Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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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:
2,437
Reviews:
1,006
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
416
For Trade:
0
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Photo of divineaudio
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz nitro can into a nonic.

a - pours a translucent dark brown with a pinky of thick, creamy, tan head that lasts forever. head completely coats the inside of the glass.

s - roasted grain (oats?), faint dark cherry, faintly nutty.

t - lightly roasty with strong dark fruity notes, mainly dark cherry and raisin. has almost no hop character, but finishes bittersweet.

m - lighter side of medium with lighter carbonation and a fine (nitrogen) profile. slightly sticky.

o - true to style, this one goes down easy and doesn't suck. could drink a few in a session no problem, 3 of these would be roughly equal to one of the many imperial stouts out there. worthy of an occasional purchase.

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Photo of Jsteez
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a nitro-can into a dimpled English beer mug.

A-It looks like chocolate milk when initially poured because of the nitro. When settled, it's pure black with a tan creamy 1 finger head. Left creamy lacing on the glass.

S-Hints of coffee (only slight) with bits of molasses. The smell is quite tame. There were bits of malt in the nose as well.

T-Very smooth, even crisp for this style. Taste of coffee, malt, and some slight bitterness from the hops in the aftertaste. Very balanced in every way. Quite a refreshing stout. It's a little sweet, a little dry, a little bitter..it's perfectly balanced. It was so good, I grabbed another one out of my fridge. I couldn't just stop at one, it's creamy and silky smooth!

M-lighter bodied but satisfyingly sessionable. Crisp and smooth. Light carbonation/moderate carbonation. Quite a creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, buy it! It is underrated(unfortunately) but it's worth every sip. Great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Mpreed23
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Medman2015
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of snowman_737
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of MaltAndHopsFC
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of stoney1031
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of dsreeves
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Sipchue
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Winston_Smith
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Tasty looking black and tan beer. Looks creamy.

Smell: Malts, vague toffee smell.

Taste: Coffee and other things I can't identify. Tastes like dry Irish stout I guess.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and honestly a little more watery than I'd expected.

Overall: I'm glad I tried it, but doubt I will seek it again. It is about on par with it's obvious competitor, maybe a little better. The appearance is very nice, but I wish it had been a little less watery.

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Photo of doubleheelix
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this poured into a standard pint glass from a nitro can. Smell has a hint of copper, and I can say the same for the taste initially. About halfway through the beer the taste matured into a creamier, darkest of chocolate with hints of coffee on the back of the taste. Very smooth, among the most dry, and easy drinking. I'm not sure why I tasted the metal initially. This disappeared, but the smell persisted.

By far its best attribute is the head combined with lingering, thick lacing. Among the darkest.

Overall: Excellent sipping beer. Dry and solid. At only 4.0% not too much guilt. Be sure to give the can a good roll before to loosen up the nitrogen. I can imagine that it looses something in the can, though. Would definitely order on a cold night off a tap.

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Photo of jmathis
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of LoFiDave
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of erickehoe
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Gorgeous juxtaposition of pitch black beer, and white, frothy, half-inch of head. The creamy spiraling of the bubbles visible during the pour is appealing.

Smell: Not many smells emanating here. A bit of chocolate. Similar beery smell of other British Isles beer.

Taste: Soft, subtle first impression of turkish coffee maltiness. Very clean. There is a balance there, like the sweetness and bitterness of dark chocolate. Slight hop brightness: so reserved and gentle. Each drink leaves you wanting more.

Mouthfeel: Silky and creamy. The carbonation is elusive.

Overall: True drinkability. All things about this are subtle and reserved. I give this high marks because you continuously want another sip. That said, it lacks in flavor and complexity. An enjoyable smoothness, however.

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Photo of timwmccann
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
1/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of koof
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of smwesson500
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful dark beer

S: Chocolate aromas, not much to pick up on several attempts it seems.

T: Coffee and chocolate to be noticed pleasantly subtle but not what I have come to expect with this style of beer.

M: Almost too smooth. Stouts usually have a bitter kick at the end, this does not.

O: A decent beer. It is definitively a lot smoother than other beers of the same style which for some may be good.

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Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bvermilion
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BigTrubble
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Katherine_Ham_UA
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
3.72 out of 5 based on 2,437 ratings.
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