One of the best aspects of a good stout is the thick creamy head it gets when poured from the tap, and the recent glass of Murphy's Irish Stout I enjoyed did not disappoint.
When it arrived at my table, the glass had an inch thick light brown creamy head. I couldn't wait to take my first swallow and get a stout moustache. After I got through the tasty head, I could taste its classic stout flavour with hints of caramel and a coffee finish.
After wiping my moustache with a napkin, I looked at this Irish stout's intense color. Initially it looked black, but when held it up to the light, it was more dark brown with reddish overtones.
The creamy head certainly met my expectations. After every swallow along the top half of the glass, I had to wipe my mouth. Even at the halfway point, there was still 1/4" thick head.
Brewed in Cork England by Murphy Brewers, the beer comes with a nitrogen widget in the can to provide a good quality head if you can't get it on tap. Locals consider Murphy's to be craft beer compared to it's national competitor Guinness.
I give this bad boy 4 big burps. I'm not much of a stout man, but when I'm in the mood for one, I'll gladly drink a Murphy's!
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