Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1902   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Pasteurised in cans and kegs, with nitrogen. As of late 2012, the 4.3% bottled version had been discontinued.
Has also been brewed in the UK under contract at InBev Magor and latterly at Heineken’s John Smith’s site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2004
NO2 can - my "from the can" experience was pleasant. Murphy's is a smooth stout, initial lactose undertones and clean finish. It's drinkability does take away from the potential flavor of this beer. Present recipe is probably a watered down version of the original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 1, 2004
Totally black with a fine bubbled brown head. Nice cascading pour. Rich roasted flavor without the harsh bitter taste. Smooth and quaffable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2004
I mean, it's smooth but it has little flavor and tastes like air. Not gassy, but it actually tastes like air. With a good stout, it should be heavier, with some kind of a noticable flavor, even if its a dulled one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2004
NO2 can: The color is what one would expect for a stout. black with a thick cream head. The aroma lack the hop bite of guiness, and is slightly fruity. The flavor is dry and fruity, sans bite. Creamy. the flavor is a bit watered down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Nitro-can. Head settles out beutifully. Nice aroma. Taste is average. Much better room temp. (or close).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
I haven't really had too many stouts but this was very nice. Pours real dark with a nice creamy head. And the flavor is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2004
I tried this on tap at one of the local taverns in Fond du lac Wisconsin. The bartender in Irish's is kind of a dick, but anyways, The beer was dark almost black. Smelled very good and tasted even better. It was very creamy and chocolatety. It's like I always say, "I like beer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2005 Tasted during the Irish Stout Vertical on St. Patty’s Day 05
Nitro Can: Dark ruby color on the edges, black otherwise. Large 2 fingered nitro looking creamy tan head. The flavor is very nicely roasted with a perfect balance of sweet and hoppy and nitro. Damn that’s creamy. The aroma is very light with some caramel and mint hopiness. Yeah, it’s light for a stout and watery but the flavors are full and rich with a nice dry finish. Much less acidity than Guinness with a more rounded character.Rerate from a 3.7 overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2004
love it its no gusiness but a nitrous stout is a nitrous stout and i do love my blackstuff

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2004
on tap: last night st pattys...havent had this for a while. they were serving it out of those cooler, kegerator things along the side of bass and guinness. side by side the murphys i think may of tasted better. everyone know what this beer looks like or should look like. a little more sweet then guinnes not as much bitterness, mostly espesso choc malt taste and creamy smooth on the palate. a good stout. would love to try this in ireland where its unfiltered and perfect. some day...

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