Messrs Maguire Plain

Formerly brewed at Messrs Maguire
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A full bodied stout with a hint of sweetness, followed by a dry roasted bitter finish, direct from the heart of Dublin.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gazza (726) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dynamiteninja (1848) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2010
Keg. Messrs Maguires, Dublin. Roasted malt, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, roast coffee, fruitiness. Also some soap. Washing up botch?Thick off white smooth nitro head. Black body. Lighter and less bitter than Guinness. Medium bitterness. Medium bodied. Dry, astringent finish. A little oily, slight wateriness. Silky smooth and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McHughsKBR (6) - IRELAND - APR 22, 2008 does not count
On tap-Messrs, nice, clean, dark ruby colour. Chocolatey aroma, deliciously sweet. Chocolate flavour, mild roast coffee taste, somewhat vanilla sweetness, lacking slightly in body, but very tasty, and very easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2009

Source:Tap in Dublin.
Appearance:Black pour with a thin off white head.
Aroma:Fruit and chocolate.
Flavor:Roasty up front with a fruity finish and a lingering bitter chocolate note.
Palate:Medium body with soft carbonation.
Overall:Very good. Favorite of the day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1979) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2012
This was the best of the beers tasted. The pub is well worth visiting on the Liffy near the OConnell Bridge. The stout poured pitch black with tan head that laced down the glass. You detect the aroma of coffee and smoke at the beginning. The stout was a medium body beverage with soft carbonation. The stout had a dry finish with rich coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KM (416) - Troms, 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2008
Black with medium beige creamy head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and caramel. Sweet flavor with hard roasted malt,bitter coffee and liquerice notes. Finishes bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6630) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Draft pint at the brewpub.Standard look, black with firm white top. Smooth like most stouts around here, but with a nice extra bitter edge. Slightly ashy. (#3675, 9/16/2009)

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