the glass.

S - Dry mineraly slightly roasty chocolate and coffee, pretty mild.

T - Imagine a great tasting guiness, slightly bitter from the roasty malts, a subtle sweetness lingers through the finish.

M - Really fantastic, a lighter, more refreshing version of Guiness, very smooth. Very drinkable for the style.

O - Nothing fantastic, but definitely decent, especially for $10.99/128oz on St Pattys Day!

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Photo of byronic
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice dark brown with very little head.

Smells of roasted malts with a touch of sweetness

Roasted malts followed by bitterness and hints of coffee. Nice flavour without being overpowering.

Very light feel, well carbonated making it dance on the tongue. Goes down very easy. Very little aftertaste.

It took me three bottles on different dates before writing this review. I wasn't very fond of dry Irish stouts but have now taken a liking to them after given this beer and others several chances. Great sessionable stout!

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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.