jbruner (5285) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
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 I’m just used to nitro Irish stouts. bkurtz (1134) - LITHUANIA - FEB 22, 2015
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 (1116) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a dark brown. Thin and slightly oily texture with a light head and some lacing. The aroma was almost non existent. I couldn’t 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. ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2015
I’ve never really been impressed with the Irish dry-style stout. The style is inherently mild and mild is usually pretty boring. Of course, there’s a difference between boring and bad and given a choice I’d always take boring. Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout is indeed pretty boring, but I must admit that it conforms to style guidelines and there’s absolutely nothing about it that’s repulsive. Hmm… that’s the worst recommendation ever, eh?
weordie (1400) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
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 there’s 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 weren’t so mild. Otherwise, there isn’t much going on here. It’s drinker-friendly to be sure, but doesn’t go above and beyond mere satisfaction.
Drinkability: While the taste of Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout isn’t too exciting, I must admit that drinking it is a breeze. The mouthfeel is light, with a low amount of carbonation – yet it still has a crispy, clean finish. It’s extremely smooth and quite comfortable across the tongue. At only 4.7% ABV it’s not surprising it’s so light and non-robust; anyone could session this on St. Patrick’s Day.
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 (6655) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
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 (1224) - - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Instant coffee like flavour with a bit of milk chocolate. Taste sweeter than i expected. Medium maltiness and light body. mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
[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
markas101 (2499) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Overheard: "It has to be a thick hunk, you can’t just slice it."
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 (1259) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2014
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.