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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.56/5
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645 Ratings
Brooklyn Dry Irish StoutBrooklyn Dry Irish Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dogfishandi on 02-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,339
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
645
pDev:
12.64%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
90
Trade:
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Ratings: 645 |  Reviews: 150
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of MNishCT77
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 bottle purchased in New Haven, CT at the end of 1/13, unknown brewing/bottling date, served in a 12 oz. mug, drank 4/10/13 over one hour.

A: 4.25 - dark brown coloration, unable to see through, one finger tan head dissipating into solid glass lacing, minimal alcohol legs --> best aspect of this beer for sure

S: 3.5 - bleh, very little aroma coming off this beer; nothing unpleasant though

T: 3 - again, there is really very little going on here, slightly earthiness but not picking up on any coffee or chocolate notes as advertised, slight bitterness offered by EKG, some unpleasant bleach-y notes; I rate pretty high, so a 3 for me is certainly below average

M: 4 -smooth, creamy, probably would be even creamier if on nitro, no alcohol flavors (expected for the sessionable style)

O: 3.5 - below average for style; I drank it alongside with my dry Irish stout homebrew; I really like Brooklyn's stouts, especially their BCS (see my review for glorious praise) and Black Ops, but this one was really underwhelming due to the lack of dry coffee and chocolate notes as advertised; I wouldn't purchase this again, but, if offered, I certainly wouldn't turn it down either

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A thick rich head with some staying power and a good amount of lace from a too cold bottle. Opaque dark brown with a tinge of red. Smell is well roasted barley with a healthy ale fruitiness.
It blossoms as it warms and gives a good bouquet with a coffee like profile. A bit of dough. Some sweet molasses notes flow in here and there. Taste is like the name. Dark roasted grain front with a lots of coffee and charred grains. Sweetness is of the burnt variety and fleeting at that. Finish is short and earthy with lots of dark grains and a touch of ale yeast. Very smooth drinking. Feel is crisp and light with well proportioned carbonation that lends itself to sessioning. A very good representation of the style that is an excellent session beer with a full flavor.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz glass @undergroundedm, during the kickoff of their Brooklyn tap takeover.

This beer appears a very dark, almost black brown, with pervasive reddish highlights, and one finger of dense, puffy beige head, which leaves some bubbling chauldron lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of dry roasted malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, day-old coffee, and muddled citrus, leafy hops. The taste is more of the same, in a goodly way, with the toasty, roasty, and lightly caramelized malt, milk chocolate, a separate lactic sweetness, subtle standing coffee, and very understated citrus and earthy hops.

The bubbles are predictably low-key and underpowered, the body medium-light in weight, mostly smooth (the char seems to interfere here), and a tad creamy overall. It finishes off-dry, the nutty chocolate pushing through the roast.

A tasty enough Irish dry stout, with a fair bit more sweetness than expected, but that doesn't really matter, as it all works together to produce a commendable alternative to you-know-who.

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3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before June 2013. Pours almost opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of light milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, dark bread, toast, toffee, and some light and dark fruitiness. Solid and pleasant aromas with good balance; but there is hardly any strength here, very mild. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light coffee, dark bread, toast, toffee, floral, and light fruitiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, roast, dark bread, light toffee, and light fruitiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice and pleasant balance of dark malt flavors and subtle fruitiness; with zero cloying flavors present on the finish as expected. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a lightly creamy and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good dry stout. A little mild on flavors; but has good balance and is easy to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a tan film of cream on top

S- The mellow roasted black malt is nice but a bit soft

T- The roasted black malt is gentle with a slightly inky note and a slight tartness in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a scrubbing fizz finish that blends in with the tartness.

O- The tartness starts to overpower the mellow black malt flavor and the overall flavor is a bit light and one-dimensional. I was a bit underwhelmed considering the quality stuff Brooklyn does.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - very dark brown to black but the cocoa-white head dissipates far too quickly. I like drinking my stout with a good head.

Smell - small hints of chocolate and roastiness...nothing too strong tho.

Taste - again like the smell you get hints of small flavor but nothing bold like I like my brews.

Mouthfeel - is quite nice.

Overall - just not one of my favorite stouts, I think I prefer Guinness.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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

64oz growler fill from CBX for St. Patty's Day. Down the hatch and took some notes...

A: Poured into a shaped Brooklyn pint glass - black; light tan 1.5 finger head that leaves no lace; not much retention; typical look.

S: Roasted malt; earthy / dry hop aroma; burned sugar.

T: Black / roasted malt; a touch of coffee; slight acridity; chalky / aspirin notes; light hop bitterness.

M: Light-medium feel; high carbonation; finds the middle ground between sticky and dry.

O: A sessionable stout with nice flavor; very traditional / basic if you will; a good St. Patty's brew if you want to knock back a few without any problems.

*from notes 3-17-13

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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