Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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3.75/5
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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

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Added by Todd on 12-17-2000

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#25,530
Reviews:
1,032
Ratings:
2,562
pDev:
14.13%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into nonic pint Microbubbles. Cola body. Head like a chocolate malt, retention throughout.

Smooth creamy nose (smoky as it warms). Taste is a light roast with chocolate. Light Bitterness.

Very smooth. Would feel slightly watery if not for the bitter back. Finish is surprisingly dry (I mean, it IS a dry stout), but not overbearing.

A great, dare I say, session stout. Lovely presentation, very refreshing. A good light dark beer.

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Photo of ryanm3850
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Anyone from Dublin would likely say that Guinness is the greatest (and maybe it is). But venture further and try one of these for a slightly different but similarly exceptional Dry Irish Stout.

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Photo of Alekcide
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanLowery
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heftklammer
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jangoon24
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlinD27
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of stanzig44
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ledjip
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

More flavour than Guinness, less watery taste.

Liquid is very dark and you can taste the torrified malt on it. Very smooth taste, you don't feel the alcohol at all.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good session stout, otherwise not worth it. Better than Guinness though.

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Photo of superwho24
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zuidman
2.25/5  rDev -40%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shantto
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kungfu17
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mrjosephruiz88
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

wubba lubba Dub Dub!!

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Photo of KrisLambert
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Calvinistic
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was a unique experience! I drank the first one straight from the can. For the second one, I placed one or two oz. of bourbon in the glass before pouring in the beer. That made it “just right.” Judging the beer by itself:

L - very dark, just like a stout should be! The 14.9 oz can looks great and the nitro device makes an awesome, long lasting, off-white, very creamy head that lasts a long time. It was still there (partially) like 10 or 15 minutes later.
S - I hardly smell anything. It kind of smells like a supermarket aisle, or like fresh linens, if you know what I mean. Just kind of a bland, clean smell. But I do not have a very good nose in the first place.
T - Very mild, yet it has all the porter/stout characteristics you would expect. Sweet malt and cocoa and stuff like that, just not in a concentrated form, which makes it super drinkable. At 4% abv, the alcohol is well hidden.
M - Super smooth and medium bodied with barely any carbonation.
O - This was a nice change of pace. It’s not an “imperial stout” by any stretch of the imagination, and it’s obviously built for the masses, but not a bad beer overall. This is an inexpensive, low-abv version of a stout that beats Guinness by a long shot and seems like a less potent version of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (which also has the nitro device in it). It reminded me a lot of Young’s. Mixed with a little shot of bourbon, it was perfect! I may pick this up again when I want something light and inexpensive that is way better than an AAL or some other “junk beer.” (I am just a little prejudiced, lol). Naturally, I would take a genuine RIS or a good craft porter over this any day, assuming my wallet is in a position to handle the difference in price.

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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 2,562 ratings