IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from nitro. After 5 minutes of wait. Beer is Guinness appearance with a similar substantial head that lasts for days. Taste is what wins me over. Smoother and sweeter than Guinness. Finish is quick and easy. A much better dry stout than Guinness but Guinness deserves all the hype it receives.
Andy_ (147) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown, almost black beer with an amazing cream like head that sticks forever. Aroma has roasted malts, toasted malts, ashes, some coffee. Taste is chocolaty sweet and roasty dry. No finish or bitternes at all and really watery thin body.
Hugi (267) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a can. Black and opaque with a very creamy head. Aroma: roasty, a bit sweet/malty with hints of biscuit. tastes a bit roasty, medium bitterness, a bit of coffee but watery. medium body, soft carbonization.
akostajti (25) - HUNGARY - JUN 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is fruity and alcoholy. head is white, very creamy and never collapses. body is dark red. the taste is a bit coffee with caramel.
Imaena (1073) - 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 (38) - - 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 (64) - 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 (19) - - 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 (61) - 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 (123) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 (119) - 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.