RoyceH (1200) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 30, 2006
Aroms of toasted mailt, some coffee. Maybe a little toffee too, but very watery.
Nice medium light brown head, good lacing, black body. Slight sweet taste, finishing at bitter. Quite full bodied, with a dry aftertaste jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2007
Pours a deep, dark black with a thick, creamy, off-white head (nitro pushed, just like all other stouts here in Dublin). The aroma is a bit more than other stouts here - some roasted grains, some chocolate, and some earthy hops. The flavor is quite luxurious. The texture is velvety and complements the flavor quite well, which has notes of coffee and chocolate and less hop aroma and flavor than other dry Irish stouts. The finish is dry with an after-taste like a mocha - rich coffee with hints of chocolate. Deu (949) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 5, 2013
Draught at the Messrs Maguire pub in Dublin. Dry, well roasted stout with lots of coffee and a touch of cocoa. Very dry and flavorful. Typical but well-made dry stout. Although I tried 5 times (usually in the afternoon) and it gets me very very sleepy. Strange... Gazza (727) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2004
In my view, the classic Irish porter. In many ways, it's Guinness+ in every category - just think of Guinness and double the tastes! It looks absolutely superb with it's collar of off-white foam and the aroma is teasingly subtle. The flavour is smooth and integrated with the obvious roasted barley but hints of liquorice, dark chocolate, toffee and treacle as well as a strong bitterness. A nutty, roasted and bitter finish demands more. Classic stuff and my drink of choice when in Dublin. (sampled on draught in Messrs Maguires, Dublin) ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
Dublin-07. Drinkable, but nothing fantastic. A typical dry stout with an overly watery body and lacking too much roast character.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2008
@ messrs Maguire, in Dublin: Pitch black with nice long lasting cafe au lait head, notes of roasted malt, liquorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet and bitter finish. soft mouthfeel KM (418) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2008
Tap. Almost black body. Creamy off white head. Sweet roasted aroma. Hints of tar and old smoke. Dry flavour, but also sweet, especially in the finish. The finish also reveals a tiny chocolate flavour. Like a Guinness with more aroma and flavour. (Messrs. Maguire Pub, Dublin, 05.05.08) Padchenko (395) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 6, 2017
Draught in messrs quite some time back, obviously. Pours black with light brown head. Roast/toasty flavour with some limited sweetness and almost smokey. Mildly carbonated and pretty pleasant. onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2008
Nitro keg @ Easter Beer Festival, Franciscan Well. Typical nitro keg dry stout really. Not as dry as it could have been, roasted flavours a bit too mild. Poor enough.