OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black with a light tan head. I didn’t get much aroma except a tiny bit of chocolate. Dry, dirty, bitter coffee and coco flavors. Way more carbonation than I expected.
oh6gdx (21366) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Black Heart, London. Deeo ambery brown colour with a small creamy longlasting head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, some resin, mild berries and some nuttiness. Flavour is very similar, but the flavour doesn’t stay for very long in the aftertaste.
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Pours black with red taints and a small head, aroma of malt, some roast, milk chocolate, sweet, flavor is dry with low sweetness, lightly smoked (English style) with malt acidity, medium bodied
merc7186 (2334) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Mild Off Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Roasted Malts, Mild Coffee
T: Mild Roasted Malt, Mild Chocolate
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Dry
Overall, its an okay irish stout but flavor was lacking.
BrownALEx (300) - Portland, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer won’t blow your socks off but you could easily drink more than a few of these. Taste is dry, palate is medium. At 4.7% this is great for tailgateing on cool college Saturday mornings. Easy drinking. Try it.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvikar. As Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout. Very dark brown. Aroma of licorice, coffee, a bit of roastiness and nutty notes. Flavor is a bit roasty, coffe-ish, with light acidity and a dry finish. Medium-bodied.
bluejacket74 (1452) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle, stamp says BB Jun 2013. Labeled as Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout, 4.7% ABV. Oh well, it’s just a couple months after that now. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, and a bit of bittersweet chocolate. It tastes mostly like roasted malt and coffee, along with some bittersweet chocolate, burnt/charred malt, and a bit of cream. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s smooth and easy to drink with moderate carbonation. Picked this up as part of a mix 6-pack at Kroger earlier today, I think I might have to try this fresher when it comes out again next year. I liked it, definitely worth a try.
mcberko (7808) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a deep dark brown / near-black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out very dry, lightly roasted malt and toasted bread. Flavour is very dry, with lots of dry bread and a little toasted malt. Very dry and rather lifeless body, finishing a bit metallic and dry bready. Solid attempt at a dry stout, but rather boring overall. Decent.
JDBaker11058 (1415) - Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: near black, with one finger of creamy, thick milk chocolate-colored head and a suggestion of lacing. Aroma: roasty, with prominent chocolate, coffee, and black bread notes over some vanilla and cream--smells awesome. Taste: light bittersweet chocolate, a bit of roast coffee beans, some chalk, and a bit of crème fraiche to round it out. Finish: soft-bodied and light, verging on watery at the very end, with quickly fading and dryly bitter and roasty notes. Notes: I’m starting to think that dry stouts are my favorite stouts. This was a decent example. Pretty balanced between roast and bittersweet; palate was just a hint too light. I think the Schlafly Irish Stout is still the best American take on the style. My bottle stated 4.7 abv, not 3.9.
stantheman (680) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Alibi Room in Gastown in Vancouver. Very, very dark, with a lovely tan head. Malt on the nose, with malt and chocolate in the mouth. I quite like it.
Side note here. Very unusual to find a stout with a lower alcohol content than Guinness. As one who’s more devoted to taste than to drunkeness, I find it quite welcome. Lite beer, but with a rich taste! Yes!