Founded in 1988, Brooklyn Brewery has brewed flavorful beers that enrich the life, tradition and culture of the communities it serves. Their award-winning roster of year-round, seasonal and specialty beers have gained the Brewery notoriety as one of the top craft beer producers in the world. Their Dry Irish Stout is a perfect example of how they earned this acclaim.
The beer pours a dark mahogany color. In the glass it appears almost black but with mahogany hues reflecting. The head is thin, fawn in color and shows staying power. After the head slowly dissipates, it will re-emerge with a twist of the glass.
The nose shows roasty notes of malts, coffee and nuts. There is a hint of salted caramel and sweet cinnamon amidst the aromas. If you give the roasty notes a chance to tone themselves down, you will uncover an underlying profile of earthy, citrusy hops.
Take a sip and the first things you’ll notice is the creamy mouthfeel, consistent carbonation and lighter body. The carbonation aids in delivering all the flavors this beer has to offer. Echoing the nose, the first flavors that hit you are the roasted coffee notes laced with a hint of chocolate. The midpalate jumps in with dry, hoppy citrus and earth notes that balance the initial flavors. Both profiles carry through to the clean finish.
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout is the perfect session stout! It is refreshing, versatile and thoroughly satisfying. Although the style is very different than what most think of as a session beer, it hits all the right places and qualifies as such. A great selection for your next get together!
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 4.0 Pints out of 5
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