Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout

Rated 3.300 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Style:  Dry Stout

4.7% Alcohol by Volume

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The Irish Stout beer style was once produced by dozens of breweries in Ireland. These days it is only produced by three major breweries in Ireland, none of them Irish-owned, though several small breweries and brewpubs make stout as well. People are often surprised to hear that Irish stouts are among the lightest beers on draft, both in alcohol and in calories. These beers were originally designed as “session pints”, a term denoting beers that one can stick with for a long evening. These days, the major producers of Irish Stout dissolve nitrogen into the beer to produce the trademark head, a practice that started in 1960. Brooklyn Irish Stout is brewed the old-fashioned way, without the nitrogen addition. A large portion of the grain is roasted like coffee beans, developing the typical color and flavor of this beer. Aside from British pale malts, the beer includes caramel malts, black patent malt, unmalted black barley and a proportion of flaked raw barley, which helps the beer develop a beautiful, thick natural head. The famous East Kent Golding hop lends to the earthy aroma. The beer is neither filtered, nor fined and has a light, brisk carbonation. The blend of grains gives the beer an espresso-like bite, followed by coffee and chocolate flavors. At 4.2% ABV, this is among the lightest beers we make, and one of our favorites. Be sure to serve it with “two fingers” of foam, and enjoy the flavor of Brooklyn Irish Stout. Slainte!

ID: 2152 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank11269
Overall Percentile78.9
Style Rank113 of 350
Style Percentile67.7
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.413
Weighted Score3.300
Standard Deviation0.352

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Comes out of the tap a nearly opaque dark chocolate brown with a fairly thick light tan head - a good start. Strong aroma has semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and yeasty tones. Satisfying flavor is only subtly smoky, but has good coffee, chocolate and licorice notes plus hints of caramel and - is that horehound? Whatever. Texture seems a bit on the thin side for a stout, but is still decently fizzy. Overall, if not great, still worthy of a try.

  • CHOPZ 6800 reviews
    rated 3.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a dark brown colour with a fizzy-creamy beige head, good retention and minimal lacing. Aromas of hoppy grass over chocolate malts and hints of vanilla. The mouthfeel is quite thin. Watery roasted malt taste with not much dryness from the hops. Notes of mild cacao and vanilla, but really watery again. Not something to remember.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Not impressed or offended. Pretty much a standard dry irish. Maybe the aroma is a little weak, but everything else is a color by the numbers brew. Not terrib;y exciting. I too am glad I only got 1, but don't regret it.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Glad I didn't get an entire 6 of this. Was tempted around St. Patrick's Day. Pours dark brown with a black appearance. On the thin side. Some chocolate in the flavor, but not balanced that well. Some sour notes at the end. I guess I prefer the sweet stouts....but had a lot better dry's than this.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Jey black in color. A two finger, very light beige colored, frothy textured head rises briefly above. Settles into a moderate ringlet. The nose is muted sweet nread and some grassiness. More grassiness comes out in the tasting. Effervescent and very sessionable beer. Just not outstanding.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Really nice aromas of chocolate and roasted nuts. Standard black body, the thick head disappates rater quickly, a few spots of lace. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and overcarbonated, really prickly on the tounge. Flavor of roasted nuts, a touch of dry bitter coffee, not bad but a bit of a let down after that aroma. Overall not a bad brew.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Single bottle of this Irish Stout. Chocolate, granola, coffee and buttered toast all followed by a mild fruity tang. Frothy tan head and bubbly lacing above a very dark body. Light and dry, roasty with a twangy finish. A bit awkward after a while, but not bad.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    On tap @ Bearden Beer Market - a very pleasant surprise! Nice black pour, frothy tan head, great lacing. Richly toasted malts upfront in the welcome aroma, slight coffee nose, a touch of cocoa and caramel, very earthy hops. Taste is rich and almost creamy, deeply roasted malts, almost coffee-like, lightly sweet breaded caramel, earthy hops to leave a light dry bitter linger, makes me yearn for another! A damn good stout, very unexpectedly found in Tennessee. Kudos to Bearden Beer Market for having this one on tap - Excellent!

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