Murphy's Irish Stout - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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Reviews by SimplySinister:
3.78/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
This stout looks quite a lot like Guinness at first glance. It pours nearly jet black; though it is translucent. It sports a large tan head that provides quite a bit of lacing. Its level of carbonation is adequate. The smell is rather subdued- not a whole lot going on here. If I use my imagination, I think I might be able to pick up some dark fruit or chocolate notes.
As far as its taste is concerned, it is also quite subdued. Nothing here tastes synthetic; though the brew does seem slightly watered down. Some bitterness comes through at the end, but I consider this a pleasant characteristic. I can detect the presence of some malts, mixed with a noticeable hint of chocolate espresso.
The mouth-feel is smooth and velvety to be sure. The taste does tend to linger a tad though. However, I think that I could easily drink a few of these; there is a sense of a cleanliness to this brew that I find fascinating.
In conclusion, I find this beer to be enjoyable, even if it is a little simplistic. I can't say that I would, in any way, pass on my old favorites to partake in this offering, but this brew does have a place. Additionally, considering I found a 4 pack of pints at my local grocer for 5.99, I can't complain whatsoever. All in all, a solid B beer.
Serving type: nitro-can
03-29-2010 20:59:15 | More by SimplySinister
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.89/5 rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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.
Very smooth & goes down very easily from the start. Carbonation was very soft & the beer was quite dry with a faint bitterness that left you wanting to take another drink straight after the last.
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.
Serving type: nitro-tap
07-29-2014 08:36:46 | More by flyingpig
3.3/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a Nitro-can into a pint glass. A nougat coloured head over a deep, dark cola body. There is lots of action beneath the surface after the intial pour. Smells of roast, burnt toast and grain. The taste is mild, with coffee and chocolate undertones mixing with the burnt toast of the nose. The mouthfeel is creamy, but seems too thin and watery for a stout. Overall, it's not too bad, but there are better options out there.
Serving type: nitro-can
07-22-2014 22:43:57 | More by SFNC
Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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