Murphy's Irish Stout - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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Reviews by beeroclock:
United Arab Emirates
3.1/5 rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
I was really hoping for something more. I tried this a long time ago before I was drinking the dark beers and didn't like it then. I had another yesterday and was looking forward to it as I feel like I've come to appreciate this type of beer. Boy, was I disappointed, this beer has nothing on a Guinness, it tasted bland. It has a coffee taste to it w/ out the roasted malt hint that is so important in a beer like this. It also tasted on the flat side. The appearance is very nice though, the lacy head lasts until the bottom and then leaves a hunk of foam on the bottom of the glass. I can drink it and I don't dislike it, but clearly not a competitor of Guinness or a good stout or porter in my opinion.
Serving type: nitro-tap
05-05-2006 12:54:53 | More by beeroclock
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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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