Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Irish Ale
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 1204   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Irish Cream Ale. Also sold as Kilkenny Draught with nitrogen.
"First Brewed 1710 St Francis Abbey. Brewed By Guinness In Kilkenny & Dublin."
Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Roasted Malted Barley, Hops, Yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2004
A good cream ale. Good color and wonderful thick head. Easy drinking pub ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marko (3932) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2005 Killkenny Draught
440 ml nitrocan. Pours an enormous creamy head, then that subsides to around 0.7cm. Deep orange/near brown colour. No noticable aroma, maybe a bit malt. Taste is predominantly water, maybe a bit malt maybe, roasty and nothing else. Worthless. 2/4/4/1/8

Bottled version
Oh dear, I gave the previous rating (7/4/5/3/13) thinking that what I drank was a bad bottle, but now I tried it again, but everything I didnít like about it was still there, the ugly aftertaste, the lack of taste, everything. I just hope that this is better in Ireland, and that they export only bad batches. Because what Iím drinking right now is just bad.
Original rating:
Quite a fine ale, looks quite good, with a nice, creamy head. Tastes just fine, maybe some caramel can be felt, but the aftertaste is offputting, like something got burned, and it stays for a while. 5/4/4/2/11

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2004
On tap not from the nitro -- not a bad ale... sweetly, creamy, a tad of caramel texture. Not sure if Iíd have this over smithwicks though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
imdownthepub (10235) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2004
Keg, Smoothflow. Deep amber, highly aerated, thick ice-cream head. Tinny nitro aroma with a particularly thin tasteless body. Poor junk Iím sorry to say, awful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 30, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 A nice yummy cream ale. The beer looked spectacular in a clear pint glass... with a very dark lightly carbonated body with a thick dense creamy head. Had a nice roastey flavor with a hint of creaminess. Iíd have one again sometime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1041) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2004
A smooth creamy sweet ale. Still pretty thick. Notes of honey and almonds. Goof stuff for a chnage every now and again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2004
Almost white head. Dark amber body. I donīt think this beer has so much tast actually. But there is a tuch of hops and a litte bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2004
Even when I was dumb enough to think nitro-dispense beers were cool I didnít like Kilkenny. Doesnít smell of anything, has a toasty, vanilla ice cream malt presence but is ultimately watery and unfulfilling. No faults, but really lacking any character. Still, itís often the best beer available at stupid Irish-themed pubs (itís a toss-up with Guinness.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vnkbg (3) - BULGARIA - AUG 11, 2004 does not count
great beer rich flavor and aroma, easy to start drinking but hard to stop. best of the reds

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2004
Amber color, light malty aroma and bitter taste, full body, light bitter dry finish.

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