slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad at all... i still prefer guinness for itís addictive qualities, but murphys isnít half bad. The dry irish stout for beginners I think... smooth as all hell, with more coffee notes than guinness, and a less pronounced finish that is quite dry. The slight tang was refreshing as well as a less pronouced hoppiness (even though guinness isnít loaded with hops, they are a bit more prevalent) For anyone who wants to try an irish stout, this is a great one to begin with before moving on.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very dark brown beer with a very fine light brown head. It has a fine aroma of roasted malt. And a very smooth feel in the mouth with the aroma of the roasted malt. A very filling but at the same time very drinkable beer.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant roasty aroma, but very light; appearance certainly cannot be argued against: Deepest dark brown with red edges...Creamy wheat-colored head--all the more striking with the nitro-delivery system...Smoother, more balanced countenance than Guinness...Roastiness, mild hops and slight tang all in evidence...Finish is moderately dry, owing partly to the roasted malt and to some hoppiness. This combination really displays this style in its true character as a relatively light-bodied brew. If anything, I wish this had a little more substantial feel to it. Still...very tasty...surprisingly quenching...smooth and enjoyable faire.
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as black as Guinness, with some red hints. Excellent(artificial) head. Low aroma of roast barley and cow dung. Body tends to be more on the chocolaty side along with roast notes which carry through into the finish.
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good beer in every ways. But my favorite stout is still Guinness.
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good solid stout. Typical irish stout with good flavor & aroma.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 4, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not great, but if all beers were great, then none of them would truly be great. If I was a brewer, I would make something a little more creative. I think Iíd do a better dry stout, and then Iíd throw in an oatmeal and an oyster stout, and then Iíd just go crazy creative and do wicked stout and mud stout, you know just an idea.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was not at all impressed with Murphyís in comparison to some of the other stouts I have experienced. I just had the draught can tonight and the best way I can describe my experience is as follows: full bodied, thick, but bland and lacking in flavor until the finish which is somewhat flat. Iíll take Guiness Draught next time when Iím in the mood for something like this.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a guy for creamy beer, but this was an exception. Also, I canít let my namesake down.