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Murphy's Irish Stout - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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1,918 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,918
Reviews: 928
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 59
Gots: 77 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited visit their website

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-17-2000)
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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Murphy's Irish Stout pours as close to perfection as possible. Must give it a 5 because it is hilariously level and clean. Perfect division between head and body. The jigger within the can really makes this beer pour clean. Head is khaki and everlasting. Head is about an inch high and it refuses to relinquish any of its height. Perfectly cut lacing rings. Light penetrates only the outer edges.

S-Nose first reminds me of chalk and cardboard. Could use more roast and chocolate, but this is an Irish Dry so the nose does aptly abide to the style. Low-to-medium aroma intensity.

T-Taste is better. Lactose and chalky. Coffee is muted. Chocolate is met evenly by vanilla. Semi-dry. I enjoy its overall lack of sweetness. a bit of cardboard again.

M-Plenty of body for its super-low ABV. Carbonation is very mellow. Creamy and smooth. Leaves my tongue rough along the lining of my mouth.

O/D-Could it be a bit better than Guinness Draught? It is a bit rougher around the edges; and I like that. Solid taste and a perfect look. I really don't care how the beer looks but this is just too perfectly defined in appearance to not warrant a 5. Nice little pint.

VelvetExtract, Jun 30, 2012
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Photo of madeofsteel
2.85/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a nonic. I've heard this is comparable to Guinness, but am going to try my best to not let it be the middle child.

A - Pours a solid, midnight black, with about a half inch of cream-colored head that isn't going anywhere, and neither is the solid lacing just holding onto the glass for dear life. Seriously, this is one sexy looking beer.

S - Not much of anything. Very faint coffee roast, but nothing else.

T - Burnt, watered down coffee. Grainy. Underwhelming malt, and not much else at all.

M - Smooth, creamy, and almost watered-down.

O - For what it is, I'd say it has more flavor than Guinness, even if it isn't nearly as popular. Certainly worth a turn of the head, if this is your thing. It's drinkable, dangerously so since it has no carb to speak of and is notably watery.

madeofsteel, May 22, 2012
Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
84 out of 100 based on 1,918 ratings.