This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Brooklyn Brewery's Dry Irish Stout.
Its been a few years since I reviewed a Brooklyn Brewery product as I had done SNS posts on all of the Brooklyn kosher certified products within the first two-three years of writing this blog. Since this brew only began production in bottle form in 2013 it slipped past me...until I saw it in a mix your own six rack this summer and I added it to the sixer I was mixing.
So what is a Dry Irish Stout? The gurus at Beer Advocate explain that:
Dry Irish Stout tend to have light-ish bodies to keep them on the highly drinkable side. They're usually a lower carbonation brew and served on a nitro system for that creamy, masking effect. Bitterness comes from both roasted barley and a generous dose of hops, though the roasted character will be more noticeable. Examples of the style are, of course, the big three, Murphy's, Beamish, and Guinness, however there are many American brewed Dry Stouts that are comparable, if not better.
Interestingly, the Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout had some roasted barley flavor, but very little hops or malts. The beer indicates that it has a 4.7% abv, but it actually seemed to me that the number was a little too generous. If you would have given me this beer in a blind taste test, I might have thought that it was a weak black coffee.
The flavor profile of this beer does not lend itself to an obvious pairing. I guess that you could have this with a dessert such as chocolate cake, but I have the feeling that the rich chocolate cake might even drown out the flavor of the brew.
Brooklyn Brewery Dry Irish Stout is under the kosher supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit as are all 12 oz Brooklyn beers which are brewed in the Utica plant. Please keep in mind that Brooklyn now brews and bottles 12 oz beers at its Brooklyn location, so make sure to check the label for where the beer was produced/
For the experts' take on the Brown Ale please click here http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/45/78521.
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