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Murphy's Irish Stout - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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2,054 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,054
Reviews: 946
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 69
Gots: 165 | FT: 0
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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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4.46/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This review for the Murphy's that I had in Ireland on tap. Definitely looses something when buying it in the can.

It pours similar to Guinness as it needs to settle because of the nitrogen. It pours very dark, almost black in appearance, unless held up to light where you an see that it is actually a VERY dark red. The head was a nice off-white/tan, thick, creamy head. The smell of roasted barley, sweet cream, and coffee is very subtle. The taste is (and should be) just as subtle. Light roasted flavour with coffee notes with a creamy finish.

Would I buy it again? Yes and have numerous times... even buy it in the can now.

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of barknee
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pouring opaque black with a super dense, whipped meringue, deep mocha colored highly sustainable head, Murphy's is no doubt a fine looking stout.
The nose is of rich dark chocolate, chicory and oatmeal with an admirable mouthfeel. Not too unctuous as to be drinking 5w-20, but just enough weight that it doesn't feel limp. Also enjoyable is the fact that it isn't too sweet, perhaps less so than Guinness, and noticeably has far less alcohol than many domestic stouts making this a great long termer. Well balanced and somewhat straightforward, Murphy's quenches and satisfies without attempting to be pretentious.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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1/5  rDev -73.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of BigBry
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Catching up on some more reviews from notes.
Pint, nitro-tap in Toronto. Not sure how nitro affects this one as I haven't heard the regular version to compare.

The beer is dark brown, mahongany color. The head is short, but tight foam (very Guinness-like). The floating cap of foam lasted for the entire pint, decent looking lace coats the glass.
Smells of roasted malt, maybe a bit of coffee, but I think the nitro kills alot of the aroma.
The flavor is quite mild, some more roasted malt, slight hints of coffee or cocoa. A little bit of bitterness at the end. Body is quite thin, but the nitro keeps it creamy and smooth.
A good sessional beer, not too bad.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Murrhey
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pint nitro-can into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Beautiful nitro look with cascading carbonation and a residual creamy head, about an inch and a half thick. Very appealing.

S- Roast malts, delicious smelling chocolate and dry stout aroma. Appealing.

T- Less rich than Guinness, but similar in many ways. Perhaps more hoppy, but still rich and creamy malts. Not tremendously well developed. Drinkable and dry.

M- Dry, creamy. Good.

O- Still not as good as Guinness, but a very tasty Irish Stout.

Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
84 out of 100 based on 2,054 ratings.