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:
2,439
Reviews:
1,006
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
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115
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Murphy's Irish Stout is one of my long time favorites. I had the chance to partake again recently and was not disappointed. A great stout that is smooth and rich, and is very satisfying.

I recommend this to anyone who wants try a stout that is easy to find and is readily available.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught Style can into a pint glass.

A--Dark as it gets. Creamy, thick head. Head is off-white and looong lasting. Leaves considerable lacing. A beer from a can has neever looked better.

S--Chocolatey (bitter) with burnt malts also very prominent.

T--Rich & malty. Bitter chocolate from the nose carries through. Burnt malts also follow from the nose. A bit of coffee comes through as well.

M--Mmmm, creamy and filling. Carbonation isn't heavy, but is obviously there to account for the level of creaminess.

O--As good as you're going to get from a can. Excellent product that really takes me back to times spent in pubs in Ireland.

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I haven't had this in quite a while, maybe since the advent of widgets. A delicious creamy mustache stout that is actually very middle of the road. Poured into a goblet at approx 50 degrees, black in appearance with a tan dense head that wasn't going anywhere. Watery mouth feel and wonderful after essence of coffee and dark roasted grain but no lingering or cloying attributes. Its flavors intensify somewhat as it warms up. It has very low nitro fizz and its highly drinkable with low ABV. Very enjoyable.

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Had on nitro-tap at the local watering hole last night. Served at the appropriate temperature into a Murphy's branded pint glass.

Appearance - Very dark brown color that shuts out all the light. About 1.5 fingers worth of creamy velvety head, thanks to the nitro-tap. The head is so dense it appears as if it is whipped cream on top of this beauty.

Smell - Very roasty, some coffee and dark chocolate, with maybe a slight sweet undertone.

Taste - Again mostly roasted flavors, coffee some dark chocolate, some bitterness on the aftertaste, but it is restrained. Well executed.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and velvety especially with head, otherwise significantly thinner but I wouldn't call it watery, retains it's body slightly better than Guinness in my opinion. Medium dry finish.

Overall - Curiosity found me a new favorite stout to hap on tap up here, given the rather limited selection of most fine establishments. Definitely will repeat this purchase.

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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
3.72 out of 5 based on 2,439 ratings.
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