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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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2,053 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,053
Reviews: 945
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 67
Gots: 164 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of satyrcan
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Poopy77
4.69/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pretty good stout. I recommend.

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShaneHarris
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of PostRockandCats
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gatorlove
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can into a nonic pint.

You simply can't top the appearance on this brew. Creamy, thick as yogurt or a shake with an oatmeal color, the head is a spectacle. The way it sits atop the body is something mighty. There's a cascading effect from the nitrogen but then the body sits still as night. The color is deep brown approaching black. 5

Dark roasted malt on the aroma, but it's faint. Coffee notes, sweetness and a pungent mash aroma are mildly noticeable. 3.25

Plenty of flavor though. Chocolatey, tart, sweet cream, and coffee. All of these flavors are on the subtle side, very low-key. It's a nice tasting beer. 3.75

Dry but occasionally sweet, thinner in body than I was expecting from a nitro beer, but it has its creamy moments. There's a touch of tartness and an overall easy-drinking effect to this beer. I could put back many of this without a problem. 3.75

Good beer. I'll make a habit of picking a couple cans up from Trader Joe's regularly. Certainly worth it at the price.

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Basically the same as Guinness in appearance. typical dark almost black colouration with a thick foam head of nitrogen bubbles . Heavy lace left all the way down the glass.

Smell - More complex than many in the style, good mild coffee aroma with sweet notes of toffee and bitter chocolate.

Taste - Much richer than Guinness with more evidence of a coffee and chocolate like bitterness some biscuit sweetness like a toffee and ginger cookie.

MF - Full bodied and creamy almost buttery in fact but this gives way to a very nice drying linger.

Overall - Very good in all camps with no scores below four and no element that flags. In terms of the style this one is better than the more famous and better known Guinness.

Photo of Spence138
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of hophugger
3.02/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours beautiful, decent tan head and tremendous!!! lacing. Aroma is mild and smells like creamy hot chocolate. Ok, this is where it turns south from here. This beer tries, but does not give it's best effort. I get hints of malt, hot chocolate and creaminess, BUT, it is like someone added water to my beer when I wasn't looking. This beer lacks the complexity that I expected. Very weak. Maybe a bad batch??, maybe not!!?

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3.7/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of bresnab
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Derf36
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of mthomp081
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of christensega
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of MattFox
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of CaptRon67
1/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of MrJolly
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of RickyS
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of randylangford
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of torwart68
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
84 out of 100 based on 2,053 ratings.