JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Totally black with a fine bubbled brown head. Nice cascading pour. Rich roasted flavor without the harsh bitter taste. Smooth and quaffable.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro-can. Head settles out beutifully. Nice aroma. Taste is average. Much better room temp. (or close).
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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."
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
love it its no gusiness but a nitrous stout is a nitrous stout and i do love my blackstuff
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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...