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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

591 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 591
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 19
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
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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Ratings: 591 | Reviews: 145
Photo of Caveworm
4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass, this has got a huge four finger thick, spongelike tan head, solid lacing, and a very dark brown body. Quite an eye-pleaser.

I smell toasty malt along with full bodied malts. Not much hops are hitting the nose, but I wasn't really expecting that.

Tastes also like toasty malts, also with a small touch of chocolate and coffee mentioned on the label. Pretty easy on the palate.

This brew's mouthfeel is smooth and clean.


I'll give Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery a 4.25 This is an easy-going stout that you can knock back a couple of and not feel sleepy. Nicely done by these guys.

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SudReyCzar
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Wish It Had A Little More Body. Good!

Photo of jermakowicz
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NorseKaiser
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
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;

Photo of MisledTitan
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antc2382
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not as creamy as Guinness, and does not have as strong of the roasted barley taste. A bit more watery. Light for a stout. Definitely decent but not the ultimate

Photo of Ctruskey
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utopiajane
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark caramel brown. Persistent tan head that leaves a ring and wet slippery lace. Pours with a thickness. Nose is roasty grain. Smooth sweetness from caramel under that. Earthy, coffee and a malty sweetness. Taste is good. Sharp and full of flavor. Roasty gran with a slight hop bitterness to give it edge. Drinks dry and very crisp. Lightly sweet. A smooth and quick drink that finishes dry and with plenty of maltiness to linger. Textbook dry stout with a rich and full mouthfeel. Smooth and creamy too.

Photo of CTJman
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jmdrpi
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BB MAY 2015 3294 12:39"

Once you get past the question of why you'd want an Irish-style stout brewed in the US, you can then ask the question of how good it is.

It's not nitrogenated, although that didn't occur until 1964 with draught Guinness so it's not historic and doesn't really matter here. And it does have a little bit of a sour tang to it, which would be historically accurate, although neither this nor the current Guinness are even nearly as sour as the stouts of yesteryear would have been. I think the twang here is really just from a low pH, and not due to any soured beer added back in as Guinness does.

If you think along the lines of a Guinness Foreign Extra stout with a much lower starting gravity and adjusted bitterness you'll have a pretty good idea of what this beer is about. It's roast and chocolatey, and slightly caramelish. It's about the malt, and there's really just a little bit of hop in the flavor, which is probably not even equal to the fruitiness of the yeast, which is also limited.

It's a difficult beer to formulate in some ways because the style, really, is a bit disjointed. It's got spikes of roastiness, bitterness, and acidity; and there's some of that here but it seems that Brooklyn wanted to try to round it out at least a little bit to make it more drinkable, which it is.

So why would I want an Irish style stout brewed in the US? To celebrate Saint Patricks Day, of course! Although Guinness is seen as quintessentially Irish, it's actually an English company that persecuted the Irish. Arthur was a committed unionist and opponent of Irish nationalism; and his decedents financially supported the Ulster Volunteer Force and allegedly lent men and equipment to the British Army during the Easter Rising of 1916. So this year I'll have a Murphy's, a Beamish, or a Brooklyn... but I won't support Guinness.

Photo of marcfromphilly
2.77/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dry tasteless beer. This is not what a Irish stout should taste like. Maybe the line is bad but this is crap.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ghowehattrick
2.99/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of fosters9
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AP224
1.95/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.75

This beer isn't bad its terrible! Shame on Brooklyn brewery for coming out with this beer when their chocolate stout is one of my favorites!!

Photo of Bruce180
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SFC21
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Graham_D_Dillon
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It's not a bad stout.

Photo of ajdemma
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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