pressboxjoe (418) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2016
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at North Wales, on nitro. Bitter burned stout with notes of diacetyl. Couldn’t finish. Cynical attempt to placate St. Patrick’s Day punters, who presumably wouldn’t know buttered popcorn as an off flavor or mind it if they did.
60minuteman (1312) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure of appearance...drank it out of an IH mug. Dry and earthy. Good balance. Roasted and chocolate malts. Smooth.
closey22 (1628) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown foamy beige head; aroma is roAsty hints of chocolate; flAva inslight roasty malt; feels light watery;’finishes dry roasty toasty tangy malt
callmemickey (4216) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown-black body, medium sized tan head, soapy lacing. Dry roasted malt. Not much else. Simple. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation on nitro, a bit astringent in the finish.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Iron Hill in Phoenixville. Nitro. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Roasty, toasty, chocolate, a touch of coffee on the finish.
Earlier Rating: 3/21/2005 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at the North Wales Location (on the menu as Dry Irish Stout). On Nitro. Poured a dark black (with red at the edges) and an averaged sized tan head. Very nice aromas of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, light coffee and a little smoky. Taste was a major let down (did the nitro kill it). Body a little on the thin side as well.
kramer (5799) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap, Newark, as O’Sullivan Stout. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body with a creamy brown nitro head. The nose is dry and roasty with some nice coffee and light burnt malt. The flavor is dry and very thin with a fairly up front burnt and acrid quality. Very hard to drink, the burnt ashiness is really strong and there isn’t much roast or coffee here, it’s just burnt. Light bodied and thin with the usual nitro carbonation level. This was far and away the worst beer on tap for my visit.
BiddleBrau (1144) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at North Wales. Nice look on nitrogen. Black nice lacing. Faint roasted aroma. Low alcohol at 3.8%. Nice flavor light palate but actually refreshing. I always like more cocoa flavor but this is a good low alc offering. This should be on cask. Owners... take my word on this and let me know when its available on cask.
Imaena (2177) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - APR 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught. I had this at the Brewpub in SJ. Not a Irish dry that I would go for again.
reggiedunlop (3648) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque brown with a medium creamy tan head...good retention and lacing...nitro. Very faint aroma has light roastiness and some nuttiness. Flavor has nuttiness, dry leaves, earthy roastiness, and a touch of chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly creamy, and the finish is roasty/burnt.
EithCubes (5545) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Nitro tap at the Maple Shade location. Dark brown with honey and ruby highlights, creamy lacing tan nitro head. Oooh, beautiful dry roasty nose with a great heaping of chocolate. Watery light body slick and coating with baker’s chocolate. Oh man, I ended up going through this one lightning fast.
About a year later at Voorhees, as O’Sullivan’s. Rating holds, but I wish this one were a bit drier and roastier. Just personal preference.