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Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dogfishandi on 02-17-2012

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146
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641
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
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Photo of KYGunner
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Deep cola brown pours a touch thick but with a weak fizzy head that dissipated all too quickly.

A touch weak in the nose but it is startlingly dry. A dry roasted coffee, char and a bit smoky.

The flavor is weak and even a bit watery but it its still rather tasty. Dry chocolate malt, light char, Irish creme, coffee, tinges of alcohol and maybe caramel can be found.

The feel is too thin for a stout, a bit bubbly and sprite.

This is a good beer to introduce to a stout newcomer as its soft and thin but still has enough flavor to introduce.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout has a khaki, medium-to-thick head and a very dark brown (almost black) appearance, with red highlights under direct sunlight. Some thin lacing is left behind. The aroma is of dark coffee and dark chocolate, brown bread crust, and sugar, and the flavor is of the same, with some cream and black cherries. There is also some acidic sourness associated with this and a bitterness hidden in the background. Mouthfeel is medium, and Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout finishes dry, refreshing, and very easy drinking. Overall, this is delicious, and think it's one to try.

RJT

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Photo of khargro2
2.83/5  rDev -21.6%
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 garymuchow
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB date of June 2013 - so just under the ropes.
Nice soft coffee aroma.
Very dark with tan head with a creamy look and ample lacing. Highlights of deep red.
Medium light mouthfeel lending an easy drinkability quality. Higher levels of carbonation. Even with the more watery feel and high bubbles still comes across as reasonably smooth.
Bitter, but not really. Still holding a light sweetness, a pinch of tartness, some coffee and roasty notes.
This is consistent with all the beers I've had from this brewery. Hitting classic styles in a even-handed and highly drinkable manner. It was consistent with my expectations and a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled
Black bodied with splatterings of say 33% surface tiny tan bubbles
Nice malty coffee aroma
Burnt toast, blackberry and coffee flavour
Slightly too fizzy, Slightly too thin
it's an easy going dry Irish stout
Get it down ya, it'll do ya good

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a nonic pint glass.

L - black with a beige head that thinned out after a while.

S - roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate.

T - roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate dominate the taste all the way through.

F - medium bodied with a slick feel, easy to drink.

O - a decent beer that I'll have again.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A- Very dark brown, looks black once it settles into the pint glass. Bubbly tan head that leaves some slight lacing around the edges of the glass.

S- Roasty malts, slight coffee aroma, surprising hop presence in the nose.

T- Nice roasted malt flavor with the hops coming through from the middle to the end. The hop presence is more of an earthy flavor that almost comes through as a metallic flavor.

M- Medium-thin bodied, especially for a stout. Carbonation is on the medium-high side, almost a cola-like feel.

O- Nothing really stands out about this one, but it's not bad. Not a bad option if you are looking for a stout on the lighter side.

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Photo of PorterLambic
2.12/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Arrives dark, nearly black, with a solid finger-width of tight foam resting on top. Retention is not so great as it dropped to a film in under 60 seconds. Good lacing though.
Smell is .... restrained. Weak. Coffee, cardboard and light malt notes are all I found.
Taste is weak, too. Weak coffee, toasted malt and cardboard notes are all that show up to the party and that's sad as Brooklyn is usually way better than this. The balance is good but so underwhelming.
To top off the Guinness recreation the body is light and watery with little aftertaste. Effervescence is appropriate and well done but that and lacing alone will not save this beer. If I wanted a pin of the most famous stout I would have ordered it instead. This needs to be redone. An ashy note does show up in the aftertaste. Slight warming as well.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.09/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Faint roasted, chocolate, and bready malts.

Taste: Pretty standard flavor. A little bitterness in the rear from earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium to high carbonation, finishes s little dry, a little bitterness in the rear, and easily drinkable.

Overall: An enjoyable and sessionable stout. Can be enjoyed amongst friends for hours.

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Photo of MacQ32
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured rather aggressively from a 128oz growler into my Brooklyn (curved) pint glass which resulted in nearly 3 fingers of caramel colored fluffy head. Super super dark brown, slight amber when held to the light. After about 3 minutes we are down to about a finger of head, sticky lacing paints the outside of the glass.

S - Dry mineraly slightly roasty chocolate and coffee, pretty mild.

T - Imagine a great tasting guiness, slightly bitter from the roasty malts, a subtle sweetness lingers through the finish.

M - Really fantastic, a lighter, more refreshing version of Guiness, very smooth. Very drinkable for the style.

O - Nothing fantastic, but definitely decent, especially for $10.99/128oz on St Pattys Day!

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Photo of thecheapies
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of socon67
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.

A - Black pour with no foamy head. Minimal lacing. no carbonation noted. Appearance of the pour is that this is a thin beer.

S - Scents of roasted malt, biscuits, and coffee. Could be a good breakfast beer.

T - taste is certainly dry in the finish. Has a slight smoky feel from roasted malt. Notes of fresh brewed coffee come to the tongue.

M - I found this a bit too dry (yes even knowing the style I think it was a bit too much). Maybe the balance is a little off. I do think it hits the mark for what it is supposed to be. It is an easy drinking stout that is not heavy at all.

O - I have others in this style I think I like better. For those that love Brooklyn Brewery this is a decent beer but not a standout.

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Photo of flyingpig
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Kendo
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the growler into a Sam Smith's nonic on Saint Patrick's Day, 2012 - and wondering whether that's a fax pas given the Irish/British history. . . . Anyway, on the pour it appears brown, but once it settles into the glass it looks to be black with brownish-mahogany edges. Small khaki-colored head on top.

S: Roasty, with earthy and leafy hops.

T: Nice - a lot of flavor for a low-alcohol beer. Roasty is the word that keeps coming to mind. It's almost porter-like in flavor at times, with a hint of chocolate malt, roasted barley, charcoal and a very dry finish.

M: Light to medium in heft, carbonation is modest. Overall feel is good.

O: Nicely done. Full-flavored, dry. Meets the style guidelines just about perfectly.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not sure how to judge this style but I took an educated guess. It looks dark and has some head, so that's good. It looks appetizing.

The aroma is slightly off, but not bad. Off of what, beats me. It has no major hops characteristic, more of a malt and a tiny bit of yeast.

The taste is mild. Perhaps it is to mild for the style, but I found it very drinkable, and the aftertaste similarly was very refreshing. You could have a bunch of these (alas I have but one).

Overall, a fine, very drinkable brew. Well made, as I would expect from this quality brewer.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Beerlover
4.65/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great example pf a dry irish stout, smells of roast malts and slight coffee and smoke, taste compliments the aroma almost spot on, body is medium light, very drinkable!!

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Black on the pour with ruby hues. Clarity looks to be good. The creamy tan head is very inviting. It eventually settles into a quarter inch cap, but retains well from there.

S: Dull charcoal and roasted malt scents. Chocolate cake. Faint acidic twang and some burnt malts. Nutty. Slight earthy hop presence. On point for the style.

T: Charcoal and chocolate cake. Steely acidic twang comes in shortly after. Stale, burnt coffee grounds. Nutty tastes mid-palate. Charcoal and smoke resurface. Very faint earthy hop presence. Very dry throughout. Powdery chocolate, dry brownies, and a touch of bitter dark chocolate on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Filling in the mouth, but it seems lighter than it is. Creamy, though a very active and aggressive carbonation rips through it a little too much and creates a foamy, overly seltzery impression.

O: It hits all the marks for the style, but it still comes across as a little bland. The foamy mouthfeel leaves a little something to be desired. The packaging and its gaudy green and orange coloring should help sell it when St Patrick's Day comes around, but there's better out there.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
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!

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Photo of Omnium
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours black brown, half a finger head, little to no lacing.
S - Dark baking chocolate, toasted grains, a little smokey.
T - Dry, a little tart, nice touch of smokey, and some roasted malt.
M - On the thin side and a little watery.
O - Not bad, a decent take on a dry stout.

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Photo of Amalak
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of bsp77
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
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