Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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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

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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Photo of cjohns73
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kerouac
4.39/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My first foray into Irish Stouts was much like many other's, I tried Guinness, but I thought it was fairly boring. I was used to beers that decided the right path was to make their formulation a flavor bomb. After years of drinking beer, I feel that it was a great direction that would take the American beer scene in a better direction (away from the macro-brews), but my mouth has had enough. I decided to give Irish Stouts another try, and my choice was Murphy's.

Taste had enough going on that I wasn't bored. I wasn't looking for excitement, but I found it. While Guinness typically bores the sweet bejeezus out of me, Murphy's gave me something to notice, but was smooth enough for me to not even notice that I was drinking pint after pint! Luckily the ABV is fairly low so I didn't have to worry about my liver (as much as my beer gut).

Re-trying this style of beer made me wonder, "Was I bashing Guinness too hard?" I bought a 4-pack, and I came back with the re-affirming "NO!"

If you think Guinness is boring, but you want to give this style another try, try Murphy's!

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Photo of jw4free
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black as night in appearance. Awesome looking, fluffy khaki colored head. Roasted Malt, some dark fruits and bitter dark chocolate. Smooth. Light bodied.

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Photo of crimsonfloyd
4.61/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really a beautiful beer off the pour. Dark, dark brown with cream color head that looks as soft as clouds. Bubbles gently float toward the top. Smells of chocolate and roasted barley. Tastes of coffee and barley with faint touches of cream. Just a touch of plum as it heats up. Nice coffeebean aftertaste. Super, super smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a phenomenal stout.

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Photo of mattjp03
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of ugurcan
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Galvin87
4.79/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jjmj51
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of coopdog1000
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jheimiller
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eblue33
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MTKATL
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Iaido
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap in Ireland. Poured into a pint glass.

L: Looks... like a Guinness. Pours a deep inky black. Thick creamy dark brown head that lasts the entire pint.

S: Roasted malts. Sweet and tart.

T/F: Tasted... also like a Guinness. Dry with roasted malts. Nutty and a bit of a tartness from the roast. Slightly bitter hops at the finish. Very smooth and creamy... great carbonation. Just like they intended on nitro. Medium body.

O: Virtually indistinguishable from a Guinness... and I doubt I could tell them apart on a side to side pour/taste test (that being said... those are fighting words in parts of Ireland). That's not necessarily a bad thing. Very good fresh and on draft.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

In terms of Irish Dry Stouts in the can, this one is darker than average, thankfully. Still dark brown with a crimson edge, 1/2" tan head. So many weak ass brown malt stouts in this style. Not as much roast in the aroma though, tepid.

Taste smooth, silky almost oat like roasted malts, not bitter or heavy, not really dry either though. Pedestrian for the most part and relatively expensive for what it is.

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Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdt88
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Momon
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mamaraza
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FZR23
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Arthuros
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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