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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
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439 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.98%


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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oberon

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 21:51:11 | More by oberon
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 05:06:12 | More by tone77
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
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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evanforbeer

California

3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 01:48:52 | More by evanforbeer
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2013 01:59:57 | More by dbrauneis
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
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!

Serving type: growler

03-16-2013 23:39:08 | More by MacQ32
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 22:04:47 | More by puboflyons
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 23:11:44 | More by KYGunner
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep black with frothy tan head. Minimal lacing but otherwise very attractive.

Smell is almost good. If you fight for it, you can pickup weak notes of coffee and chocolate, but the main note is vaguely boozy and roasty.

Taste is a significant improvement over the nose, but still not quite there. Bitter dark chocolate, a bit of coffee. Bitter, but not in a hoppy way.

mouthfeel is thinner than I'd want in this stout. Plenty of carbonation though. Could use nitro in my opinion.

Overall not a bad beer, but it misses the mark in a lot of areas.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 19:06:47 | More by CurtFromHershey
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2012 02:12:30 | More by Cyberkedi
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A- Very dark brown, looks black once it settles into the pint glass. Bubbly tan head that leaves some slight lacing around the edges of the glass.

S- Roasty malts, slight coffee aroma, surprising hop presence in the nose.

T- Nice roasted malt flavor with the hops coming through from the middle to the end. The hop presence is more of an earthy flavor that almost comes through as a metallic flavor.

M- Medium-thin bodied, especially for a stout. Carbonation is on the medium-high side, almost a cola-like feel.

O- Nothing really stands out about this one, but it's not bad. Not a bad option if you are looking for a stout on the lighter side.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 01:16:51 | More by stephenjmoore
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superspak

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before June 2013. Pours almost opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of light milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, dark bread, toast, toffee, and some light and dark fruitiness. Solid and pleasant aromas with good balance; but there is hardly any strength here, very mild. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light coffee, dark bread, toast, toffee, floral, and light fruitiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, roast, dark bread, light toffee, and light fruitiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice and pleasant balance of dark malt flavors and subtle fruitiness; with zero cloying flavors present on the finish as expected. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a lightly creamy and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good dry stout. A little mild on flavors; but has good balance and is easy to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 04:38:14 | More by superspak
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle of "Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout", 4.7% alcohol, served in a Belgian snifter.

A: The beer pours very dark mahogany brown, looking near black in the glass; a deep ruby color is visible at the edges of the glass under bright light. The moderate size, tan colored head soon died down to a thin partial top coat and a durable collar around the edge of the glass, with patchy lacing left on the sides.

Rather simple but attractive aroma of sweet and roasted malts. The taste reveals some subtle but spicy hops mixed with a stronger flavor of dark roasted malts. Sweet, with hints of chocolate up front, and some coffee in the mildly bitter finish.

M: Light+ bodied: about as expected. Some dryness; moderate carbonation.

O: No apparent flaws, but rather mild flavor and not very complex or interesting either.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 00:20:54 | More by chinchill
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Faint roasted, chocolate, and bready malts.

Taste: Pretty standard flavor. A little bitterness in the rear from earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium to high carbonation, finishes s little dry, a little bitterness in the rear, and easily drinkable.

Overall: An enjoyable and sessionable stout. Can be enjoyed amongst friends for hours.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 19:46:43 | More by Flounder57
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

355 mL bottle from a six-pack picked up at the LCBO; best before Dec. 2014. Always excited to try a new beer from Brooklyn, one of my favourite 'big' American craft breweries. Served only slightly chilled.

This stout pours a fairly typical opaque blackish-brown colour, topped with just over one finger's worth of dense, creamy, tan-coloured head. Looks great, but that foam doesn't maintain cohesion for very long, as it soon dissipates into a thin cap and collar with some very slight lacing. The aroma offers up a mixture of roasted malts, baker's chocolate, coffee, and some earthy English hop notes. Straightforward, and about what I'd expect from the style.

A reasonably tasty stout, though it is not without its flaws. Roasted malt flavours are obviously the focus here, with cocoa and coffee bean notes coming through initially. A grainy malt sweetness comes through mid-sip, with some weak contributions from the roasted malts finishing it off. Dry finish, with a weak aftertaste that quickly vanishes from the palate. On the lighter side of medium-bodied, with the carbonation being a little too heavy for my liking. Minor gripes aside, there's nothing objectionable about this beer at all so it is certainly a valid session option.

Final Grade: 3.58, a B grade. While it's not the most interesting stout I've ever tried, Brooklyn's Dry Irish Stout is still a solid example of this highly sessionable style. The flavour profile should be quite agreeable to most palates, although the thin body and weak aftertaste prevents this from being a truly outstanding stout. A good introduction to the style for anyone curious, and something that I would consider picking up again. It's certainly better than Guinness, although it's probably not as pretty.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 03:23:38 | More by thehyperduck
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
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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Retroman40

Kentucky

3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pitch black with a good lasting tan head.

S - Molasses with a hint of chocolate and coffee.

T - Roasted malt with a chocolate/molasses finish.

M - Very rich with a good carbonation level.

O - This is how I remember stouts from my youth. Not particularly "dry" but certainly not "sweet" either. I was surprised at the low alcohol content considering the taste. This would be a good session beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 22:07:40 | More by Retroman40
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2012 18:14:58 | More by BEERchitect
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mdfb79

New York

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2012 18:15:18 | More by mdfb79
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head on a jet black body with decent lacing. Aroma is mild with roasted malt, mild licorice and chocolate note. Flavor is fairy watery with mostly roasted malt and light earthy and chocolate notes. Light bodies and moderate carbonation. Not my favorite genre as most are usually pretty simple. This one is definitely highly drinkable

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2012 23:38:31 | More by kylehay2004
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barczar

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque black, with a dense 2 finger cream head that lingers indefinitely.

Roast malt dominates the aroma, with a subtle hint of caramel sweetness and coffee grounds.

Flavor is burnt roast malt, tangy acrid coffee, with a floral, perfume hop finish. Odd range of tastes. The finish is a bit sweeter than expected. Chocolate makes a weak appearance as it warms, as well as tobacco and slight smoke. Dark cherries and cough syrup emerge.

Body is slightly light, with moderate carbonation.

Overall, more flavorful in malt and hop than a guinness. Good, to me, for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2012 02:48:32 | More by barczar
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sfsean28

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I poured a finger of head over this dark brown beer. It disappeared in about a minute. No lacing.

Smells of sweet, roasted malt. Bare hint of chocolate.

Sweet up front. Goes dry and lightly bitter after the initial sweetness. End/after taste has a slight bit of chocolate.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. It is quite creamy.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 04:36:08 | More by CFHMagnet
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jpro

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

64oz growler fill from CBX for St. Patty's Day. Down the hatch and took some notes...

A: Poured into a shaped Brooklyn pint glass - black; light tan 1.5 finger head that leaves no lace; not much retention; typical look.

S: Roasted malt; earthy / dry hop aroma; burned sugar.

T: Black / roasted malt; a touch of coffee; slight acridity; chalky / aspirin notes; light hop bitterness.

M: Light-medium feel; high carbonation; finds the middle ground between sticky and dry.

O: A sessionable stout with nice flavor; very traditional / basic if you will; a good St. Patty's brew if you want to knock back a few without any problems.

*from notes 3-17-13

Serving type: growler

03-24-2013 01:15:34 | More by jpro
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a tan film of cream on top

S- The mellow roasted black malt is nice but a bit soft

T- The roasted black malt is gentle with a slightly inky note and a slight tartness in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a scrubbing fizz finish that blends in with the tartness.

O- The tartness starts to overpower the mellow black malt flavor and the overall flavor is a bit light and one-dimensional. I was a bit underwhelmed considering the quality stuff Brooklyn does.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 14:12:23 | More by rhoadsrage
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