Murphy's Irish Stout | Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

2,452 Ratings
Murphy's Irish StoutMurphy's Irish Stout

Brewed by:
Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 12-17-2000

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3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Murphy's Irish Stout pours a black color, with a large creamy head. There is a creamy dry aroma with coffee and chocolate notes. The taste is very creamy, nice smokey and very dry malty flavors. Nice taste, but watery body. Overall its a nice Irish dry stout, a step above Guinness.

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3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Imported Stout, Draught Style. Tasted 19 January 2014.

Pour is gorgeous, thanks in large part to the nitro-can, I imagine. Nearly black, but dark reddish and clear at the very edges. Cascading head that leaves 1 finger of off-white creamy foam. Fantastic retention and good lacing. Wow.

Smell is faint, mostly rosted barley for that nice char effect. Other than that, it's light, as it should be, but there's just not all that much to it.

Taste is just okay. Light char, some roasty bitter in the back. But not a whole ton of flavor. Two-note and generally bland.

Feel is thin and flat. The nitro brings almost nothing to the feel, and it just sits there dead on my tongue, with the bitter back-end starting to taste stale.

Thin and rather flavorless. It's nice to have a low-ABV stout, but there are much better ones out there, including much better nitro Irish dry stouts. So I'll pass on this one for the foreseeable future.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can from Bert's
Pours a solid dark brown with faint garnet highlights at the edges and a huge creamy tan head that persists forever and ever. Aromas of earthy roasty coffee and light cream with a hint of vanilla and chocolate. The flavor is a slightly mineralized caramel and coffee with bits of earth and roast. Medium to light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a creamy watery mouthfeel and a lingering roasted bitterness on the palette. Easy drinking somewhat flavorful creamy ale. I could pound a few of these back if I were in it for the long haul.

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

Appearance - It is black to very dark brown in color, with a creamy tan head.

Smell - a sweet sugary smell, with some roasted malts.

Taste - Very sweet from beginning to end; have to make sure you drink it when the head is there.

Mouthfeel - It is a silky smooth beer, a bit light for a stout.

Overall - Not as thick as Guinness, but a bit sweeter and smoother.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The nitro widget sure made this beer pour like the can was hooked to the brewery's tap.
Produced a dark brown almost black beer with a dense but short lived head.
As the head receded it left generous lacing-- I thought it a very satisfying look--
especially if I was at the pub quaffing draft!

But all that leads me to the rest of the story-- no real nose to speak of-- maybe it's my smeller. I inhaled and inhaled-- is there anybody there? If there is a nose from this stuff it's mighty small!

Flavor-- OK it's a "light" stout-- but if I was blindfolded I would not declare this a stout-- I probably would not claim this was a beer!

One thing I did like was the comparatively low ABV. Do commendable beers these days have to have "weld to your chair" ABV levels?

The mouthfeel was probably the highlight of my session with this beer. Had a velvety cordial embrace that made the beer feel almost seductive-- save the flavor-- which I could find almost no trace of- -try as I might.

Overall-- there are much better in this style If you're looking for a hearty beer don't be fooled by "Stout" on (in this case) the can..

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Murphy's Irish Stout from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
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