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:
2,439
Reviews:
1,006
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
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415
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Photo of damndirtyape
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz nitro-can poured into a Tulip Stout glass. Stamp on bottom of can was 30 11 W L1318 10 01

Appearance: Black with some cola brown at the edges. Persistent 1/4" dense light tan head. Thick sheets of persistent lacing. Classic Irish dry stout appearance.

Smell: Hint of roasted malt and a whiff of caramel. Not a lot else going on.

Taste: Very mild hint of chocolate with a black coffee bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Quite smooth, but a bit watery.

Overall / Drinkability: Quite drinkable, but wonder if might be better fresh out of a tap rather than a nitro-can. Went very well with a traditional Irish dish (Colcannon) and I could probably have another if offered, but since I only bought one I'm okay with that. Good, but nothing special.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep black with a soft brown head that cascades down like a waterfall eventually ending in a soft, creamy layer of brown head that rests atop. The nose is rich, roasty, and there's a hint of chocolate and maybe a lactose-like note. The taste is also rich and roasty with an underlying chocolaty note. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, creamy and smooth with little carbonation.

This is in no way a bad beer but the flavor is rather light and in my opinion fleeting. The mouthfeel is almost perfect for the style though I find I like the creaminess of the head more than the lighter body of the beer itself.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of bump8628
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On special for the upcoming St. Patrick's day holiday. Murphy's Stout is one of the few true session beers available around me. Classic nitro look - black body, thick and creamy mat of foam. Faint roast like weakly brewed coffee and a toasted nuttiness. Firm bitterness at the back end along with some earthy hop flavor keeps it interesting. Some fruit pulls through as it warms up. Dry, drinkable, and a tad better than Guinness.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
3.72 out of 5 based on 2,439 ratings.
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