Murphy's Irish Stout - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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Ratings: 2,007
Reviews: 937
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 61
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 12-17-2000)
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A: Nitro can fills up with a dark beige creaminess, then separates into dark brown, almost black on the bottom, a finger of tan on the top, and 4 fingers of dark chocolate in between. Eventually the middle separates into dark brown with a finger of tan head.

S: Deep malts and Devonshire cream. Molasses, caramel, but mostly molasses with a creamy texture.

T: Creamy malty taffy and molasses, dark almost burnt bitter aftertaste lingers on the tongue. I got a tinge of metallic as well.

M: Smooth creamy feel, the texture of whipped cream from the nitro head, and a smooth almost carbonation free bottom.

O: Really good brew. Wasn’t expecting the nitro, but found it to be a pleasant surprise. Found and drank in Chiang Mai. Drank on Oct. 9th, 2014.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep black body with hardly any carbontion visible. Really nice fluffy 2-finger head that floats on top of the beer for a loooong time. Settles to a good 1/4-inch cap that leaves unbelievable lacing IMO.

S - Dark roasted malts, not burnt, with just a slight whiff of hop bitterness. A little coffee and a little dark chocolate round it out.

T&M - Taste is so much like the smell, just bolder. Both taste and mouthfeel are incredibly smooth and light-bodied. This is not a heavy beer by any means. The roasted malts are so smooth and really not at all bitter. The flavor of hop oil is in there but does not add bitterness to this beer. Faint dark chocolate comes through more than the coffee does in the flavor. The body is so creamy and coats the mouth well.

D - I really enjoyed this and could put a few down easily. To be perfectly honest I think this puts Guinness to shame. I would doubt if there is a creamier and smoother Irish stout out there that maintains great flavor without any odd flavors or after-tastes.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one on tap at the Cat and Fiddle. Reviewing from notes.
Pours a deep, deep chestnut brown, almost black with mahogany highlights and a two finger, tightly knit tan head that has amazing retention. Still had a finger of head by the time I downed this sucker. Lacing tops all other beers I've had, including nitros. Sheets upon sheets of creamy, thick lace.
Smell of toasted malts, roasted nuts, faint chocolate and coffee and maybe a hint of licorice?
Taste is fairly subdued, with all of the above finishing off with a dry, hoppy bite.
I don't give out 5's often, but I don't know how the mouthfeel could have been improved. It was like creamy, amazingly smooth silk effortlessly flowing down my throat. By golly. In saying that, the drinkability was great, especially with the lighter body in comparison with other stouts.

Overall, a very nice Irish stout. I've only had Guiness a few times, but would prefer this any day over that. Especially considering they were the same price on the menu. Would be happy to order another next time I see it on tap.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cascading black filled with a foamy cloud of milky fuzz, huge big bubbled carbonation with the essence of chocolate and coffee flowing from the top. Taste is very coffee like, very balanced at the beginning with both bitter and sweet flavors coming through. Not as thick as Guinness going down, but quite good, obviously stout-like. At only 4% alcohol this is a great session beer for stout drinkers that deserves it's reputation. I think it's far superior to Guinness and at least as good as Beamish but to each his own.

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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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