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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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of MaximalC
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours nearly black with mahogany highlights and close to an inch of luscious tan head courtesy of the nitro. The feel is smooth and easy to drink, to say the least. Taste is of dark roasted malt, typical of the style. The flavor is mellow and mildy smokey, which is nice enough, but the highlight for me is the back end, which reveals a hint of chocolate and little of the astrigency that can mar a Guinness's aftertaste. I like Guiness as well, but I must admit I was presently surprised by Murphy's offering, so much so that I'd probably give it the nod over it's more widely available peer.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On nitro tap at the Madison in Toronto. Celebrating a long month with a few pints, and this was just the ticket.

Poured into a nonic. Nearly black, nice thick layer of off-white foam. The comparisons between any dry Irish stout and Guinness are inevitable, and I will do my best to judge this beer on its own merits. Suffice to say, they do look very similar, although the head on this is a touch darker.

Nose is coffee, sweet malt (marshmallow) a bit of hops. Very pleasant.

A nice, flavorful dry stout, with the emphasis on the roasted coffee. Nice mild sweetness, again with the marshmallow-cream flavor, but the finish is dry. Medium bodied, creamy, nitro carbonation feel.

Definitely a terrific stout, one I will return to repeatedly.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.46/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ap: Beautiful dark chocolate color. The familiar tri-cascade appearance made famous by Guinness. Half an inch of creamy, off-white head. Very beautiful appearance.

Ar: Malty and roasted toffee aroma. Mild coffee presence. Very subtle but enticing.

Ta: Delicious and fulfilling. It is filled with roasted hops and delicious espresso-like aftertaste. The palate is satisfied with hops, coffee and chocolate flavors.

Mf: creamy, creamy and creamy. Very simply put, it drinks like a hot chocolate drink which encourages long savory sips. Not a beer to chug, but worthy of longer than normal sips.

Ov: It is extremely similar to Guinness without seeming as tart...or as expensive. It is refreshing, engaging and fulfilling. This is a beer that does not disappoint. Cheers!

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.41/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is as black as midnight with a ruby tint on the edges when held to the light. A thick, creamy off-white tight head sits on top and virtually never goes away. Some thick lacing covers the glass like a blanket. The beer does smell metallic, but also faint roasted malts appear. The taste is exceptional as far as nitro-canned draught stouts go. It tastes creamy, slightly sweet, slightly bitter. The mouthfeel is medium and carbonated, but very smooth and creamy.

Overall, this is hands-down my favourite draught stout. I've been to Ireland and there, Beamish, Murphy's and Guinness are all really good from the tap, but in the pub cans Murphy's is probably the best in the US. The low ABV and creamy, delicious taste make this one of my all-time favourites. Probably one of the best session beers around, and the price is usually much cheaper than Guinness.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This beer pours a dark amber with a beautiful massive dense foam of small bubbles that slowly rises to the top to form about one finger of dark ivory foam. It developed a very thick lacing that formed a complete cover over the side of the glass.

Smell – A pleasing odor of malt and coffee/to roasted aroma.

Taste –It's taste of roasted coffee. It has a bitterness that comes from the hops and the roasting that lingers.

Mouth Feel– The beer had low or no carbonation resulting in a flat feel. Apparently all the carbonation went into forming the phone. Would prefer slightly more carbonation.

Overall –Despite the beautiful appearance the low carbonation resulting in a flat feel was the notable characteristic. This beer was drunk straight from the refrigerator so may try it again at a warmer temperature.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

I decided to try an Irish beer in honor of St Patricks day and chose Murphy's Irish stout. Being in the middle of a Belguim beer phase I was pleasently surprised on the taste of this stout. This is a vey mild beer and as a result goes down vey smooth. I normally enjoy a beer with a higher alcohol content but as smooth as the beer is it is very easy to drink a lot on a short period of time.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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