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
More User Reviews:
2.38/5 rDev -36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2
This is a very dark brown beer with a tan rich head. Murphy’s has an awesome lace that clings to the glass. Looking at this beer poured into a glass I could not wait to take a sip.
However, I was surprised and disappointed to see that the taste did not match the quality of how the beer looked. After the swallow I get the roasted malt flavor with minor coffee undertones.
When you first sip this beer you would think someone poured a cup of water into your glass. The beer is watery, and flat; like drinking flat soda. I don’t normally waste beer, but I’m thinking long and hard about pouring this down the sink.
Serving type: nitro-can
06-29-2014 01:36:54 | More by MMaxim11
Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
84 out of 100 based on 1,815 ratings.