The Quest for the Best Cheap Beer in a Can continues, episode 37: Murphy’s Irish Stout. The QBCBC archive is here.
Yeah, sort of cheating since I know a priori that this is not a cheap beer, but you know something? It comes in a can and this is my fucking blog and I’ll do whatever the goddamn muther fuck fucking want! Capiche?
% Alcohol: 4
Price: $7.39/4 16 oz. can = $1.39/12 oz. can
Color: Black, like the deepest depths of my soul (if I had one). Has a terrific head on it too.
Aroma: Smoky, woody, hint of caramel. Like Heaven, puppy breath, spring rains and unicorns.
First Sip: This shit is like candy, pure candy. Smooth and sweet (but not too much). Has a slight watery feel to it. In contrast to Guinness which has a stronger mouth-presence and taste.
Aftertaste: Does has a bit of bitterness in the back of the throat, and it does linger.
Overall: Damn good stuff. Not a perfect 10, but mighty tasty. Definitely a bit different than the canned version of Guinness in my opinion. And, its not like I prefer one to the other. I think I prefer the Murphy’s slightly more though because Guinness in the can tends to be a little more bitter and a stronger aftertaste. BUT, with that being said, Guinness from the tap in Ireland was astonishing and much more preferable to anything in its class with the possible exception of Old Rasputin Russian Stout.