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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

2,106 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,106
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 72
Gots: 200 | 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: 2,106 | Reviews: 963
Photo of SmashAdams
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Every bit as good as Guinness if not a bit better. Silky smooth and easy drinking.

Photo of devilshaircut
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thepumpkinpiper
4.73/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Guinness' big rival, and fuller-flavoured little brother. It took me longer to get into this one, and for a few years, I found it just to rich and heavy. Not so now; in fact, it is arguably becoming my favourite beer.

Look - Same as Guinness Draught, though darker, with a bigger head.

Smell - Reminiscent of being in a seaside Irish pub - one can just imagine the little packets of brown sauce on the table, fresh fish and chips being prepared, the ever-changing weather outside. A bit of sourness in the scent, with a stronger roasted barley nose.

Taste - Full-flavoured. More bitter than Guinness, a bit of sour smokiness that lingers for a long time. Lots of roasted malt, some chocolate and coffee.

Feel - Where Guinness is milky, Murphy's is creamy. Rich, luxuriant.

Overall, a beautiful beer. Due to Canada's ridiculously bizarre liquor laws, it is absolutely unavailable outside of a good Irish pub that will likely charge one exorbitant prices for a pint of said beer. Truly tragic. If you can get it on tap somewhere, take it over Guinness and allow yourself some time to make acquaintance with it. You won't regret it.

Photo of Alfonso_HV
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gspec
2.81/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This beer uses the Draughtflow technology just like what Boddington Pub Ale uses.
It's very dark brown with nice, creamy head.
The smell is decent, but the taste too watery for me. Overall, this is an ok beer.

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cross71wrx
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of obriendes46
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 1patrick1220
4.58/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good all around stout , great all around beer

Photo of jimbobill
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dba1125
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

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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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