O'Sullivan Stout
Beara Irish Brewing Co.

O'Sullivan StoutO'Sullivan Stout
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Stout - Irish Dry
Ranked #71
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Ranked #23,405
3.87 | pDev: 10.59%
Beara Irish Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
Very Good
O'Sullivan StoutO'Sullivan Stout
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a mug, the appearance was dark brown close to black color. Light film of a little white foamy head sat atop and fell off at a moderate pace. Sly lace. The aroma had some rugged roasty coffee beans, burnt toast, crisp wafer/cracker sweet tones, light milk chocolate and ended with some sweet oats. The flavor leaned into the roast fairly hard and didn’t allow too much sweetness to come out. Fairly nice aftertaste of the coffee as it didn’t seem too rugged here. Finished with some of that ruggedness of the coffee and burnt toast. The feel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Low carbonation felt good, though. Perhaps it was how the coffee came across. Not that smooth at all but wasn’t acidic. Overall, wonder how fresh this bottle is because I wouldn’t mind letting another age as the coffee seemed a bit too roasty.

Jun 17, 2017
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured a dark brown with a thin mocha head that fades to leave thin halo and light wisps.

S - Aromas of dry chocolates, light roasted malts.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice chocolate, good dry roasted malts. Quite pleasant.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, smooth.

O - Overall this beer was really straightforward to the style. Solid.

Serving type: on tap

Feb 13, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light head, very dark pretty much black color.

Nose is classic Irish stout, little powered cocoa and choc, creamy dried lactose, little roasty faint char, light bitter hop.

Taste again pretty classic, nice charred roasted toasted malts, more powdered cocoa, little chocolate and dried creamy lactose, little bitter from roast and hop presence. Dry finish, little creamy lactose nice bitterness lingering.

Mouth is med bod, decent creamy, light carb.

Feb 13, 2016
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Bert’s Solid dark brown/black color with a khaki head. Coffee light cream and hints of earth. Light flavorful easy drinking stout, I quite enjoyed it.

May 02, 2015
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on January 25, 2015.

Deep brown to near black pour with a full tan head. Opaque.

Wow! The aromas are alive with smoke, coffee grinds, roasted malts, but thin on the hops. Still, I feel like I am standing next to my wood stove.

About a medium body.

The taste is malty and smoky. Dry finish. Not much in the way of hops but I love the smokiness. The smokier the better as far as I am concerned.

Jan 25, 2015
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dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

4.8/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Received a bottle of this stout as a Christmas gift and knew nothing about it. Very nice dark brown color and a very slight tan head that left behind limited lacing. Smelled of coffee and chocolate but heavy on the coffee. Medium bodied brew that more then met my expectations especially with the great taste of chocolate-covered marshmallow coffee with a little bit of tar/ash mixed about. Very well done and I thoroughly enjoyed this brew!

Dec 23, 2014
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TimZebGir from Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Taste of metal dark
Smell has malt and smoke that fills
My dusty attic

A: Really dark brown, almost black--thin head but well-retained(3/3)
S: Lots of dark malt, pretty acrid with deep, almost burnt background, maybe a little bit of dusty attic (8/12)
T: A little metallic with a solid, slightly smoky, dark malt middle that fades away more bitter than sweet (15/20)
M: Medium bubbliness with medium dryness on finish (5/5)
O: (7/10)

Oct 08, 2014
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lou50rp from Maine

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Bottle from Craft Beer Cellar
Dark brown color, with tan head
Very good stout flavoring, hints of coffee and sweet chocolate
Mouthfeel is medium
Very good brew. When looking for a stout will definitely consider this stout.

Sep 08, 2014
O'Sullivan Stout from Beara Irish Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 27 ratings