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George Killianís Irish Stout

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Appearance: Very dark chocolate brown with a thick caramel colored foam cap.
Aroma: Dark chocolate bouquet with subtle roasted coffee notes.
Taste: Slight roasted coffee flavor without being overly bitter or heavy.
Mouth Feel: Medium to full-bodied with little astringency.
Finish: Very smooth with lingering chocolate roasted sweetness.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1358) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Way blacker than I would have expected. Itís kind of a black hole, since no light really passes through it. The head is a tad weak but other than that not bad. The aroma surprised me: burnt cookies, raisins and plums. There is a salty soy component, hint of mineral. Stunned at the aroma so far. The taste is sweeter than the scent would indicate. There is more of that mineral-rock, but also a kind of musty malt. Not bad but doesnít quite hold up to the promise of the aroma. Feel is a combo of cigarette ashes and olive oil. A pretty decent offering by Killians, I have to say. My inclination was to crap on any Coors product but at least this put some thought into it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2572) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste is malts, chocolate and coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hiero (129) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Not bad considering itís coming from Killianís. It had a nice head that lasted about a minute or two and the taste with that was pretty good. After it dissolved, the rest of the beer was thin with a mild smoke flavor, with almost no bitterness or depth to it. However, it was not unpleasant and was a smooth drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3317) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from mom. Not bad, nothing amazing either. That being said nice notes of coffee and roasted malt. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
eearle (2) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
I am a stout guy, however, I would not consider this beer an actual stout. It taste more like a porter to me. The aroma is terrific, as well as appearance, but the taste is over powered by a roasty chocolate taste, and lacks the bitterness of a true stout. I would drink it again, but probably not recommend it as one of my best when there are so many stouts out there. BUT, for the bang for the buck, you really cant beat it at $7 a sixpack.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (597) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Faint malt aroma, a two finger caramel colored head on top of black body, Mild bitter roasted malt with some sweetness, Lots of carbonation for a stout. Leaves a wet roasted malt taste afterwards. Not spectacular but Iíd drink again.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alecanaya (53) - Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2013
A little bitter stout, but with a decent taste. Not so impressed with it, but I will drink it again... why not?

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
thegoathoward (8) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
Not a great stout, obviously brewed by contract but damn I really hoped for something different. Iím not impressed

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1892) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Darkest brown body, long lasting tan head gives way to crisp chocolate and roasted malts. Overall a unique Dry Stout. Minimal bitterness and solid malt body brew up a well built stut. Paired with Old Croc extra sharp cheddar cheese.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lawman834 (252) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Deep chocolate brown with a moderate tan head. Nice lacing. Roasted Malt, Dark Chocolate, Espresso. Finishes a bit on the dry side for the style. Still quite nice for a macro, especially at the price point (<$.10/oz).


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