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Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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3.75/5
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2,483 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,018
Reviews:
1,015
Ratings:
2,483
pDev:
14.13%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
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2.25/5  rDev -40%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

wubba lubba Dub Dub!!

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3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Calvinistic
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was a unique experience! I drank the first one straight from the can. For the second one, I placed one or two oz. of bourbon in the glass before pouring in the beer. That made it “just right.” Judging the beer by itself:

L - very dark, just like a stout should be! The 14.9 oz can looks great and the nitro device makes an awesome, long lasting, off-white, very creamy head that lasts a long time. It was still there (partially) like 10 or 15 minutes later.
S - I hardly smell anything. It kind of smells like a supermarket aisle, or like fresh linens, if you know what I mean. Just kind of a bland, clean smell. But I do not have a very good nose in the first place.
T - Very mild, yet it has all the porter/stout characteristics you would expect. Sweet malt and cocoa and stuff like that, just not in a concentrated form, which makes it super drinkable. At 4% abv, the alcohol is well hidden.
M - Super smooth and medium bodied with barely any carbonation.
O - This was a nice change of pace. It’s not an “imperial stout” by any stretch of the imagination, and it’s obviously built for the masses, but not a bad beer overall. This is an inexpensive, low-abv version of a stout that beats Guinness by a long shot and seems like a less potent version of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (which also has the nitro device in it). It reminded me a lot of Young’s. Mixed with a little shot of bourbon, it was perfect! I may pick this up again when I want something light and inexpensive that is way better than an AAL or some other “junk beer.” (I am just a little prejudiced, lol). Naturally, I would take a genuine RIS or a good craft porter over this any day, assuming my wallet is in a position to handle the difference in price.

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coal black with a long-lasting head. Light roasted malt nose. Creamy malt with a bitter finish. Super smooth, better than Guinness IMO.

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

Nitro can to mug, the appearance was a soft dark brown close to black color with a quickly dissolving level cap of a cream colored head. Though the head didn't last as I expect it wouldn't, the lace slid just as I expected it would.
The aroma had a super nice smooth crisp unyielding roasty smooth creaminess touching down on some bitter chocolate nibs. Sweet coffee-like to espresso-like character rolled in nicely.
The flavor was a full on blend of sweet to roasty coffee/espresso-like qualities riding over some creamy sweetness. Lingering roasty to smooth sweet rolling aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed non-existent, but I expected that due to the "nitro-can" format. ABV felt on par. Finish was creamy smooth.
Overall, when searching for a creamy Irish dry stout, this is what one goes for. My heritage says I can't knock this despite them being owned by Heineken, but then again, I must admit I do really like this beer a lot and tend to come back to it quite often around St. Paddy's Day.

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

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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby-tinged body with a finger of creamy tan head lacing down the sides of the glass. The nose is very chocolatey, with some slight coffee and caramelized grain coming over as well in a way that is richer than the average Guinness. On the palate, a deep, roasted bitterness swathes the palate, making way for a sharper hop-based bitterness in the aftertaste, with flavors of coffee now dominating over the assumed powerful chocolate. It is a very rich and creamy beer, however, it does an excellent job of this while also not going overboard in terms of alcohol or sweetness. Awesome stout, my new restaurant go-to stout.

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2.4/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Being of County Cork Stock Murphy's is a staple on my drinking list, not heavy on the carbonation, not as thick on the tongue but still retains on the great qualities of an Irish Stout, what is impressive is they make this stout feel lighter on the tongue than most stouts tend to. It's enjoyable in the summer as well as the winter and goes with all meals. Salante

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3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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