cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Messrs: To celebrate my 200th rating :-) Dark clear amber, short lasting head, notes of malt, caramel, ripe fruit, flavour is sweet, and sweet short finish, soft mouthfeel.
Nische (442) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Messrs Maguire pub in Dublin. Orangey-amber colour. Sweet aroma with caramel and some earthy tones. Fruity taste, with caramel and some honey.
danielecamo (351) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
La migliore Irish Ale assaggiata...anche se continua a non convincere fino in fondo
KM (296) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Nice creamy lasting head. Red brown body. Light and very fresh aroma. Canned pears and ice cream. Fruity and sweet flavour. Not bad, but maybe just a tad too sweet in the finish. (Messrs. Maguire Pub, Dublin, 05.05.08)
kepano (245) - 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.
mikeschuld (52) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong sweet caramel aroma. Perfectly clear with a nice amount of head. Good caramel flavors as well but the hop bitterness is little stronger than it should be for an Irish red covering any malt flavors at the end.
McHughsKBR (6) - IRELAND - APR 22, 2008 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap-Messrs, A small enough but creamy head, aromatic, flowery almost sweet hop, pleasant roast flavour, caramel and vanilla, slightly copperish, lacking body, but enjoyable