Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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Murphy's Irish StoutMurphy's Irish Stout
BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
2,501 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

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Added by Todd on 12-17-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,919
Reviews:
1,018
Ratings:
2,501
pDev:
14.13%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
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Photo of BeckHardy
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a chilled can into a pint glass. Jet black with some ruby highlights. Faint aroma of freshly baked biscuits. Decent lacing around the glass. Taste was of white bread and biscuits. Mouth feel was smooth and creamy. Over all a good stout. I liked this better than Guinness.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Surprised that I am enjoying the flavor and feel of this brew more than a Guinness. Looks a beauty with deep coffee color with fluffy light-beige head. Nice aroma, coffee and burnt malt. Soft bitterness that eases in gracefully. Lighter body but a pretty good showing.

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

Photo of Hab_Su
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nace4
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lebowskied
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spencer96
1.95/5  rDev -48%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

It was ok but if I want a stout I want a guinness.

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Photo of JamesGrove
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A stout that reminded me of drinking Guinness in an Irish bar with friends years ago. A bit thin but otherwise the taste of roasted malt and a bit of coffee came through. I would have it again but not my favorite stout

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SaxmanRick
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Juiposa
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Weezle94
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SmokySignals
2.43/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pint can poured into the only glass big enough to hold it.

Very very dark, smooth fine head, but not much of one. Descends but stays awhile.

Very little aroma of any kind.

Very little taste of any kind. Watery feel, bland, and boring.

The can was the most exciting/interesting thing about Murphy's. The only balls it has is in the can, rolling around. Gimmick.. Will save the others for relatives/furniture polish.

Pass on this and get a craft American Stout or Black Ale. These must have been changed since Heineken took over. Can't imagine that this is what it used to be, Not worth half the price.
Nutshell - Flat, odorless, watery, tasteless - 4 things a real stout isn't.

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Photo of Pav42
4.59/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of PorterPro125
4.54/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 440 mL Can

L- Pours a dark, slightly ruby hue topped by a creamy tan 1 finger cap. Tons of lacing.

S- Roasted chocolate malt, dark roast coffee, slight creaminess. Everything one should expect from a proper stout.

T- Oh wow. The first taste is a solid punch of roasted malt. The creaminess quickly follows and then tapers out to the roasty coffee finish and a slightly bitter dark chocolate aftertaste. All flavours one should expect from a stout but the intensity and the way in which they are presented is just exceptional.

F- Insanely creamy medium body (thanks to the Nitro widget) and a low level of nitro bubbles. Perfect for a good Irish Stout.

O- I've always been a big fan of Guinness but have grown to find it a little light over the years. I'm happy to say that Murphy's has filled in the void for me and I now have a new go-to stout. Absolutely exceptional appearance, aroma, flavour, feel... everything is top notch.

Buy it. Try it. Love it.

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Photo of anthony-s
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stout_Scout
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a narrow imperial pint glass: color is black, solid, very dark; head is tan, super fine bubbles, traditional irish stout presentation from the nitro can; great lacing on the glass.

Smell is a bit roasty, slightly creamy, mild chocolate and espresso.

Taste is similar to the aroma, with a little bit of earthy hops - roast, cream, chocolate, coffee, earthy/dry hops.

Mouthfeel is moderate, nitro is smooth than a slight bite.

Overall a very, very good irish stout, need to seek this out a bit more as its flavor and presentation are well above average.

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Photo of clemtig76
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 2,501 ratings