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Murphy's Irish Stout - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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very good

1,945 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,945
Reviews: 929
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 60
Gots: 91 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-17-2000)
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Photo of archyquaffer
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a pint nitro can into a shaker. A careful pour produces about an inch of creamy, velvety tan head. I can only see light through the beer by using my Mini-Maglite, and then only a distant red orb within a deep dark brown. The head reduces to about a half inch and sticks around for the duration.

Lots of mineral qualities in both the aroma and flavor, along with an underlying caramel-molasses and light, nutty, bittering hops. A certain perceived sweetness dissipates toward the finish, which is rather dry. Creamy mouthfeel yet with a light body overall.

A flavorful brew and very quaffable. I think it is definitely superior to the Guinness available in the U.S.

archyquaffer, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Jason
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Living in Boston I have grown to loathe Guinness, Murphy’s is now my choice at many of the Irish pubs I may walk into. Murphy’s has a full flavor without too much bitterness, the creamy smoothness makes me want to quaff more than just a couple pints. It has the trade mark appearance of any other Irish stout but hands down it is the best as far as flavour.

Jason, Mar 06, 2003
Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I decent dry Irish stout, and an underated one too. First brewed in 1856, it's breweries and water have been blessed by bishops too -- if that counts for anything.

In my opinion ... comparable to any other Irish stout that hides its flavour behind a creamy, milky, nitro-induced mask. They might not have the marketing muscle of Guinness, but still worth a try for what it is.

Todd, Oct 19, 2001
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

Love it! Slightly metallic aftertaste to me for some reason, though. My go-to beer when I don't know what I want to drink.

Jaron124, Wednesday at 02:47 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.65/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.66/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.96/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.56/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +7%

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.

patre_tim, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

Jmathews011, Oct 08, 2014
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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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