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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

488 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 10
Gots: 20 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-15-2014 18:07:39 | More by Can_has_beer
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-14-2014 23:42:21 | More by KStark
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kojevergas

Texas

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

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing but simple label and branded silver pry-off pressure cap acquired at a local corner mart as part of a 6 pack and served into an Avery stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the style - which is one of me favourites - and the brewery. 4.7% ABV according to the label. "Best before May 2014."

Served chilled and allowed to come to temperature over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a half finger wide khaki colour head. Okay creaminess and thickness. No lacing actually sticks to the sides of the glass. Head retention is bad - about 1 minute.

Body colour is a predictable opaque solid black. No floating yeast particles are visible. Appears a biteen undercarbonated.

Overall, it's a generally appealing appearance for an Irish stout, but lacks the strong head and unique dark ruby appearance of the best beers in the style.

Sm: Ah yes. Has that lovely roasted barley/dark malt build I love in beers of this style. Also, some chocolate malt, caramel, and touches of a very mild but balancing hop presence. Brief hints of vanilla and coffee too.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

It's a pleasant aroma of average strength, and fits the style very well. I can't wait for the first sip.

T: Very well balanced, if fairly simple. Dark malts, chocolate malts, hints of buried chocolate, vanilla, cream, and coffee. There's also a touch of faint licorice. Unfortunately, the roasted barley notes that are the heart of this style are barely perceptible here, which really holds the beer back.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Not a real complex, intricate, or nuanced build for the style, but I do like it. Cohesive, but far from gestalt.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-flavours come through.

As much as I like it, it seems a bit uninspired. They don't really boldly go for anything unique or special here; it just feels like a "let's imitate an Irish stout" approach to brewing the style. They're not striving for anything new.

Mf: Creamy - but not quite enough. Mild thickness. Medium body. Should be more dry and more coarse. Filling. Has a nice presence on the palate overall, but this texture doesn't feel like an ideal companion to the taste. Overcarbonated. Feels a bit weak as well.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh. Unrefreshing.

Dr: Very drinkable, as all good beers in the style are. But it's not on par with the best Irish-brewed examples of the style, and I say that as someone who lived in Ireland for a year - not some tourist who visited for a couple weeks. It's one of the better American brewed examples of the style I've had in a long time, and I'm glad I picked up a 6 pack. I'll be enjoying this very sessionable brew a lot while I have it, but so long as Guinness Foreign Extra is on the shelf, I'll have no need to buy this again. Another pretty good offering from Brooklyn.

B-

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.64/5  rDev +2%
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

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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rieg21

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19%

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Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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Texasfan549

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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2/5  rDev -44%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, BB MAY 2014
L - dark brown with a creamy tan head that dissipates rather quickly
S - typical dry stout aroma with roasted barley, caramel, chocolate, earthy hop
T - roasted barley, chocolate, nut, earth, caramel, a bit toasty
F - thinner body, could use a bit more carbonation, but it does fizzle on the palate while finishing fairly dry
O - decent representation of the style, but there are better options available


Serving type: bottle

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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.