Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

Murphy's Irish StoutMurphy's Irish Stout
2,467 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 12-17-2000

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2.72/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Dark, like a winter sea on a new moon eve. Porcelain colored head that is truly whipped cream in consistency.

S: No discernible smell comes from this beer.

T: Roasted barley but weak and underwhelming for a stout. Walnut and coffee notes.

M: Light and watery for a stout. Light carbona... i mean nitrogenation... Medium body.

O: This stout does not impress me in the slightest, its a low to mid range offering, that lacks any depth of character, and doesn't have the fame or popularity of guiness, Id recommend avoiding this beer if you want anything of complexity, if you want a sessionable easy to drink stout, this might be your beer, but its not mine.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at a bar after dinner. Poured into a frosted pint glass, and I didn't take notes, because I didn't feel like it.

A: The head on this one was beautiful. It wasn't tall - only one finger - but the retention and lacing was amazing. The body wasn't super dark; it had some ruby red edges when placed near the light.

S: Some roasty malt and a little bit of coffee. I liked the smell, but it could have been a little stronger.

T: Compared with Guinness, this is just a bit more bitter. It has a little less roastiness and a little more coffee. If I had to pick between the two taste wise, I'd pick this one, I guess.

M: It's not as creamy as a Guinness, but it's also a little less watery, as well. Still, it could have been a bit drier on the finish for my tastes (after all, it is a *dry* stout).

O: Nothing too special here. Between this and Guinness Draught, I'd say this is slightly better. The nitro-can gimmick is nice as hell, but really, there's no substitute for having a pint of this on tap. Probably wouldn't buy cans of this stuff, though.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark almost black color with a very faint red tinge around the edges, Creamy tan head. I struggle to find any aroma. Dry very mild chocolate taste with very little bitterness. Very smooth with hardly any carbonation. Seems kind of on the bland side with not much as far as anything extraordinary. No bitterness and certainly finishes dry. I sense some sourness in the middle. Little bit of a chalky feel to it. Doesn't have anything as far as turn offs but doesn't excite the senses either.

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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 2,467 ratings
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