Imaena (1635) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drught and can. A solid dry stout with a great mouthfeel and nice finish.
oops (119) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From can. Decent light stout. The one you can drink and not be worried about getting drunk. Easily drinkable.
zvsn (293) - ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On-tap. Pours a black color with a tan head. Smell of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Taste is similar to nose with mild bitterness. Smooth, creamy, and dry. Nice.
brleo (51) - - MAY 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murphy’s is the great rival of Guinness, though I cannot understand why Beamish, which is a far better alternative to Guinness, is not. Regardless, Murphy’s stout is a good standby when Guinness or Beamish is not on tap. It is definitely the heaviest of the three common stouts in Ireland. Aroma is slightly smoky, chocolatey. Looks darker than a Guinness, little more of a tan/brown head, less light can shine through the murk. Taste is distinctly chocolate, coffee, and malt, with a bitter aftertaste. Creamier than a Guinness, but a bit oily on the tongue I find. Carbonation is nicely minimal. Overall, not a bad stout, but not a fan of the pronounced chocolate flavors inherent in it.
Armadill0 (158) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Faint aroma eith cocoa and coffee. All black with a small thick light brown foam.
Taste has a lot of coffee and some
chocolate. Malts dominate the taste. Low alcohol content shows but doesnt really matter. Really close to Guinness. Could be stronger.
Xstream (150) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 One of my favorite stouts. Similar to Guinness, but with a nicer flavor profile. It has a mild slightly burned caramel finish is especially like. Not very thick or heavy, quite fresh for a stout. Too bad it’s very hard to get it over here.
jflopsu (304) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black with a tan head. A strong coffee aroma and after taste. However, it is a little watery, similar to Guinness in the US.
Creedence (222) - Cork, IRELAND - APR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Murphy’s promo in Beamish & Crawford. Pours a deep brown with a half-inch nitro head. No aroma due to the nitro, very slight hint of toast. Taste is mostly sweet (toasted malt, chocolate, a hint of cinammon) with a touch of coffee bitterness. A little thinner on the mouthfeel than one would expect, with a light sweet aftertaste. Not the worst of the macro Irish stouts, but nowhere near in the league of Beamish.
tmrmwel (680) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Fleischers hotel, Voss. Pours brown, with a big creamy and lightly coloured head. Aroma is burned malts, caramel ad nuts. Body is full with a rather thin texture and soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with burned malts and dark chocolate, as well as nuts and some notes of molasses.
flylikeabanana (174) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, thick, creamy tan head and a dark brown appearance. Aroma is roasted malt, bread, a bit of coffee. Taste is thin, toasted malt, some chocolate. Somewhat unsatisfying.