In a recent YouTube video, the Guinness Guru admits that if he had to go for another pint, he would pick Murphy’s the second time around.
The Guinness Guru, aka Darragh Curran, is most recognisable with a pint of the black stuff in his hand, and through his travels across the country, he reveals the best pints of Guinness on offer.
However, this time round, he admitted he would rather go for a pint of Murphy’s.
Guinness Guru visits most southerly pub in Ireland – a pint or two in O’Sullivan’s
In a recent video uploaded to his ever-popular YouTube channel, the Guinness Guru makes his way down to Mizen Head to have a pint in the country’s most southerly bar.
In the video, he states, “They’re not too keen on Guinness here in West Cork, so there could be a pint of Murphy’s on the cards, but I don’t mind that either”.
The connoisseur of the iconic Irish drink, who knows exactly what to look for when it comes to a memorable pint of the Guinness, pops into O’Sullivan’s bar in Crookhaven, County Cork, an area best known for its pint of Murphy’s.
Caught in a rare moment of indecisiveness, he says, “I’m torn”. Before opting for a pint of Guinness and a pint of Murphy’s – “I don’t know what to get”.
Guinness Guru prefers pint of Murphy’s over Guinness – shocking taste test revelation
Sat at a cosy albeit wobbly table in the corner of the West Cork pub, the Guinness Guru decides to start with the iconic Guinness, which he states has “good domeage”, something, quite frankly, he didn’t even expect in this region of Ireland.
Deemed as “unbelievable”, it seems this could be one of the best pints of Guinness he has tasted, but that was not the case. After sipping the second pint, it seemed as though the local pint of Murphy’s gave the Guinness a run for its money.
In fact, the Guinness Guru lets us in on a fact stating, “This is the first time I’ve ever compared them and actually been torn”. It appears that the iconic regional pint has won over the Guru. He labelled the Murphy’s pint as creamier and smoother, albeit with less ‘domeage’.
To add to the triumph of Murphy’s over Guinness, the Guinness Guru lets it slip that if Guinness dropped off the face of the earth, he would be fine because Murphy’s is actually lovely, adding that his opinion on the Corkonian Irish stout has changed.
Murphy’s prevails – Guinness Guru admits he would rather have a pint of Murphy’s
The Irish stout, brewed in Cork, wins over the Guinness Guru at first taste, leading him to state that the Guinness even tastes a bit bland after comparing it to its competitor.
However, having tasted and compared both, the Guinness was awarded an 8/10 while the Murphy’s would gain an 8.8 if there was a Murphy’s scale. The Guru dubbed it “absolutely fantastic”.
Later in the video, the Guinness Guru tells the pub owner, “If I had to go for another pint now, I’d go for the Murphy’s,” adding that he felt it was much more flavoursome.
Could the Guinness Guru become the Murphy’s Guru? Only time will tell. Check out the video in full below.