Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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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

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Added by Todd on 12-17-2000

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Photo of augustgarage
3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
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%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
4.05/5  rDev +8%
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%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jocain916
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of ABokononist
4.5/5  rDev +20%

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of fccarv
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of EigenBeer
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of hanwong
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of Zach8614
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good appearance, real slow head formation, good fun.

Smell of milky, dairy, chocolaty goodness. Pretty typical.

Nice taste, Nothing fantastic. Heavy chocolate and coffee flavors present, not too heavy on the palate.

Feels good in my mouth...

Overall a very pleasant beer. It doesn't get the fame like Guinness does, but this is definitely a superior brew. Would drink again.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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1.5/5  rDev -60%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 2,497 ratings
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