Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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2,452 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 12-17-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,452
Reviews:
1,010
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
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116
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425
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Photo of tectactoe
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
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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Photo of Hellpop65
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of ncworster
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Heminoolo
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of JamesHenjum
2.36/5  rDev -36.6%
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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Photo of SDellinger
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of ACD
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
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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Photo of Kremlock
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of vande
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Jerid
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of NedShakeshaft
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of TehParabox
2.48/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Nice thick head dense head. Dark brown as with most porters and stouts. light shines through the bottom of the glass. Evident of very caramel dark brown color. Nice lacing.

Smell: Rich coffee and chocolate. Nothing strong. Very low key on the aroma.

Taste: Has a tinge of chocolate and coffee. Has a bit of sweetness that's pretty good. Bitter finish..and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It has a very creamy start..has a pretty good finish. Not as dense as I would expect.

Overall: It's good..but not great. I enjoyed it. Definitely something good to pick up on and enjoy.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of Rejohnson
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Marty91
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of drinking12many
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Softestdog
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of justinm4bama
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Josiah2729
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nitro Can poured into pint glass...

Appearance: Dark black with creamy head that dissipates with time. Excellent lacing all the way down.

Smell: Dark rich coffee all the way!

Taste: Dark coffee, classic irish stout flavor, hint of dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and rich up front, a little weak and watery on the finish.

Overall: Great beer, if it wasn't for the watery finish, would be excellent.

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Photo of beerpadawan
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of tmars13
1/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of superJoy
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
3.72 out of 5 based on 2,452 ratings.
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