UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a shaker pint at ~45 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a dark almost-black brown, with ruddy hints of light glowing sullenly at the bottom edge of the glass. Forms almost no head, and what does form vanishes quickly, save for a very thin pale ring.
Smell: Dark black roasted grains in a field of pollen and flowers, like a farmerís crop had been burned away and nature were just beginning to reclaim the land. Thereís something vaguely acrid as well, and some ghosts of something wooden.
Taste: Blackened malt grain stars, with hints popping up here and there of floral notes, earthiness, ashes, chocolate, light coffee, and very vague fruitiness. Nothing is ever fully prominent save the roasted malt, with the other flavors rolling over and into one another in the background.
Mouthfeel: Light and close to watery without ever verging on actual water, this is pretty close to what an Irish stout should drink like.
Overall: Not a bad go at an Irish stout. A little more identity to the flavor profile, rather than being everything and nothing at the same time, and this could be fantastic. As it stands, itís solid.
coldbrewky (1496) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mer mer jimtom at the steakhouse. Had three with the boys after the impromptu home depot run. Just enough of everything. Yes, even the coffesque finish. Pretty in the glass with a quickly settling head. A decent substitute for thelack of Guinness.
George2Tall (28) - - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark. Medium amber head. Mild aroma. A dry, almost bitter flavor. Very enjoyable.
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Earlier Rating: 2/7/2013 Total Score: 3.5
This beer pours dark brown, but is almost black in the glass. The head is short and tan in color. I was expecting a heavy beer, but this beer is light on the palate with an almost creamy flavor. I detected overtones of caramel, with little after taste. I found it to be enjoyable with a pasta dinner.
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jbruner (2939) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask sampled at ACAT 2015. Pours a deep brownish black with thin tan brown head. Aroma of roast and soy with just a hint of chocolate. Taste follows with a nice earthy undertone. Not bad but wanted more body, guess Iím just used to nitro Irish stouts.
bkurtz (1004) - PERU - FEB 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours a clear, dark brown with a creamy, but quickly dissipating head. Coffee and chocolate notes. Dry stout, somewhat aqueous, but very drinkable.
jsporrer (54) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark brown. Thin and slightly oily texture with a light head and some lacing. The aroma was almost non existent. I couldnít smell much of anything. The taste was smooth but little to no flavor at all. It tasted to me like it was watered down. There was no bitterness or harsh aftertaste. No taste at all. It was not unpleasant but why drink a beer that has no flavor or substance. Very disappointed.
Chad9976 (1416) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve never really been impressed with the Irish dry-style stout. The style is inherently mild and mild is usually pretty boring. Of course, thereís a difference between boring and bad and given a choice Iíd always take boring. Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout is indeed pretty boring, but I must admit that it conforms to style guidelines and thereís absolutely nothing about it thatís repulsive. HmmÖ thatís the worst recommendation ever, eh?
I poured a 12oz bottle into a mug. It was bottled on 11/21/14 and cost $2.50 ($0.21 per ounce).
Appearance: Black hue with blood red edges. Pours to a small, tan, foamy head which mostly dissipates and leave no lacing.
Smell: Faint nose of dark malt. Trace of fruit. Nothing off-putting, mostly mild.
Taste: Despite a recipe of five types of malts and four types of hops, the palette here is pretty direct. Dark maltiness with a hint of dark fruity flavor up front. On the finish thereís a lightly sweet oatmeal-like taste with minor roasted malt bitterness. That initial fruity flavor emerges right on the finish, which is nice, but would be better if it werenít so mild. Otherwise, there isnít much going on here. Itís drinker-friendly to be sure, but doesnít go above and beyond mere satisfaction.
Drinkability: While the taste of Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout isnít too exciting, I must admit that drinking it is a breeze. The mouthfeel is light, with a low amount of carbonation Ė yet it still has a crispy, clean finish. Itís extremely smooth and quite comfortable across the tongue. At only 4.7% ABV itís not surprising itís so light and non-robust; anyone could session this on St. Patrickís Day.
weordie (322) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black/brown with a head that disappears straight away. Some caramel notes on the nose but not much else. A very earthy taste, sticky, some malt.
berkshirejohn (5149) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Wegmans, West Seneca, NY. An opaque black pour with a translucent beige head; aroma of well-roasted malts; despite the cola like appearance, the taste is quite grown-up with some initial sweetness, before a lengthy dry espresso taste; with a proniounced bitterness to finish. A passable stout.
MayumiH (373) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Instant coffee like flavour with a bit of milk chocolate. Taste sweeter than i expected. Medium maltiness and light body.