Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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2,432 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
Ratings:
2,432
Reviews:
1,005
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
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113
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410
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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

Photo of BCborn
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of porters4life
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of righthereisay
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Yeah, I've had plenty of craft beers....IPAs,,.....imperial stouts,...you name it....I try them. Many are great. But I believe both Guinness and Murphy's get a bad rating because they are very popular. Both are probably the best pour in beer, period. Great tasting. Very nice and smooth.

Sure they are not complex by any means. But they are both great beers. And this website should acknowledge that.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours a very dark opaque reddish brown with creamy tan head. Flavors are a creamy roasted malt. And I might persuade myself that there is a French Roast Coffee flavor. Body is just moderate and it finishes as disappointingly watery.

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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
3.72 out of 5 based on 2,432 ratings.
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