Murphy's Irish Stout - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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Reviews by kojevergas:
2.73/5 rDev -27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Appearance: Poured from a can into an Irish pub style (real) pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland, on September 27th, 2010. Pours a dark tan/black. Certainly darker than Guinness. You're treated to a brilliant display of bubbles as the beer settles, but the show isn't quite as good as with Guinness. A two finger head that retains brilliantly. I love these nitro tap draughts. Head is thick and creamy.
Smell: A very subtle scent but a good one. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and roasted barley. Inviting, but not as strong as I'd like it to be.
Taste: Cream to roast to lackluster finish. Too one note for its promising smell. The finish is quite abysmal, especially when compared to Guinness or Beamish. I remember this beer tasting a lot better off the tap in Cork. Where's the bitterness I want in an Irish stout? This needs to be built far better.
Mouthfeel: Smooth but horribly dry, especially on the finish, which is reminiscent of a stale cracker.
Drinkability: I'd get another, but only because I remember it being better. Perhaps something is off with canned Murphy's.
Fans of Irish stouts (like me) are best off reaching for a Guinness or a Beamish in the pubs - and a Guinness Foreign Extra in the store.
Serving type: nitro-can
09-27-2010 21:09:51 | More by kojevergas
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
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