Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.73/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
03-29-2014 01:21:10 | More by johnnnniee
2.38/5 rDev -33.1%
Bottle: Poured a dark color stout with a large brown foamy head with very limited retention. Aroma of light dry roasted malt is not as powerful as I had expected. Taste is reminiscent of dry roasted malt with light Coke notes. Body is thin and carbonation is way too strong for style and resemble more of a cola than a beer. Drainpour.
03-29-2014 00:30:17 | More by Phyl21ca
3.58/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
03-28-2014 03:23:38 | More by thehyperduck
3.54/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
03-27-2014 22:07:40 | More by Retroman40
United Kingdom (Scotland)
2.96/5 rDev -16.9%
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co (Glasgow) - £2.20:
Dark ruby to black, opaque with a 0.5cm, foamy head that is a medium brown before halfing in size & holding.
Roasted malts & barely, earthy notes and some chocolate too. There is some grain and mocha with a tiny amount of hops, although I struggled to detect this initially.
Roasted malts and some grain making an appearance along with some touches of spice and a little chocolate. Sadly the beer had some bland spots around the middle and seemed quite watery.
Light bodied and as I've mentioned it was a little bland and watery in areas, particularly for a stout. Carbonation was about medium and as the label implied, the beer is also overly dry.
Fairly disappointing and definitely the worst Brooklyn Brewery offering that I've tried to date. Started okay but went downhill from their with the taste in particular failing to impress. I felt this one was more of a gimmick from the brewery and not really up to the standard of the previous Brooklyn beers.
03-25-2014 09:56:39 | More by flyingpig
3.86/5 rDev +8.4%
Picked this up out of the singles bin from the LCBO for $2.00 CDN. Excited to try this dry Irish stout as the colors of Ireland are well represented on the label. Served fairly cold into into a pint glass.
Appearance - Dark brown, nearly black, with 1.5 fingers of dense tan head. The sticks around for a good long while and leaves some soapy lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell - Nice roasty chocolate and coffee blend. Not a lot else there, but this has particularly good interplay between the two.
Taste - Nice soft coffee and dark chocolate flavor, yet light bodied and sessionable, but with full flavor. It's not extraordinary, but it's really well done.
Mouthfeel - Wow. Smooth light bodied and very sessionable, but retains the flavor profiles within the style. Well carbonated makes this like silk in the mouth. While I find most beers in this style are very smooth, Brooklyn's just seemed to have a lot of little things add up to make it and exceptionally smooth brew.
Overall - Very tasty brew with a great feel, thirst-quenching and flavorful yet light enough that I wouldn't be restricted to one or two of these, which usually i am on darker beers.
03-25-2014 02:06:13 | More by DenisKolkin
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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