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Murphy's Irish Stout - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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Murphy's Irish StoutMurphy's Irish Stout

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,026 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,026
Reviews: 942
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 66
Gots: 144 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-17-2000

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Photo of Beermazter310
3.21/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tstiltner
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SebD
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CIBoy10
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rscp
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I won't say this is better or worse than bottled imperial or oatmeal stouts–its just a different style. At first I thought it was flat in comparison, but after a couple I slowly began to appreciate the silky smooth qualities that you won't find in most bottled stouts.

Look:

This beer is beautiful. The cascade effect and the stark contrast between the deep black body and the creamy tan head is gorgeous. If you're drinking this straight from the can you're really missing out. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful beer in a can or bottle.

Smell:

Smells nice, not pronounced much. Roasty and malty with a little sweetness and bitter expresso.

Taste:

Not quite as flavorful as an Old Rasputin per say, but its got a very enjoyable flavor profile. Sweet caramel at the beginning, a roasty coffee, and then a bitter, dry, chocolatey-expresso finish. Great balance of malts and hops.

Feel:

This beer is liquid velvet on the tongue. Slight carbonation, milky, silky, medium light mouthfeel. Goes down too easy.

Overall:

A great example of the style. If you like the nitro effect of a stout on draft, you ought to try this. Murphy's makes a great dessert beer that can be slowly enjoyed anywhere anytime. Additionally, its smooth mouthfeel and lower level of carbonation means that 2 or 3 of these could go down easier than you'd think.

Photo of Jrbinchiba
3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kamilgracki
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njtmayhem
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fuzzgun91
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Similar but different to Guinness. Would have to try again with both side by side.

Photo of wrecknut
3.21/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aklude
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woutervaneijk
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Smells good, coffee-like flavor. In my opinion, perhaps even better than Guinness. Looks the way it tastes: rich. Smell isn't really special.

Photo of DubC14
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of msds
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stermax
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buzz3d
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EdM88
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldpirate
4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smooth creamy Irish stout that rivals Guinness (in the can).

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deac83
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of satyrcan
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Poopy77
4.69/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pretty good stout. I recommend.

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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
84 out of 100 based on 2,026 ratings.