Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hisses with that gorgeous nitro explosion on opening, and pours a creamy off-white, which settles into a persistent reverse cascade, eventually (after quite a few sighs) resulting in a clear, red-tinged black, with a perfect cream of head. Lacing is spectacular, as expected. Very fine bubbling as it's tilted. Really, it looks just about picture-perfect. Just about as good as an Irish Stout can look, and almost as perfect as you can expect from a can. Nose is smooth and creamy. No roast, perhaps a slight grainy toastiness, but more of that rich thick cream, some vanilla, and a suggestion of sweet spices: cinnamon and nutmeg—perhaps the only true darker tones to the aroma. Very nice. Taste is clean and light. Smooth, creamy entrance. More spice, nutmeg, and a slight minerally character. Again, very little true roast: there's a tickle on the back of mild toasty darkness, and a synergy between the darkness, the mineral character and even a suggestion of smoke that leaves a slight phosphorous character lingering. It's very nice and very smooth. Feel is as you would expect. Extremely creamy with almost no noticeable carbonation. Despite the richness it's relatively light, meaning it doesn't cloy in the mouth. I really love a good Irish Stout, and I think this is a particularly good one. It's certainly much, much better than the locally contract-brewed Guinness you'd get here in Australia. At 4% ABV, this is exquisitely sessionable. Indeed, the whole can went down without a question, and I'm already craving another.
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melush (38) - SPAIN - MAR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lata de 44 cl. Color negro. Espuma consistente y cremosa. Sabor a malta tostada
mvciek (51) - - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Roasty aftertaste. Smooth, low carbonation. A fine stout, that one.
scoth (464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown, black in the glass, with a big frothy tan head, very fine lacing, excellent retention. Aromas of toast, chocolate, and grass. Medium light body, smooth, lightly dry. Lightly sweet, medium light bitterness. Smooth and drinkable.
goozen (2680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can 0,50 ltr: Opaque black brew with an dry taste with some sweetness with hints of roasted malts. Beer never rated before and now i did it. Beer is brewed at Caledonian Breweries, Edinburgh, Scotland accoding the can and buy it at Kelly’s Expat Shopping, the Hague an typical British/American store in the Netherlands.
Fatehunter (1064) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a finger of light tan head on a black body.
The aroma is black licorice, roasted malt and milk.
The taste is mild with light roasted malt and milk. Finishes with a mild bitter note.
The texture is smooth with a medium body.
It hits the right notes for a milder stout. Quite enjoyable.
jbuskirk (274) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Happily, Murphy’s is a lot more than just a substitute for Guinness Draught. There are definite similarities, though. They look almost identical and share the benefit of nitrogen-infused cans. You’ll also notice their likeness in the taste, too. Like it’s more famous Irish counterpart, Murphy’s has a light aroma of roasted barley with a bit of cocoa. The taste is rich, creamy, and roasty. The main differences appears in the finish and mouthfeel. Guinness has that distinctly dry finish. Murphy’s, on the other hand, has an amazingly smooth mouthfeel. All right, that’s enough of the comparisons. The bottom line is that Murphy’s is a tasty, smooth stout with only 4% ABV. To me, that’s everything I need to know.
indrekson (19) - ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color, nice thik foam. Tastes coffee and roasted hops. A little bit too watery, but still very enjoyable stout
maddmatt639 (135) - Belmont, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light lacing and good retention. Smells of chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. No aftertaste. Very creamy.
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fiammanghilla (391) - Genova, ITALY - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spina @ il giusto gusto.
Color caramello carico con splendida schiuma pannosa color capuccino.
Classica Dry irlandese più bella che buona, comunque bevibile.
s_hartshorne (476) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg Robert peel heckmondwike. Black colour great coffee head and lacing. Aroma is choc roasted malts. Taste is similar. Palate quite watery thin body soft carbonation. Ok bad palate.