Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

Murphy's Irish StoutMurphy's Irish Stout
BA SCORE
3.75/5
2,468 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
Ranking:
#20,947
Reviews:
1,012
Ratings:
2,468
pDev:
14.13%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
439
Trade:
0
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3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ledouge
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of americancontrarian
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Avatar113
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jslice99
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshuaShort13
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

At Gallaghers in Cork. Smooth, tastey.

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3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.05/5  rDev +8%
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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4.48/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
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 +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
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 -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
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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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 2,468 ratings
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