Plain Dublin Stout | Messrs Maguire

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Brewed by:
Messrs Maguire

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 08-19-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by kojevergas:
Photo of kojevergas
1.74/5  rDev -51%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Served at Messyr's Maguire in March 2011, in a generic pint glass. Was double-poured.

A: One finger head of decent cream and poor retention. A mildly amusing bubble show. Black colour. Appealing.

Sm: Light scent of roast - that's it.

T: Roast, caramel, vanilla body. Nicely balanced, and nicely built for the style, but after the body it gets bad. Not bad - horrible. This beer is plagued by an awful, strange metallic finish. The 3rd act is horribly, unforgivably not beer at all. Absolutely demolishes and ruins it.

Mf: Too smooth for a stout. Not dry enough on the climax.

Dr: This might be a bad batch, or maybe something is wrong with the tap, but the overpowering metallic taste is disgusting.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NilocRellim
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of let8it8grow
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of langfot99
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of daliandragon
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was extremely impressed by the house stout at this prominent Dublin pub and I think I would have been even if I hadn't been Guinnessed and lagered out due to Ireland's general poor beer variety.
Firstly, the color was a straight jet black, a more intense color than most of the Guinnesses I'd been drinking and with a full finger of unwavering tan head. The smell was a tasteful melding of coffee and chocolate flavors. I'd bet 20 euro they add lactose to this beer and I heartily approve.
The taste is rich and deep but still mellow. The coffee tones coat the aftertaste quite effectively. Mouthfeel is almost flawlessly smooth and tasty.
This is really good stout. I found these going down frighteningly easily considering I'd been drinking stout all week.

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Photo of granger10
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opaque black color with a medium creamy tan head. The head was dense and maintained itself well. Great lacing. Aroma was nutty and creamy with strong notes of roasted espresso and smoked malts. Taste began with a bittersweet chocolate sensation but the roasted coffee flavors came in quite nicely. They ventured further to the point of smokiness I had not tasted before in an Irish Dry Stout. More of a sweet chocolate creaminess toward the finish with the roast maintaining. Finish is dry roasted peanuts with even a bit of salt and sugar. Great body to this one, thick yet creamy and semi smooth. Great flavors. Really quite enjoyable.

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tasted this on tap at Mssrs Maguires, Dublin. Appearence was a black opaque brew with a nice tan head (darker than the usual commercial stouts).
Hard to smell due to the nitrogen head, but as the glass was emptied, a roasty malt smell was perceived.
Plenty of flavour in it; a roasty stout with coffee notes.
Overall a decent Irish dry stout.

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Photo of cypressbob
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the Belfast Beer Festival

Pours with a thick dark black body, creamy almost nitro-like off white head with very good retention. Lots of sticky lacing down the glass

Smell, fresh wort, a few esters, lots of roasted malt.

Taste, lots of tasty roasted malt character, smooth mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation

A tasty irish stout

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black with creamy off white head that leaves lace window. Nose is burnt/roast a big bitter oranges. Apple malts with sherbet and brown sugar, sweet swallow with bright orange hops. Very tight finish. Thin to medium body.

Has this recipe been tweaked? It used to be a prototypical Irish Stout, now it tastes like a fist full of Nugget has been thrown in. Not complaining mind you; Wrassler's does the same. Darn tasty pint.

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Photo of spdyfire83
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

164th Review
Served into a pint glass
On-draft at Messrs Maguire

A: Deep brown. Thin (mocha) fingernail head.

S: Chocolate malt, roasted black malt, coffee, toffee, and vanilla.

T: A lot like the smell, but very toasty with excellent vanilla presence that makes this beer so, so smooth!

M: Medium-full bodied with smooth carbonation.

O: Solid Irish stout. Better than Guinness? My answer is it depends on where the pint of Guinness is being poured. Definitely worth enjoying though on a visit to Dublin!

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Photo of Oxymoron
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the last beers in Dublin that I got to try. Pours a nitro chug a lug black color with a tan thick head. Good retention and lacing through the entire tasting. But it is a nitro beer.

The nose is limited with the nitro, but relative to other nitro beers, this one comes out a touch more. Some malt notes with a detectable chocolate malt aroma. Some minor astringency, but overall a covered up from the nitro.

The taste is a bit different. The chocolate malt notes comes out nicely and blends with the soft nitro feel. Some astringency that comes out and lingers into the finish. This beer is a bit sweeter and leaves a nice finish. There is come hop notes on the back end but light. Some yeast notes but mostly clean.

The body is where this beer shines, for a nitro. Even with the nitro body, some astringency and sweetness lingers in the finish. Overall, talking to a friend in Dublin, he said that this beer was voted the best beer in Dublin. I can see why versus the competition but still a good beer.

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Photo of Boto
2.74/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draught at the Brewpub: Pretty typical, almost black in color with a tan cascading head. Chocolate and roastiness to the nose. The taste is something else. I like chocolate stouts, but this was about all that you tasted, and there was no balance. The Guinness that they also pour in the pub is far superior to this brew. This was pretty much a standard classic Irish stout, except for the chocolate. Just a bit too much of it!

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Photo of mnixon86
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of stcules
2.16/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The right black colour.
The typical stout foam.
The smell is poorly characterized, with light notes of toasted.
The taste a little of toasted, no coffe and no chicory. Predominance of licorice (toffee).
Watery, scarce body.
In the aftertaste, again and only licorice.

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Plain Dublin Stout from Messrs Maguire
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 15 ratings