Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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81
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628 Ratings
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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 21
Gots: 78 | FT: 0
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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 Gmann
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.62/5  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.

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of Amalak
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A. It's basically pure black with a two-finger foamy tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving a bit of lacing behind.

S. Very strong nutty malt scent.

T/M. It has a dry metallic flavor. Some nuttiness underneath. Roasted malts to give it a burnt flavor. A hint of chocolate. Tingly on the palate.

O. I nice, if not very special. Nothing really jumps out, it's very unassuming. But it's not bad in any way. Refreshing and a nice session stout feel to it.

Photo of mjurney
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Black in color, deep ruby red hue when I held it to the light. Thick beige color head. Lacing looks nice on the glass.

Aroma:
Deep roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate.

Taste:
Deep roasted malts up front, sweet, dark chocolate, coffee, slight burnt toast. Hop bitterness is moderate, leafy-earthy. Faint dark fruit towards the finish. Body is medium, slight silky mouthfeel, a little lively carbonated, very smooth.

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

First time having Brooklyn Irish Dry Stout. Picked out a fresh pint glass for the occasion.

Pours dark brown with almost two-fingers of a light tan cap. I forgot I bought this from a stand at room temperature, so I'm enjoying it at nearly the same.

Smells roasty and fairly dry. Some charred grain and light coffee notes mixing in and out of the nose. There is a slight hop earthiness pulling through as well. Very mild, even at this warmth.

Coffee and cocoa are both somewhat here, with coffee the front-runner. More char from the roasted malts apparent. Exquisite dryness in a stout, indicative of style. Not overly minerally or phenolically peaty. Hints of all of that, sure. A brighter nickel note surfaces in the finality as the finish dries up. Earthy English hops carry through with some added bitterness and vegetal notes.

Has a round mouthfeel, despite the beer being thinner than expected. Carbonation is a little bit too amped up. Polishes off nicely, even well above serving temperature. A few flaws exposed here in taste and in feel. Easily sessionable.

The feel is a letdown, and I'm not saying the beer has to have that creamy nitro Guinness thing going on. This one's still just a little too coarse, doesn't offer much else in flavor other than dry roast and coffee and earthy tones, and is just too faulty with attenuation and blandness. It's definitely not standing up to the Blue Chevre I'm eating. Let's hope it cools down and pairs well with a dinner of mushroom-swiss burgers and onion rings.

Photo of AmitC
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4.7% ABV. Hell.

Pours a dark brown porter like thin liquid. Dark black inside the glass. One finger thick tan colored head that fades really fast. Before you know it, it's gone. Decent lacing on the sides. Opaque.

Aroma is very low to only moderate. Roasted malts are all i get. Typical dryness.

Taste give a lot of toasted malts that are slightly burnt up. Some what bitter due to charred character of malts. Very plain taste. Dry finish, of course.

Mouth feel is light-medium. Smooth. Moderate to slightly high carbonation. Goes down very easily only if you like the bland taste that is.

Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 3.5

Guinness clone. Only that Guinness is better.

Photo of dedrinker
2.89/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The beer looks black with a tan head - just like a stout. It has a roasted grain smell that weakly suggests coffee or chocolate, but more like roasted chicory root.

The taste is a big disappointment. So bland for a stout. so mild, so...Yeungling porter.

Light body and just nothing to chew on, nothing to warm my soul on a chilly rainy night.

It's so very Garret Oliver - big on fancy talk and small on flavor.

Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color; a deep red color is visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a finger and a half high tan colored head that gradually died down and left a thick collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: There are light aromas of roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the roasted malt flavors are a bit stronger and there are also some hints of burnt malts and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels mostly light-bodied and a little thin and airy on the palate with a bit of dryness and a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't have a very complex aroma or taste, but it's extremely sessionable. I would imagine that this would taste even better on a nitro-tap.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Somehow, this beer seems funnier after having just watched Gangs of New York... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises mild coffee, roasted malts, and a twinge of bitter dark chocolate. The taste brings in more of the same, focusing on the coffee, darkening the roast of the malts, and adding a hint of cola in the background. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a surprisingly watery feel. Overall, a decent little Irish stout, but one that's way too thin for its own good and not creamy enough for mine.

Photo of evanforbeer
3.64/5  rDev +2%
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

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle pours a mostly black color with a thick cap of tan head. Moderate retention and good lacing.

Nose is lightly roasty with a nice balancing sweetness. Malts are chocolaty and what’s this?...there is some leafy hops in here too. Smells nice.

Taste is definitely drier than it smells, the roast is bigger too. Bitterness goes a long way on the finish. Body is thin...but not overly for the style. Pretty simple, not a whole lot of flavor, mostly just roasty malt with a slight sour twinge. I’d say this is a pretty mediocre offering in an already mediocre style category. Glad I bought a single instead of a whole sixer.

Photo of tdm168
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - black with a large, dense, brown head that has good retention

S - roasted malts, faint burnt sugar, faint caramel

T - roasted malts, creamy, faint caramel, underlying burnt sugar, very faint coffee, a mild bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a nice, flavorful dry stout. This has more flavor than a Guinness, though it may not be as traditional. This one has plenty of what I consider "Americanized" characteristics such as the faint coffee notes, caramel, and sugary aspects. Traditionally, (right or wrong, I'm not sure) I expect this style to be smoother with a more chocolaty, creamy, smooth, and roasty. Overall, though I liked this beer. It was highly drinkable and enjoyable.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a thin beige head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains roasted malts chocolate, some coffee and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a roasted malt character followed by mild flavors of chocolate and coffee. The hops presence is very mild and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, high carbonation for the style, finish is chalky and dry.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style. It’s a decent beer to drink for a while but there are better choices in the style.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a bottle of this in Totowa, since this was the first Brooklyn 12 oz. beer in years that I hadn't had before. Even though Saint Patrick's Day is over a month away, I figured that this had to be released for it given that the bottle had the colors of the Irish flag on it. Indeed, this was a good session beer but this reminded me of flat soda in so many ways. Yes, a Stout that can double as a session beer is not a bad thing but it has to stand out a bit more than this did!

Dark pour to this with just a wee hint of garnet around the edges. Not a lot of an aroma to this except for a smoky malt aroma that just needed a bit more peat in it to remind me of a Scotch Ale. The carbonation was light in mouthfeel but present and there wasn't any lacing to be seen either. Not a lot of coffee and hardly any chocolate to be felt here. Just an subtle burnt mouthfeel from start to finish but not dry enough to require a glass of water to wash everything down. Just a bit sticky too, which almost made me think that I had some fermented Coke to go along with this.

Had I bought the rest of the 6-pack, I could have downed them all tonight. Yes, this was that light and this didn't remind me of beer at all. While not a bad example of the style, I wish that there was more of a creamy and toffee-like tone to this, just to make it stand out a bit more. The East Kent Golding Hops may have lent just a bit of grassy bite to this but it's not enough and this needed a signature flavor to make it stand out just a bit above the level of ordinary.

Photo of oberon
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of secondtooth
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep, almost impenetrable black appearance, with ruby highlights. Rich and thick froth with fine off-white bubbles. Lace is minimal, and not too detailed.

Nose is roasty coffee and cocoa, and as my bottle had been warmed to near room temperature, the chocolate tones seem more prominent.

Taste is smooth and almost smoky, with more of the charred chocolate and roasted coffee at the finish. Pretty tasty and well-done, and more than sessionable at only 4.7% percent ABV!

Photo of freystout17
2.69/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thin, watery, and not a nice finish. This beer is probably the most disappointing of the Brooklyn beers I've ever tasted. This is not near as good as Guinness domestic (which itself is overrated).
If you want a good stout, look elsewhere. The Brooklyn dark chocolate stout is excellent. Albeit in a different category, there is no reason this brewer cannot make a really first class dry stout.

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.64/5  rDev +2%
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.
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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.

Photo of bsp77
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

BB JUN 2013

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a foamy, sandy brown head that settles out at a steady pace.

Smell: Roasted malts with a light scent of coffee, a little chocolate, too, and oven-roasted nuts. The hops mingle with the maltiness in the aroma to give a slight touch of Captain Black tobacco.

Taste: Malts notes of cola flavors, bittersweet chocolate, charred nuts, some dark caramel, roasted malt. Medium-low sweetness. English hops provide a little herbal bite and sufficient bitterness. A little hint of smokiness and some fruitiness comes out upon warming. Drying, herbal, nutty, mildly roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Not bad! I'm actually happy have a readily available dry stout in bottles that isn't nitrogen infused.

Photo of ThirstyBehr
3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- dark black body with thick mocha head

S- all malt coffee and chocolate

T- coffee malt dominant, slight earthy hop, dry finish

M- thin and dry just like the style suggests, light carbonation

O- a nice dry Irish stout, a good session beer with good balance

Photo of hosehead83
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Photo of sfsean28
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of justintcoons
3.09/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

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

Nose
Caramel, coffee and cocoa.

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

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, crisp and clean.

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

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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