mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice coffee aroma and flavor, smooth but almost no body, if it wasn’t so watery it would have rated much better
pilsnerrogge (2486) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, dark brown with a thick, firm head. Full bodied flavour with both coffee and chocolate in a wonderful mix.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My third favorite of the big three - a little harsher, less refined perhaps than Beamish in particular
radiomgb (2236) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have been waiting a long time to try this one and I am glad to say that I was not dissapointed. Really creamy and smooth head and is just a little less bitter then Guinnes. Can’t wait to have another.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black and beautiful, but with a rather weak head and not much aroma. Generally, this seems like a watered-down <a href=’http://www.ratebeer.com/ShowBeer.asp?BeerID= -- basically similar in every way, but thinner and weaker.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very creamy head. Nice mild bitterness in flavour and aftertaste.
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent stout, but my experience was one of a mild and watery brew with weak stout characteristics. Based on the other strong scores, I may have to get another to rerate. Others are comparing this to Guinness-in my opinion Guinness is much better.
BeerManiac6699 (11) - USA - JUN 7, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My absolutely favourite stout out there. Even though I drink other stuff besdes stout, when asked about my favourite beer it’s gotta be MURPHY’S STOUT. I used to think Guiness was the shit until I tried this several years ago. Those two are indeed close in many ways, but Murphy’s has the better flavor.
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUN 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad.I perfer Guinness over this, but a great stout.Dark and rich with subtle coffee and chocolate flavors.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
To me, Guinness looks better, but Murphy’s taste better. Murphy’s flavors are more pronuonced of burnt chocolate and pine. When given a choice from on tap, I always take Murphy’s over Guinness. Mouthfeel is silky creamy smooth. Not bad for a mass produced beer.