Murphy's Irish Stout

Murphy's Irish Stout

Rated 3.657 by BeerPals

Brewed by Murphy's Brewery / Heineken Ireland

Blackpool, Cork, Ireland

Style:  Dry Stout

4% Alcohol by Volume

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Murphy?s is an internationally recognized Irish stout, brewed since 1856 in the iconic Lady?s Well Brewery, Cork. Classified as an Irish Dry Stout, Murphy?s is dark in color and medium-bodied. It is silky smooth with toffee & coffee undertones, almost no bitterness, and a irresistible creamy finish.

ID: 859 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank1371
Overall Percentile97.4
Style Rank9 of 350
Style Percentile97.4
Lowest Score1.6
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.676
Weighted Score3.657
Standard Deviation0.597

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  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 3.9 3 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Thus may be the darkest 'dry stout' I've ever seen. It truly pours black. The head is creamy, light brown, and sticks to the glass on the way down the hatch. The nose is roasted malt, nuts, and coffee. Mouthfeel is average. Flavor is roasted malt and the finish is very bitter.

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 3.2 6 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I tried this recently after having known it existed for the last 50 years, and was kind of disappointed to find out it is now a Heineken product. Oh well. It isn’t that bad of a stout however. A very dark brown beer with a cap that’s light tan coloured and creamy. Typical Irish stout aroma of coffee and chicory and little else. Flavour falls in line too. I wish I had tried it 30 years ago.

  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Pours a black color with a ruby tint and a creamy white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and lactose. Taste again of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Smooth and creamy texture but light bodied. Roasted bitter finish.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Enjoyed a pint at Joe's Food Emporium, Wolfville, NS. Pours a huge thick frothy brownish head and has a dark brown appearance with light reddish hues. Aromas of roasted malts, light chocolate. Flavours of sweet and nutty malt, some light chocolate and roasted malts and earthy hops. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Fairly similar to Guinness, maybe a bit smoother.

  • GIG 30 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    It pours a dark, but not black colour with mirco bubbles. I has a nice head that lasts half way through the pint. A very enjoyable beer that is light and tasty.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Unlike lenusik, I was never aware of a Guiness v. Murphys battle, because I had never seen this until I had had 500+ other beers.... go figure. Anyways, I agree, a bit less aroma, a bit more watery, but generally is pretty much exactly the same, in a side by side, Murphys appears to have a slightly darker head. Easy drinking though

  • ALEFAN 118 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Murphy's was my first forray into the Pub Stout world. It was nice and relaxed without any bite. It laces well but falls fast. It is creamy and sweet like a milk stout, with out the weird aftertaste. It was virtually non-existant in Hawaii after many years of being ion the shelves until recently. Available in a 4-pack like boddingtons this was a fine partner with a guitar and some close family and just drink the night away!

  • RICHSBEER 1950 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a solid, midnight black, with about a small cream colored head that isn't going anywhere, and neither is the solid lacing. The aroma isn't t much of anything. Very faint coffee roast, but nothing else. The taste is of burnt, watered down coffee. Grainy. Underwhelming malt, and not much else at all. The mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and watered-down. Stouts and Porters are not my favorite style of beer.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I've always been on the side of Guinness in the Guinness vs Murphy's contest, and the reason is that I have always felt that Murphy's is nothing more than a copycat. A little thinner than a Guinness, with less aroma. Give me a Guinness every time.

  • THIRSTYONE 563 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    extra creamy beige beer foam top.This did have a lot of silky notes to it.Pretty smooth.I wish i did not have this sinus thing going on now.I honestly cannot smell that good.Will try this beer again, and do recommend it.

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