Murphy's Irish Stout - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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Reviews by malty:
3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bought a 4-pack draught style in cans last week. I'll probably be socially involved tomorrow (St. Patty's Day) so I thought I'd give this brew a formal, sober review.
Pfffttt goes my nitro can upon cracking open. Pours into my imperial Guinness pint a tumultuous, churning midnight brown, finally settling with a 1/2" creamy, ultra-dense light khaki head. Unbreaking, thick walls of lace all the way down the pint.
Smells like an intense chocolate malt made with hot fudge, instead of cheap chocolate syrup. Believe me, I know, as I used to work in an ice cream shop back in high school. Madagascar vanilla. Fresh from the oven Irish brown bread. Lush concord grapes without the tannins.
The flavor borders more towards the coffee side, but still rails close to the milk chocolate arena. The flavors are quick and settle back with a light leathery tinge.
Mouthfeel is between light and medium with a less than moderate amount of pillow soft ultra fine carbonation.
Drinkability is good. In a social setting, I'm sure this would go down like water.
Speaking of water, I can't believe how watery the texture is on this stout. I understand this is a pedestrian stout, but I do remember it being a bit more meaty and a bit hearty way back in the early 90s. Alas, my palate has been tempered with a vast array of beefy, bruising ales in the past 20 years, but I still can't help but think this stout has been 'wussified'. I still will quaff these when I return home after slinging back a few celebrating St. Patty's Day tomorrow, while watching my Spartans play UCLA in the first round of the NCAA tourney. GO STATE!!!
Serving type: can
03-16-2011 21:21:05 | More by malty
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4.05/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nitro can was poured into a Samuel Smith imperial pint glass.
Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that for the most part is still there. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. That is expected. Frothy lacing on the glass all the way down.
Smell: Roasted coffee, bready oats, toffee, caramel, chocolate, a little smoke, and earthy aromas.
Taste: Same as above blended well together. Very tasty for a 4% nitro beer.
Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth, lite bodied, a little chewy, some bitterness, and low to medium carbonation.
Overall: This beer can't do no wrong. Easy to drink and delicious. More please.
Serving type: nitro-can
04-16-2014 06:02:36 | More by Flounder57
4/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a deep, dark brown, with a ruby-tint towards the bottom of the glass. A creamy khaki head lasts throughout the beer and leave some nice lacing. The aroma is very sweet, think very dark caramel, with just a hint of burnt grain. The taste is very malty with a nice earthy hops finish. It's thinner along the style of dry stout and is just a great stout.
Serving type: nitro-can
04-08-2014 21:18:32 | More by delta490
Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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