Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

2,437 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 Boilerfood
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of vinhgoh
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a very safe stout to try for new stout drinkers. The taste isn't too coffee-like nor chocolate-like.

Personally, I like the dense chocolate, creamy texture. This one is more of the mild side.

If there was a stout to just drink easily without much thought, this would be it.

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Photo of chel29
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Tryarc
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Irish stouts are beautiful beers. Near black with a thick, creamy tan head. Long lasting retention and ample lacing. The aroma offers some bread and chocolates. The aroma is gentle but enticing. Smooth and creamy, with a milk chocolate character. A hint of roast and no bitterness. A really solid example of the style.

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Photo of Thundermug
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of frosted33
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ZachRusk
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of Gilly1980
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of shade13
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of tsailor
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Jemenhiser
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of kobeer
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Reed
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of augustgarage
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16oz nitro-can into my Samuel Smith nonik.

A deep chocolate/auburn opaque body supports a soft mattress of ├╝ber-dense buff/wheat foam. Thick sticky lacing clings tenaciously to the glass; perpetual retention.

Dark but gentle roast notes in the nose suggest wood chips and grain. Barely perceptible fruity esters seem to be there as well.

Acidic grainy palate entry with roast barley, oats, and carob hinted at as well. A low coffee-like sourness arises but then falls away into the long toasty/earthy (almost dusty) finish. Very low bitterness throughout with no real hop flavors.

Rich creamy mouth-feel - the nitro delivery works well to give a sense of depth to such a session-able beer.

Perhaps it is the pasteurization, but I find the beer a bit flat/dead tasting even while it hits more or less all the sufficient style notes. Perhaps a bit "smoother" than regular canned Guinness - but equally mediocre.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass (and a nonic, nothing changed):

A: pitch black body that leaves a one finger tan head that was so level it looked like dried cement. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising.

S: chocolate and coffee. Some malts enter in as the beer warms.

T: bittersweet through the chocolate and coffee combination

M: light to medium, could be close to watery, carbonation is not felt, sessionable

O: this is a good beer that I would definitely welcome again in my fridge.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jocain916
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ABokononist
4.5/5  rDev +21%

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