Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1898   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shotgun1431 (138) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2003
Black with a lite tan creamy head. Tastes a lot like Guinness without the burnt flavor. Very good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CopeCowboy (2) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2003 does not count
A little sweeter than Guinness and just as pretty with its thick tan head and rich dark body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Roasty. Sweeter than Guiness and not as much body. Actually this beer is kind of watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9840) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
St. Patrick's Day 2001 Nice. Has the roasty flavour of Guinness but is much sweeter and I think better. Not as thick and smooth as Guinness but nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TKErugby (1) - Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2003 does not count
murphys stoudt when poured from can to a pint glass can fizz a bit if not served chilled...the beer has a great taste, but is definitely not for chugging or drinking everyday

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaymobrown (1840) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Can nitro: Highly similar to Guinness. Actually, probably a little more maltish and roasted than a normal Guinness is these days. Smooth, creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Not a big fan of dry stouts, but I liked this one better than guinness. Color: The darkest of brown with amber hues. Creamy tan head. Light malt aroma. Flavor: Lightly sweet with a hint of coffee, lightly bitter with a smooth palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2003
thicker than guinness, better than guinness, mine was served about room tempurature, and it was marvelous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2003
Very light, almost nonexistant roasted aroma. Nice creamy tan head sits atop a rich chocolate-brown body, very typical of the style. Is there any damn difference between this and Beamish? Actually, yes. Murphys Irish is thin-bodied and "watery" like Beamish, but the flavor is a bit more noteworthy, with stronger roasted notes and good hints of chocolate to complement a creamy mouthfeel. These Irish draught style stouts sure don't stray from formula, satisfying the masses as an ale version of corporate radio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2003
Better than average dry stout. Very smooth, Had it from the can, and was impressed. Not quite Guinnes, but close.

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