Rather than the very obvious pint of Guinness I decided to mark St. Patrick's day with a Murphy's Irish Stout, since I'd never tried it. I should have had the Guinness. I should have had anything else. Murphy's pours chocolate brown with a creamy head that hangs around forever. There is hardly any aroma at all and hardly any taste. Maybe a little malt and a little hint of hops. This stuff just implies beer. It doesn't taste BAD ... it doesn't taste like much of anything.