Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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Murphy's Irish StoutMurphy's Irish Stout
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3.75/5
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2,588 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

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Added by Todd on 12-17-2000

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#25,587
Reviews:
1,042
Ratings:
2,588
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
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Photo of EMH73
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown with reddish hues, a one inch tan head that dissipated quickly to a ring and left nice lacing. Smell is on the mild side with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and brown sugar. Taste follows the nose but with greater depth along with additional notes of tobacco, molasses and vanilla. Light to medium bodied for a stout, medium carbonation, mouth feel is on the thin side for a stout, slightly dry finish with a tobacco bite.

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Photo of 8k7k6k5k4k
4.54/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This stout had an interesting flavor that was very much akin to Chocolate with hints of roasted cocoa (I think due to the roasted hops). It went down smoothly (more smooth than I was expecting) and I thoroughly enjoyed the flavor. The instructions on the can told to pour it into a glass at a 45 degree angle since it contained those ball things to create a creamy head on the surface as if you were getting it straight from a tap. It contained a very dark almost black color to it. Overall, this stout is something I'd try out again due to the overall taste and smoothness.

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Photo of mike22ne
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichardLeahy
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 500ml can into tall glass. L. Very dark brown with a red tinge, tan head. The head is disappointing from the can, even with a widget. One finger solid head that fades quickly to a light cap and some lacing. S. Grainy and a little yeasty, but not much significant. T. Upfront lots of dark grain, a touch of charcoal even, fading to a dry finish. Not getting any of the chocolate, caramel or sweetness of others. F. Smooth, but not creamy. A little thinner than I expected. O. I have a huge soft spot for this beer, even though I am disappointed on this tasting. Prefer to Guinness when available. Much better on tap as I recall, but I have never seen it on tap in Australia.

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Photo of Alexc11
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When poured into a glass, the initial pouring look like cola but then three beautiful tones of beige, dark brown topped off with a cream-coloured lace (which kept its form throughout the session) is immediate before settling into a black color. When I put it into the light you can detect deep red hues in it. Minus the last part, if you're an espresso drinker you know what I mean. Very smooth, great tasting beer. Aromas and taste are a combo of chocolate, caramel, coffee, malts and roasted nuts. Taste is reminiscent of cold espresso for me. Bitterness is low and not very heavy to drink. I would have preferred a bit more punch or kick.

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Photo of PMakowski
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

15 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - Dark brown with an inch of foam that takes a while to recede. Thick glass lacing
Smell - Lots of creamy chocolate, leather, a little roasted coffee, brown sugar, and malt.
Taste - It's fairly simple but it's good. Watery roasted malt. Bitter chocolate and coffee flavors. Slight tobacco aftertaste. Sweetness is about expected, medium. Carbonation is medium-low.

Overall, very good beer. Light enough to drink more than one but enough body and flavor that it's good for the cold weather. I give it an A-

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Photo of JohnnyDanger
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mitch_hares
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful head. Very little carbonation

Little smell,

Watery hit with a strong coffee taste with chocolate tones and almost charcol like roasted flavour. Very good but also oddly watery.

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

Photo of Treyliff
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

14.9oz nitro can poured into a pint

A- pours a deep black color with a two-finger thick and creamy khaki colored head that has great retention and leaves plenty of lacing behind

S- roasted grains, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, dark breads, coffee

T- dark roasted malt gives notes of milk chocolate and coffee up front, followed by undertones of vanilla and cream, the finish is toasted with more chocolate and coffee on the linger

M- medium body, creamy mouthfeel, silky and velvety finish, incredibly drinkable

O- one of the most flavorful stouts that I've had in the under 4%abv category while remaining smooth and drinkable. I actually prefer this over Guinness

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Photo of mdagnew
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnnyrafer
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dourrieu
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cmelt32
4.92/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love this beer! If I both were available I always seem to go for the Murphy's over Guinness, it just is so smooth and easy to drink and I love the look of the beer.

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Photo of takusan1000
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sexmortus
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BFCarr
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nitro-can.
Opaque dark brown, nice creamy 1.5-finger beige head, excellent retention, some laces.
Smell - rather weak, coffee, chocolate.
Taste - mild chocolate and coffee, dry and slightly bitter in the finish.
Light body, soft carbonation, utterly smooth and easy going.

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Photo of rex_4539
2.1/5  rDev -44%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

L: Dark brown color, quarter finger tan colored hea, nice lacing, light carbonation.

S: Chocolate, coffee.

T: Sweet, chocolate, coffee but extremely watery. Doesn’t even taste like a beer. An ashtray taste on the back end.

F: As empty and watery as a beer can get.

O: Looks and smells like a stout but taste like...not a beer.

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Photo of DonBowman
4.94/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Super smooth and frothy.

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

Photo of WickedBeer
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 2,588 ratings