Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

BA SCORE
84
good
2,437 Ratings
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:
2,437
Reviews:
1,006
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
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115
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416
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Avatar113
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jslice99
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshuaShort13
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

At Gallaghers in Cork. Smooth, tastey.

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Photo of nater919
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted into a conical pint glass; nitro can with a serial number but no date.
A: Pours almost black with serious effervescence, then the clearing typical of the nitro carbonation strategy; after clearing, thick, khaki head with long retention and lacing.
S: Nose remarkable for smooth maltiness with almost a "meat drippings" note. Perhaps a little coffee and mushroom
T: Initially very sweet on the palate, with maltiness and black coffee to mocha coming in throughout into the finish.
M: Full bodied mouthfeel; solid effervescence.
O: I "grew up" on Irish porters and stouts and tend to favor darker, fuller brews, in general, so I willingly acknowledge some bias here. That said, Murphy's is a much more complex brew than is reflected in the BA score. Trust "The Bros" on this one.

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Photo of kevintaraross
4.48/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of djura
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got it from Romania, can 0.5l

A - Tick, creamy with two finger foam. Black with low carbonation. Excellent.
S - Coffee malt, with malty aroma in all. Chocolate malt in the back.
T/M - Smooth, drinkable, balanced. Medium bitterness with coffee like aroma in the back, but nothing too much.

O - More then decent.

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3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of moucon
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Love Murphy's. Currently my favorite canned/bottled stout - and I'm a stout drinker. Smoother than Guinness, with a crazy thick head, smooth satisfying dark caramel/roasted grain flavours you'd expect from a good stout, but with a shorter finish and overall fantastic drinkability. Pairs well with any "darkish" foods where you'd drink a cabernet or similar wine - beef stew and steaks.. sausages... fatty dishes in general. Even works with Mexican for me (although I must admit I go the Negra Modella route when out for Fajitas...) My only complaint if there was one.. at first it seems a bit "watery" compared to Guinness - but that is also a plus in that it's much "less heavy" (not the same as "lighter"- I just can't find the right descriptor). A bit expensive around here - the best price I've found is $7-ish for 4 cans.

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3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

500 ml can, exp. 02/2017, in a Paulaner mug. Great beer! Very refreshing one, with nice earthy hops flavor.

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3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Dark black with a creamy head typical of nitro stouts. Very similar to Guinness but did not seem to have quite the same "cascading" effect that Guinness does. The head sticks around to the last drop.

S: Not sure if it is the nitrogen or not, but this has a metallic smell, with some roasted malt and coffee.

T: Taste is pretty simple, but good. Roasted/burnt malt, some coffee, and bitter chocolate. Not much sweetness to speak of.

F: Light bodied and very drinkable due to the lightness of the body and low ABV. Velvety and creamy thanks to the nitrogen head.

O: Like Guinness, but a little better IMO. Great beer if you are looking to do a long night of drinking without getting hammered.

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3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
3.72 out of 5 based on 2,437 ratings.
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