omhper (19670) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Stockholm Beer Festival. Brownish amber, creamy head. Sweet and gently roasty. Medium bodied, somewhatfruity with soft mouthfeel. Salty finish with average bitterness. Pleasant easy drinking beer.
mansquito (3447) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the bar. Off white creamy head. Brownish red color. Caramel aroma. Complex and smooth taste. Bready finish. Moderately present hops are there. Maltiness enough for all as well. Really well balanced beer in my opinion. My father’s favorite beer in Ireland.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Messrs Maguire, Dublin, on the Liffey. Pours a reddish-copper color with a small white head. Aroma is fruity hops with malt and slight rye as well. Taste is the same, with a crisp and satisfying mouthfeel. Definitely the best I had while I was there.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask @ Reading Beer Festival. Dark golden. Fruity nose with maybe some slight diacetyl. Flavour has slight sulphur also but it just about gets away with it. Fruity and hoppy and actually rather good if it wasnt for the bad bits.
kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Messrs. Maguire was one of my favorite pubs in Dublin, an excellent place for long chats and a bit of grub. Among their line of sessionable brews, my preference went to the Rusty, a luscious and smooth Irish Red. Poured in a pint glass, the liquid itself is clear copper-colored, and aside from the unusual white nitro cream, rather tiresome to look at. On the nose, passion fruit, pineapple, apricot and acacia honey alloy to form a simple but enjoyable aroma. Fruits and honey reappear on the palate, echoed with an additional measure of caramel. The juice drinks like your favorite medicine, its velvety texture and sweet malty tones coating the mouth and throat. The nitro-carbonation greatly improves this beer, providing a buttery mouthfeel that still goes down easy after several pints. Rusty may not be the most complex of ales but it excels at its task: keeping you happy throughout the night.
KnutAlbert (6143) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the brewpub. A rather sweet red ale. Red berries, maybe, but mostly sugar. when I look at the other ratings here, it stuks me that they do not seem to have any consistent quality to their beers.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent amber ale. Pours a moslty clear medium amber (lighter in color thatn the porterhouse red) and a light beige head which fades- leaves some lace though. Aroma is nutty, caramel, and herbal/floral hops. Sweet caramel and toffee in the flavor balanced by more floral hops. Nice balance and mouthfeel. Good irish red.
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught@brew pub, Dublin.
Dark amber color, steady creamy off-white head. Weak nose of leafy hops. Flowery hoppy aftertaste. Reasonably hoppy English-type bitter.
bluevegie (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
19/05/06 Messrs. Maguire Dublin. Good, fairly clear amber red body and head retention is nil. Burnt caramel taste, sweet with a burning dry finish.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma gives me nutty malts, maybe a bit of floural hops. Taste is quite bitter, but with some caramel malts.