Well, I didn't make up that Murphy's carton, it is a real brand and a darn fine one as well. I love Murphy's Stout. IMHO it is much better than Guinness which I indulged in heavily last night at the local Irish Pub.
You are correct as well that I try these to see what i want to try to duplicate. If the weather hold out and my yeast starter is ready today I am going to do an extract batch of Honey Brown Ale and use some of the honey Ramona gifted me at Winestock.
I also have another extract kit here that is a clone of the beer seen on the left of my pic, the Anchor Steam beer. It will probably bee another week or so before I do it up as I need to ferment it in my beer fermentation fridge as it needs to ferment around 60 degrees. I need to get the Munich Dunkel out of there before I can do that though.