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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

bottled
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RATINGS: 1765   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.


Creedence's rating

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2013
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rouhlas (424) - GREECE - JAN 29, 2015
From tap at The Bristol Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with light beige creamy head. Light roasted malty aroma, light coffee, light caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium creamy body with flat to soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loubar (113) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
A great example of the style. If you like the nitro effect of a stout on draft, you should try this. Murphy’s makes a classic light stout that can be enjoyed anywhere anytime. Additionally, its smooth mouth feel and lower level of carbonation means that a couple of these could go down easier than you’d think.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1411) - Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Draft. Clear dark brown with creamy nitro head. Light body. Watery. Light roast. Plain. Easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (1676) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2015
Can. Black colour, creamy foam. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Soft carbonation. Thin and bit watery. Ok.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
King_Alex_II (176) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Insanely beautiful beer. Pitch black with a beige colored foam that probably lasts longer than you need to finish the beer. The taste is blackish body and watery. Boring if drunk.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (353) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 7, 2015
From the draught can. A full 5 in appearance. Black with a creamy beige head that is perfectly stable. Roasted malt, ashes, coffee. Taste is coffee and a bit milk, with a bit of a crisp bitterness in the finish. A bit watery mouthfeel, like many stouts. Super-smooth ale carbonation, near-flat. Ok. Dry stouts are just generically boring I guess. Still quite enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (123) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
On Tap in a pub in Amsterdam that wasn’t exactly memorable...so I forgot the name. Roasted Malts on the aroma, burned caramel and dark, winter fruits. Much the same on the taste, but possibly with an addition of milky tastes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maakun (906) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
Tap. Very dark reddish brown with very creamy thick long lasting head, looks great. Nice roasted taste, dry malts, touch of grapes and apple, dry burnt bitter finish. Light watery body and feel.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Patrickw (1) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2015 does not count
Imagine my surprise when I picked up my usual 2 cases. And noticed that its now in an American Pint size. Guinness did this a while back. I popped one open and thought it was flat. Poured it out and got another and that was the same: No longer brewed in Ireland this is now produced in Scotland. Now the Scots can make good beer. But this overly carbonated swill is NOT Murphys. Its taste is flat as any American beer eg Bud. Dreadful. So its back to Guinness for me. Which is a shame because Murphys was so much better than Guinness : A nice coco /coffee flavor , deep full body But alas no more.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
YantarCoast (256) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 30, 2014
440ml can. Pours dark black with a lovely head. Aroma of coffee beans, soy sauce, roasted malts. Taste is coffee.


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