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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Pint can into pint glass

A - Initially pours light brown, as the nitro-head forms you see black waves cascading down the sides of the glass. The beer finally settles as a black beast with a beautiful tan head. A finger and a half head of ultra-fine bubbles rests at the top of the glass. I can imagine it lasting forever and a day.

S - Roasted malts, some sourness, cocoa and coffee. Everything is extremely muted due to the thick head. Hard to pick out aromas.

T - Tastes of cocoa powder with a little bit of coffee. Dark bakers chocolate, some form of sourness, and roasted malts.

M - Medium to light body. Bigger, bolder body than Guinness. Refreshing, but it does weigh a little on the palate compared to its competition.

O - Overall this beer is a classic dry Irish stout. Compares favorably to Guinness, but perhaps it weighs a bit too much to session in the way one can quaff Guinnesses.

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16oz can poured into a nonic.

Appearance after the beer settles is pitch black with a 1.5 finger creamy tan head from the nitro.

Smells is somewhat hard to pick up on but quite a bit of roastiness is present along with a bit of sourness.

The flavor is roasted coffee and chocolate with some sourness coming in towards the finish. Finished fairly clean and dry with a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery but ok nonetheless.

Overall this is a decent Irish Dry Stout. I would take it over a Guinness any day.

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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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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 2,509 ratings