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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 20, 2002
A very close second to guinness. an overall smoother beer but it not as much body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Heavy, but not as heavy as Guiness. More drinkable than Guiness

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
homebrewrules99 (37) - portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2002
If the Guinness is to heavy or bitter this is a good alternative with the smoke/coffee/chocolate notes and drinkablaty

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2002
Has to rate about the same as guiness, I would have to taste them side by side to tell the difference. I suppose the Murphy’s is a little bit more watery but solidly dark with a small head that lasts the whole way through. No overwhelming flavors but crisp and dry throughout. Would like to try on tap.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivo (2592) - GERMANY - JUL 15, 2002
You get a really nice looking beer with this - no complaints there. A strong roasted malt nose, but I got a little sour milk aroma thing going on. Roasted malt taste - almost smokey, or better toasted (as Yogi_Beera puts it). Bitter finish. Quick profile and a creamy mouth feel. Thin though. Overall harmless and inocuous. Certainly drinkable, but not that good - just above average.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
YogiBeera (2500) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2002
Malty, toasted grain aroma with hints of cookies. Wonderful appearance: big frothy head, mostly lasting and a nice black color. Tastes creamy and like coffee but finish is average and get’s oily and flat. For a stout weak.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 Ah the imposter. It’s like they tried to brew guinness and had to change a few things so as not to brew the exact replica. Thinner, and has more rooty/earthy notes. It’s good, of course, just not very original.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
Similar to Guinness in a can…Nice milky chocolate and roasted coffee but its body is so weak, I want something else…

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 7, 2002
Not bad, but a little too thin for me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stemcell00199 (21) - worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2002
I was diappointed. Just beacuse a certain other stout comes from Ireland, doesn’t mean the Irish should give up on trying to make better stouts.


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