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George Killianís Irish Stout



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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AmberOakley (1) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013 does not count
Great dark color, Chocolate to taste. Creamy head and nice on the palate. Very enjoyable gets you ready for fall time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
freekyp (1692) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
A really great dry stout that will not get the ratings it highly deserves because of is pedigree. Pours nearly black with a hint of red. Stacks up a fine tan head with oodles of lacing. Aroma is chocolatey with some hops peeking through. Far more flavorful than many other Dry Stouts, this one delivers a nice chocolate powder flavor with an underpinning of hops that carries through into the aftertaste. Not complex, but highly drinkable. Medium bodied, but lacking some creaminess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (431) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours coffee black with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is basically the same, lots of malts and coffee beans. Decent brew to say the least and highly drinkable but nothing amazing for the style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ivyman123 (18) - Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Weak as expected.. Still holds a nice coffee/ chocolate finish with a balance of bitter and sweet. Good for a layed back setting where everyone is drinking from bottles instead of glasses.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cousin_Larry (666) - - AUG 3, 2013
Aroma smells strongly of chocolate and taste is a bit bitter for a stout. I prefer the Irish red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (8667) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours hazy mahogany, looking blackish ruby through indirect light. Head is futile and off-white and unlaced. Nose is Wheaties topped with melted caramel and flaked with Ovaltine and cacao. Tastes roasty malty, with notes of cacao, dark malt, lactose, and a creamy finish. This one tastes pretty good. I used to love Yuengling Porter by the pitcher at 6 bucks a pitcher at Zenoís at PSU Main Campus. This beer is better than that one (and yes, Iíll be side-by-siding this one with Yuengling Porter).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2636) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped: SEP0913-810321337. The pour is dark brown with a fluffy, foamy beige head. The aroma has some dark malts and a little smoke. The body is about medium to full. The taste is a bit more subtle than the aroma implies but still has a decent dark malt, coffee, and low bitterness at the end. Nice job Killianís.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
I was pretty shocked with how much I liked this beer. Not very roasty or heavy, it goes down real smoothly. The flavor isnít too sweet or dry or milky or oatmeal, itís just good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bpreo (2110) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Itís nice to see a new Irish Stout coming out, but when you notice it was made by Miller/Coors, you know you are in for a let down. This was, of course, the case. Tastes fake and sub-par.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
peepthesot (9) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
Hard to understand the low rating this has gotten (probably a bias against it being a Coors product). This is a solid beer. Pours beuatifully with a thick and creamy tan head that lasts. Nice roastiness...not overdone like so many craft/micro products; same with alcohol content, just right. The body is well worth noting too...great mouthfeel and very much like a true stout should be (again, as opposed to most other American examples). Only thing missing (but not a deal breaker) is the characteristic sour tang such as that exhibited by the benchmark Irish stout, Guinness Extra. All in all, this is great stuff at a realistic price. Iíll buy this over almost any other American made stout. Itís that good.

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