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Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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3.75/5
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2,614 Ratings
Murphy's Irish StoutMurphy's Irish Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
Ireland
murphysbeers.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,794
Reviews:
1,049
Ratings:
2,614
pDev:
14.13%
 
 
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123
Gots:
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Ratings: 2,614 |  Reviews: 1,049
Photo of CRCobb
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Nose: light, aged cat piss.
Mouth feel: smooth.
Taste: slightly sweet, dark grain.
After taste: slightly bitter.

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Photo of O-Meg
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Arg914
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacStinson
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sprowt20
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smooth and creamy, but dry. This beer looks fantastic, as you'd expect from an Irish stout, with cloudiness clearing to a cappuccino-style black with a white foamy head. Not much smell to speak of, but nothing unpleasant. Goes down easy, with no bitterness or aftertaste. Light ABV beckons you to enjoy in multiples.

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Photo of ScottP
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rapayn01
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a 4 pack of this recently at a good price in a local liquor store -- tall boy cans. The beer has a slightly burnt bitter taste. Truthfully, I slightly prefer Guinness. The best by date is April '19, so I saved one for St. Patrick's Day this weekend.

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Photo of travelguy
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pmicdee
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

March 3 2019

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Photo of cdub70085
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mrseanworldwide
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edc20
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

People often think this is interchangeable with guinness. The two are obvious similar, but I enjoy Murphy's a fair amount more than Guiness. I find Guinness to be a thin and plain by comparison. Murphy's has a richer, more roasted and creamier taste to me. It's relatively light ABV (4.0) but it comes in bigger cans too (14.9 ounces) so the overall effect is the same as your average beer.

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Photo of Mlairmore
4.7/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of arzt
4.48/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beck_Hardy_UK
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml can chilled for 2 hours in the refrigerator. Poured into an English pub glass. Tan/beige head. Fairly decent lacing. Chocolate/graham cracker/biscuit taste. Smooth and creamy mouth feel. Cola like aftertaste but not bad at all. Much better than Guinness.

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Photo of edsanchezz28
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaktcc
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of seakayak
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of white357
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

not much hangover with this beer--- best on draft ---quality of german beers ----there is some in my fridge

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3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sunsetlane_guy
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Very close to Guinness

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2.76/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml nitro can. Chilled for two hours. Poured into a pint glass. Nice head similar to Guinness. Dark black color. Aroma of chocolate and dark cherries typical of stout. Tastes like chocolate milk. Smooth and creamy mouth feel. Much better than Guinness stout.

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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 2,614 ratings