Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

2,446 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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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured this Irish Dry Stout from a 16 oz can into a pint glass. Poured a dark brown color, produced a thick tan head, excellent retention and it left a great amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma consisted of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Medium bodied, very creamy and smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is a bit watered down, but it does have some base of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Not a huge fan of Irish Stout's but this is one of my favorites.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of LuDookie
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured this from the can into a mug.

It appeared like a Guiness, foam all the way from the bottom of the glass that very slowly dissipates.

Maybe it was the can but when it first cracked it smelled like a Lone Star. I didn't dig that, but once it was in the mug it took on a nice roasted malt smell, just like a Guiness.

The taste is very similar to Guiness, but I always prefer Murphy's over Guiness. It seems to have just a little more substance, and it great on tap.

Mouthfeel smooth and malty, with the flat feel of this type of beer.

Overall, it is what it is. Basically a Guiness Draft in a different suit. I would be hard pressed to tell the difference if I were tested.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of JamesMN
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pitch black with a one finger tan creamy head.

Aroma: As with most nitro beers the aroma is a bit diminished and some of the nitro smell is present. Under that there are faint toasted malts and a hint of roasted coffee.

Taste: It always surprises me how Irish Dry Stouts can be so watery yet enjoyable. The only discernible flavors are light roasted dark malts and bits of toffee. Finish is every bit as smooth as the surface of the head and there is a bitter coffee aftertaste. 4% ABV actually seems quite potent for how thin the beer is.

Mouthfeel: Thin in body with just a hint of carbonation. Superbly smooth, drinkable, and sessionable.

Final Thoughts: The use of a nitro-canning definitely improves this beer and makes it one that anyone can enjoy. Would I drink it again? Most likely but I don't often seek it out.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Felt like some Guinness the other day, but pulled the trigger on this since it was almost $4 cheaper than the Guinness 4 pack.

Poured with the traditional nitro-can cascading...always a nice sight. Finger of creamy khaki colored head, going nowhere fast. Poured a dark brown, with plenty of lighter spots around the edges...the only really unfortunate part of its appearance.

One of the most aromatic Irish dry stouts I've had. Plenty of roasted barley, some chocolate sweetness notes, light roast coffee,

Light sweet milk chocolate notes, roasted notes, slight bittersweet coffee notes and a tinge of rustic noble hops on the finish.

Body was medium and creamy from the nitro. Clean finish, soft and silky.

Quite glad I got this instead of's miles better and for a better price.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Muphy's Irish Stout, this beer poured black with Tan thick foam..we had the nitro can.
little carbonation, and thin .. crisp and dry
The head saves this beer for me.(loved the look)
Roasted coffee and malts.
Guinness 'esk Abv 4.0 Descent beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried Murphys Irish Stout for this first time since I have been a member of BA. The beer looked great, nice and dark with foamy slightly off white head that left spotty lacing. The smell was simple, hints of roast and espresso. Thetaste seemed a bit off to me. The beer started with roast/espresso, then I got a finish that seemed to have bourbon or some type of scotch/whiskey in it. Wasn't very appealing. The mouthfeel was lighter in body for a stout with subtle carbonationl. Overall it was just ok.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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