Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

Murphy's Irish StoutMurphy's Irish Stout
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 12-17-2000

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken during a side-by-side Murphy's and Guiness on nitro-tap session.

Gives the same nitro-boosted textbook jet-black and tan whipped froth visual presentation as any Irish Stout would when on nitro-tap. Nose presents the typical roasted malt and coffee grounds aroma, somewhat muted by the layer of foam on top. About halfway through the pint, as it warmed up and the foam was manually removed, it developed a bit of a loose-leaf tobacco background aroma. When compared to a Guinness side-by-side (also on nitro-tap), the flavor has a slightly heavier emphasis on bitter coffee grounds and the body seems slightly thinner. In fact, I would dare say that it seems like the Murphy's starts out quite dry and finishes semi-sweet, while the Guinness starts out semi-sweet and turns dry in the finish. Texturally, both are just about as creamy and smooth as can be given the nitro-tap treatment.

Sometimes I feel like having slightly more coffee grounds in my stout, and that is when I have a Murphy's. When I want more emphasis on the roasted malt, I drink a Guinness.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark with some light shades of amber. A thin yet satisfying head.

S - Sweet and roasted malts, overall fairly underwhelming.

T - Cocoa and smooth malts. Very appeasing to my Irish roots!

M - Finishes dry but begins with a nice progression. Better than Guinness in my opinion.

O - At $8 a growler this really does hit the spot for me. I can understand others' reservations that it is not as "big" a stout as most, but the passive nature is very drinkable and keeps me coming back for more!

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16oz can
Served in an imperial nonic glass

A - It pours dark but ruby highlights can be seen when held to the light. It is topped with a creamy beige head.

S - The aroma is roasted grain and some caramel as well.

T - I get light roasted malt. I get some hints of coffee. The finish has some mild bitterness.

M - Full and creamy.

O - It is a filling beer. The tastes and aromas are mild. It has enough flavor to keep me interested, but not enough flavor to keep me coming back.

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Nitro can poured into a tumbler...

A: Black in color with some ruby hints along the edges of the glass. Finger of creamy, mocha colored head that leaves tons of creamy lacing and retains throughout due to the widget. Looks like vanilla ice cream covering the glass.

S: The smell is mostly of roasted barley and chocolate.

T: Roasted malts with fresh ground coffee, maybe a hint of cocoa. Finishes with a dry, slightly bitter aftertaste.

M: Very smooth, very creamy,light bodied, minimal carbonation. At only 4 percent abv, I could knock back a four pack with ease.

O: Irish dry stouts have a reputation of being a bit plain and simple however, I really enjoyed this. Very pleasant, easy drinking and a little better than Guiness imo.

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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
Beer rating: 58.1% out of 100 with 2,463 ratings
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