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Murphy's Irish Stout - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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Murphy's Irish StoutMurphy's Irish Stout

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,095 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,095
Reviews: 959
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 71
Gots: 190 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-17-2000

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Ratings: 2,095 | Reviews: 959
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of john_farley3_rd
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth tasting stout with rich body and flavors

Photo of Darwin232
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jshusc
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoss76
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andylbc
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not as heavy as Guinness but still just as good

Photo of patm185
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid stout. Not as sweet as Guinness.

Photo of Capt_Pete
4.87/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Draught pour in a branded glass in a local Irish pub. Appearance is outstanding with a completely black body and creamy head. The aroma is a rich milk-chocolate. The taste is a blend of caramel and malt, smooth and perfectly balanced. The feel is less heavy and less bitter than Guinness Draught. Overall a very drinkable stout and I'll do a "Clancy" with Guinness Draught if I want a little heavier stout.

Photo of twb0392
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonBeer
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

You can't beat the beautiful head on this beer, or the creaminess in general. Just wished it had more overall flavor but I suppose that's the style. Can always dump in some cider... :)

Photo of gopens44
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I hate to rate this beer (or any beer for that matter) as an apples to apples comparison to another, but given the similarities, with the widget and all, had to compare it to Guinness cans. Murphy's "widget" must not be on par with the Guinness widget as this didn't' give me nearly the massive upside down hourglass looking head to beer transformation. This also led to a less than full body when compared. Nose was muted as well. The taste though - more complexity than Guinness. Dark fruit and a little more nuttiness than it's contemporary.

Photo of frlrv1020
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hseldon15
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLee
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5EKF
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of happydrunk
4.37/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Black with a casacading thick beige head. Mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Malts, alcohol and mild coffee scents.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth full bodied. Taste of malts and coffee.

Overall: Excellent stout!

Photo of brywhite
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barnzy78
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

14.9oz nitro can
A - super creamy tan head holds excellent retention atop a dark brown/near black ale
S - roasted barley, chocolate, earth
T - chocolate, roasted barley, creamed coffee, earthy hops
M - velvety nitro'd smoothness, light to medium body, finishes dry with same mild roast lingering
O - it's been a long time since I had a Murphy's. It's a good Irish dry stout, but I probably won't get it again.

Photo of Miami66
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Csikic93
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nakedasajbird
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
84 out of 100 based on 2,095 ratings.