Murphy's Irish Stout - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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3.99/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
08-11-2014 01:26:21 | More by archyquaffer
4.4/5 rDev +17.6%
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.
03-06-2003 17:14:15 | More by Jason
4/5 rDev +7%
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.
10-19-2001 10:38:12 | More by Todd
Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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