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Murphy's Irish Stout - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,850 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,850
Reviews: 926
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 50
Gots: 62 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-17-2000)
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pitch black with a one finger tan creamy head.

Aroma: As with most nitro beers the aroma is a bit diminished and some of the nitro smell is present. Under that there are faint toasted malts and a hint of roasted coffee.

Taste: It always surprises me how Irish Dry Stouts can be so watery yet enjoyable. The only discernible flavors are light roasted dark malts and bits of toffee. Finish is every bit as smooth as the surface of the head and there is a bitter coffee aftertaste. 4% ABV actually seems quite potent for how thin the beer is.

Mouthfeel: Thin in body with just a hint of carbonation. Superbly smooth, drinkable, and sessionable.

Final Thoughts: The use of a nitro-canning definitely improves this beer and makes it one that anyone can enjoy. Would I drink it again? Most likely but I don't often seek it out.

Serving type: nitro-can

02-10-2013 00:12:00 | More by JamesMN
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Pint on-tap in Gallagher's Boxty House, Dublin, Ireland (€5):
Dark brown to black with red tinges at the base. Creamy looking & still, thumb-sized head that's off-white with great retention & good lacing on the sides.

Roasted notes & earthy malts initially, some creamy notes & lactose coming through alongside some light coffee & touches of bitterness towards the end with a touch of chocolate too.

Roasted malts, a touch of coffee & the same chocolate that appeared in the aroma as well. I could detect some sweetness with hints of faint bitterness alongside some biscuit flavours.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this one & it definitely grew on me as I worked my way down the glass. Lighter, smoother & less bitter than Guinness, it's is a good alternative to that one with a solid taste to back it up. Can't wait to see how it tastes by the can since it's hard to find on draught in the UK these days.

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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
84 out of 100 based on 1,850 ratings.