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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

2,101 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,101
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 73
Gots: 194 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried Murphys Irish Stout for this first time since I have been a member of BA. The beer looked great, nice and dark with foamy slightly off white head that left spotty lacing. The smell was simple, hints of roast and espresso. Thetaste seemed a bit off to me. The beer started with roast/espresso, then I got a finish that seemed to have bourbon or some type of scotch/whiskey in it. Wasn't very appealing. The mouthfeel was lighter in body for a stout with subtle carbonationl. Overall it was just ok.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured it from a nitro-can directly into a pint glass.

Appearance - Got to love the thick head on a Murphy's stout! The head poured about two fingers and lasted forever. Very pleasing; coats the sides of the glass. Head is tan; beer is dark brown/black. Not as dark as a guinness but still pretty dark.

Smell - Very difficult for me to discern. Maybe oats or grains? Slight coffee-like smell, perhaps. Struggling here...

Taste - Very nice, dry stout. I think I prefer Murphy's over Guinness these days. Very dry...lightly carbonated.

Mouthfeel - Very easy on the palate; carbonation is very limited; thick head improves the mouthfeel.

Overall - I really like Murphy's stout. It's dry, easy to drink, not too heavy for a stout, and very tasty. I will continue to return to this staple in the future...

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz nitro can into a nonic.

a - pours a translucent dark brown with a pinky of thick, creamy, tan head that lasts forever. head completely coats the inside of the glass.

s - roasted grain (oats?), faint dark cherry, faintly nutty.

t - lightly roasty with strong dark fruity notes, mainly dark cherry and raisin. has almost no hop character, but finishes bittersweet.

m - lighter side of medium with lighter carbonation and a fine (nitrogen) profile. slightly sticky.

o - true to style, this one goes down easy and doesn't suck. could drink a few in a session no problem, 3 of these would be roughly equal to one of the many imperial stouts out there. worthy of an occasional purchase.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a nitro-can into a dimpled English beer mug.

A-It looks like chocolate milk when initially poured because of the nitro. When settled, it's pure black with a tan creamy 1 finger head. Left creamy lacing on the glass.

S-Hints of coffee (only slight) with bits of molasses. The smell is quite tame. There were bits of malt in the nose as well.

T-Very smooth, even crisp for this style. Taste of coffee, malt, and some slight bitterness from the hops in the aftertaste. Very balanced in every way. Quite a refreshing stout. It's a little sweet, a little dry, a little bitter..it's perfectly balanced. It was so good, I grabbed another one out of my fridge. I couldn't just stop at one, it's creamy and silky smooth!

M-lighter bodied but satisfyingly sessionable. Crisp and smooth. Light carbonation/moderate carbonation. Quite a creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, buy it! It is underrated(unfortunately) but it's worth every sip. Great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Appearance: Tasty looking black and tan beer. Looks creamy.

Smell: Malts, vague toffee smell.

Taste: Coffee and other things I can't identify. Tastes like dry Irish stout I guess.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and honestly a little more watery than I'd expected.

Overall: I'm glad I tried it, but doubt I will seek it again. It is about on par with it's obvious competitor, maybe a little better. The appearance is very nice, but I wish it had been a little less watery.

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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
84 out of 100 based on 2,101 ratings.