Murphy's Irish Stout - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.18/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours pitch black into a proper pint-sized pub glass with a light colored perfect whipped-cream-like head that remains in tact throughout the drinking experience. Smells like burnt toast and nutmeg.
One taste and you know you're in for a treat. It is very dry and bitter with just a touch of malty creaminess. You can't drink this fast. It is savored and enjoyed and, at only 4% ABV, you can do it again. Too bad dry stouts are not my favorite. Still, when I reach for a dry stout I prefer this one slightly over Guinness.
By the way, let me take this opportunity to state that I recognize the pub draft can (i.e., the nitro-can) as one of mankind's greatest inventions. I put it right up there between penicillin and peanut butter. Anyone else out there remember what dry stouts in the USA were like before these came along?
Serving type: nitro-can
05-17-2011 22:24:51 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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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