Chad9976 (1504) - 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 (479) - 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 (5396) - 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 (498) - 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.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6210-20140302] Bottle. Lightly smoked wooden malt grain aroma. Hazy, cola brown body with a quick bubbly head. Roasted wooden syrupy malt grain flavour has almost a soured note to it. Full body. Tasty, very easy to drink. (7/3-/8/4/15) 3.7
Overheard: "It has to be a thick hunk, you canít just slice it."
markas101 (2088) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Zyn. Dark black, small head. Faint metallic malt and coffee aroma. Smooth texture, bitter, some liquorice and chocolate.
ComradeK (1076) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a small beige head, which fades rapidly and does not leave much lacing. Savoury, nutty notes mix with mild herbal hops and a touch of black coffee to create the aroma. Mild herbal and citrus hops up front give way to nutty and biscuit malt in the mid-palate. Black coffee and more herbal hops come into the finish. A decent dry stout, if nothing astounding.
StevieT (1167) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours thick and black, big roasted aroma, rich flavours of coffee and bitter chocolate. Great stuff.
GuideDogSaint (869) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a dissipating beige head. Aroma of chocolate.. A little watery, dry finish.
EithCubes (5306) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nose is dark and inky, sweet and malty, a nice deep, dark chocolate with some roast and a touch of acridity. Pours dark brown, pitch in accumulation, and a tight light brown head. Taste off-dry, light mineral and gas, touch of acrid roast, slight coffee/espresso, plum, chocolate. Also a bit of metal in the medium-full body.