Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


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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 Heineken’s John Smith’s site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Rychuku (115) - POLAND - JUL 13, 2017
Czarne z ciemnobrązowymi refleksami i beżową, drobną pianą. Aromaty ciemnego chleba, palone, lekko słodkie. W smaku ciemny chleb, trochę kawy. Wytrawne, niskie wysycenie, bardzo, bardzo pijalne.

kacyper (1428) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 10, 2017
Butelka. Aromat kawa, czekolada,może lekki kokos. W smaku goryczka niska, kontra słodowa.

5eba88 (310) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 8, 2017
Wygląd: ciemne z brunatnymi prześwitami, gęsta drobnopecherzykowa piana Aromat: kawa, paloność, trochę czekolady Smak: kawa, palonosc, lekka czekolada, goryczka średnio niska, nasycenie średnio niskie, wodniste

MarcoBasile (424) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2017
Draft. Pours black with a beige creamy head. Aroma is subtle malts. Doesnt smell like much. Kinda like Guinness. Taste is light, toasted malts.

vsyrbu (141) - MOLDOVA - JUL 3, 2017
Aroma of coffee and burnt bread. Chocolate appears in the taste. It is easy to drink, as if it were air-milk. Aftertaste pleasant slightly dryish.

Hoppy_Luke (1888) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Murphy’s Irish Stout ma ciemnobrązową barwę i ładną, drobną, beżową pianę. W aromacie kawa, paloność i odrobina czekolady. W smaku również kawa na pierwszym planie. Wtórują jej nuty palone i czekoladowe. Trochę zbyt wodniste, ale lekkie i pijalne!

Jabic (589) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Ar: Pineapple, red apple; milk chocolate and malted milk balls; a bit of moss and toffee. Ap: Dark brown with a light, airy nitro head, colored tan; head retention is very good, leaving a large crown of froth. T: Toast and lightly roasted coffee; medium-low sweetness; ash, red apple, and pineapple mid-palate; high bitterness, but quite smooth; finish is char, light toast, and bitterness. P: Medium-light body with low carbonation, a typical nitro smoothness; finish is dry. O: A tasty dry Irish stout on nitro; British yeast profile with nice accents of coffee, chocolate, and ash; bitterness is firm and lends structure to the beer; looks and smells solid, as well.

piscator34 (2534) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 16, 2017
Can. Near black in colour with nito carbonation. Aromas are of sweet chocolate and a bit of cherry pit. Flavors are of dark chocolate, ashy dark roast coffee, chalk, and a bit of cookie-like malts. Light bodied and somewhat watery. Decent overall, but so much more mild than I remembered when I used to drink this in my pre-rating days.

han57rus (13) - Oryol, RUSSIA - JUN 11, 2017
Не такой насыщен& вкус и крепост& как у прямого конкуре& - гиннеса из этой же ценовой, н плотнос& всегда в этой банке с азотной капсуло& - выше. Лёгкий напиток - расслаб& для тех кто не любит стаут! -& via Beer Buddy for iPhone

pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2017
440ml widget can. 4.1% abv. Pours out deep brown, almost black, no highlights. Creamy beige coloured nirto head. Nose - dark chocolate, heavy roast and caramel. Taste - coffee, caramel, dark chocolaye and roast. Dry end. Nitro body and texture which I happen to enjoy. This was always my favourite canned dry stout. It destroys Guinness if we are to make comparisons.

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