Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1913   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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 Heinekens John Smiths site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Can nitro: Highly similar to Guinness. Actually, probably a little more maltish and roasted than a normal Guinness is these days. Smooth, creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Not a big fan of dry stouts, but I liked this one better than guinness. Color: The darkest of brown with amber hues. Creamy tan head. Light malt aroma. Flavor: Lightly sweet with a hint of coffee, lightly bitter with a smooth palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2003
thicker than guinness, better than guinness, mine was served about room tempurature, and it was marvelous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3193) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2003
Very light, almost nonexistant roasted aroma. Nice creamy tan head sits atop a rich chocolate-brown body, very typical of the style. Is there any damn difference between this and Beamish? Actually, yes. Murphys Irish is thin-bodied and "watery" like Beamish, but the flavor is a bit more noteworthy, with stronger roasted notes and good hints of chocolate to complement a creamy mouthfeel. These Irish draught style stouts sure don't stray from formula, satisfying the masses as an ale version of corporate radio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2003
Better than average dry stout. Very smooth, Had it from the can, and was impressed. Not quite Guinnes, but close.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2003 Ugh. Everything that's always bothered me about Guinness Draught and none of what I like about it. Completly dull flavor and mouthfeel. The flavor is thankfully weak - too damn sweet and nothing to balance it out. I don't know if it's actually this disappointing or if the stupid nitrogen can ruined something. Dark red/brown color, not opaque. Nice head however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3858) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2003
(draught can) Black. Smooth light brown head. Smokey inviting aroma. Mothfeel and flavor not the best though, has a woody palate with not so much flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Very creamy, delicious stout. More smokey then Guinness, but quite honestly, both are very good, IMHO.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7479) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Draught can. Head is initially small, creamy, light brown, fully lasting. Body is black (but not opaque). Aroma is lightly malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate, caramel). Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Definitely will re-rate when I can find this in bottle form, as nitrogen has rendered this nearly soulless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1199) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Can't believe I never rated this before. I llove this stuff and to find it out in the backwoods of western Mass. was a pleasant surprise. I like the smoothness that oozes through you as you drink down a pint. You still get all the coffee and dark chocolate notes you'd expect, just in a smoother package.

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