Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

Murphy's Irish StoutMurphy's Irish Stout
2,467 Ratings
Murphy's Irish StoutMurphy's Irish Stout

Brewed by:
Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 12-17-2000

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Photo of Finn
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a typical jet-black for the style, with the nice off-white creamy head on top. aroma is mellow, slightly roasty and slightly sour and husky. Flavor is very on par: mellow roasted malts with a hint of sweetness behind it all, and a touch tangy. finishes with a creamy mild coffee note. This is very drinkable and for the style very good. I keep coming back to this as a subtle, but tasty stout to have on hand when I want a simple, comforting beer.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Razr86
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Karagod
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of BrewBastard
1/5  rDev -73.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of kpjsmith
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Keith_R
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Focusf111
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Dave1999
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark red almost black with an off white head.

The smell is roasted malts and coffee.

The taste is roasted malts with maybe a tinge of bitterness but pretty week and watery.

The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth but a touch watery.

Looks nice and smells good but tastes and feels weak and watery. Won't buy again.

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Photo of Chucker17
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with super fine creamy nitro head.

S: slight roast. Some cream in there. A little coffee. Not very powerful but nice.

T: Has a great creaminess too it. Also the roast comes through and theres a little coffee bitterness but it isn't offputting.

M: Pretty hard to go wrong with nitro. Sits a little light but otherwise creamy texture is great.

Overall it's like a better Guinness. The bitterness is complimentary rather than overpowering and the light flavor notes are pleasing. After drinking so many fancy bears this was a great break. A very pleasant light beer. I will be seeking out more cans.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had in a nitro-can poured into a glass. The color is very dark with a creamy head that was a pale shade of tan. The nitro-can aids in the creation of a head comprised of very fine bubbles that will last forever. The beer is a bit thin but the head helps it feel creamy and smooth, and the carbonation isn't very impeding (or very noticeable at all for that matter). Roasted grains and coffee flavored, overall kind of weak but very easy to drink. I like to think of this as a "better" version of the Guinness Draught that many places sell.

Overall, this is a decent Irish stout which is readily available at many places. At only 4% ABV, it makes for a great session beer that can be knocked back with ease. Plus, it tastes pretty good.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -40%

Photo of JamesHenjum
2.36/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: This beer poors just like Guinness. Dark with a great creamy head and amazing lacing.

S: Smells like creamy coffee and chocolate.

T: More bitter than Guinness. Similar coffee and chocolate notes. Less toffee and more coffee than with Guinness. It is bitter throughout cutting out a lot of flavors.

M: Very creamy. Full bodied beer. Or close to it.

O: I prefer Guinness more. This wasn't as watery, but the bitterness got in the way of the flavor for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of ACD
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nitro-can poured into a pint glass

appearance- like Guinness from the nitro can pours into a pint glass very nicely and looks picture perfect!

smell- traditional stout

taste- smooth and creamy. A much easier drinking beer than I thought it would be. Overall I would even say if I had my choice I would pick Murphy's over a Guinness. seems a bit smoother and creamier

mouthfeel- again sticking to why I end up liking a beer. It is incredibly smooth and easy to drink

overall- A great stout and also great as 1/2 of a black & tan. Perfect for a cold winter night or whenever you want to sip a fine stout and relax

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 2,467 ratings
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