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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.56/5
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645 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dogfishandi on 02-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,297
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
645
pDev:
12.64%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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32
Gots:
90
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Ratings: 645 |  Reviews: 150
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.

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Photo of freystout17
2.69/5  rDev -24.4%
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.

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Photo of macesq
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of alpenglocken
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of JohnNasso
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of mklisz
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of hAle2theWort
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of DrewsBrews450
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Johnroby
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of GFD400
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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.

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Photo of khargro2
2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle purchased at Liquor Barn Hamburg
Pours dark, but not too dark with light tan head that finishes off at about 3 inches.
Smell is thin for a stout by average for others of this style.
Taste is empty and thin. Yes - thin is the theme. I know that Irish Dry's are thinner than their American counterparts, but I would like more body. Best flavor is it the aftertaste with light coffee that is reminiscent of a frappe. Overall not a bad beer by any means and stays true to the style, but does not stand out enough to warrant a repeat purchase.

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Photo of Stobin
2.89/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dedrinker
2.89/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

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Photo of MONKandTUCK
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- It's a dry stout, not much to report. However, this beer lacked that classic, elegant white-cloud cap.

A - Some hints of roast.... like when you enter a coffee shop. Some malts.

T - Pedestrian. I'm not sure of the objective; either this was meant to be a session-worth Stout, or accessible to those who'd normally avoid the harshness of a Stout. If the former, I'd prefer a beer weaker than 6% ABV, but with more bite and complexity. If meant for the latter, they should've used more English light roast malts.
*I had had some IPA's earlier in the day, so if my palate was wrecked, mea culpa. The said, this was stunningly reminiscent of a Schwarzbier my friends and I had been drinking. Those who had avoided IPA's thought so, too.

M - I wanted to dock them some points. This beer is thin for a Stout, especially at 6%. That said, it's not a very sweet beer and it finishes dry. It squeaks by as mediocre, but you'll be disappointed if you expect the classic mouthfeel.

O - I feel that if Sam Adam's or Leinenkugel or some pseudo-microbrewery were to do an Irish Dry Stout this is what you'd get.

Brooklyn had an opportunity to really put themselves over the top here. They skimped on the Roasted malt and flaked grains, probably to generate mass appeal, causing their beer to fall short of fair expectation.

It goes without saying that O'Hara's and Yard's have MUCH better offerings in the Philly area. Honestly, I'd much prefer a Guinness Extra Stout, next time. Or even a Donnybrook or Sly Fox version of the Irish Stout, though they're half the strength.

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Photo of bum732
2.99/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

S: A very ashy dryness, faint dark chocolate.

L: Dark brown bordering on black. Light tan creamy head that dissipates to a dusting. Decent lacing.

T: Touch of coffee up front before a fairly toasty maltiness. Medium bitterness with some faint fruity esters. Medium high roasty dry finish.

M: Medium thin body, but fairly creamy. Medium low carbonation.

Not bad, definitely a dry stout. I could drink a lot of this, but i prefer my own homebrewed version.

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

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Daniel9913
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 645 ratings
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