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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1303   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CoolerKing (14) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2005 Reddish-brown in colour, hardly any aroma. Very mild in taste with a hint of bitterness. Smooth and creamy with a clean finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2005
Crap. Iím sorry this is from Guinness. Granted I had it on tap when it followed after Lindemans Framboise and the lines were never changed. This could result in a bad test so Iíll give it hell now and rerate later.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 8, 2005
Pours out of the can a frothy glass of caramel, something like translucent toffee. The head is nice and creamy, about 1.5 cm. Smells of grain, something like apricot. I think the aroma is the best thing about this ale. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, but a bit too much on the watery side of things for my tastes. Immediate tastes put forward are a roasted malt and a bitter metallic finish. The whole things seems too watered down, as thought unsure of itself. Not bad at first, but I find the whole ale gets downright disappointing by the time Iíve finished half a glass. Not my ale of choice, thatís for sure.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kyuss (21) - BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2005
Slightly more accessible and drinkable than Guinness, tastes not as bad as a Guinness but itís certainly not as good looking. The best Irish ale Iíve had, but still donít really like it. Iím working on this one, I tired of having to ask for a cider everytime I go to an Irish pub. Maybe Iíll give it a better review in a year or two.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (21963) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 Canned. Copper coloured, huge creamy, longlasting head. Malty aroma with hints ofhops. Very smooth palate. Weak taste, mainly of malt and some hints of roast. A bit hoppish aftertaste. Not that special in any way, but you could drink a lot of it...4 5 5 5 12

Canned (to celebrate the 10th anniversary of 2Pac on RateBeer). Deep amber/pale copper colour with a longlasting big creamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is mild sweet maltyness along with some creamy and floral hoppy notes. Flavour is quite similar, with the hops having a bit more of a kick than in the aroma. 5 4 5 3 10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1387) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2005
A very creamy beer. Goes down smooth and pours very nicely. Like a Guiness, you have to wait for it to settle up which is always a neat feature.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
From a can, tasted flat and bitter, I had four of them, they all tasted that way, I like bitter, but that was it. It was flat all the way, stay away.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jimlintott (13) - CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
Had from widgetted can. Pours very, very foamy. Creamy head stays and laces well. Dark amber in appearance. Flavour is a bit sharp with slight aftertaste. Not unenjoyable, not too exciting. Could do worse.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kelvinator (32) - Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA - MAR 8, 2005
A strange experience. Almost no gas at all, must be at least at 5 degrees. Clear and a little dark. Mild but interesting taste, malty. The usual stuff about the foam, creamy and very very persistent. Though is definitly watery and poor, thereís something funky about it. I think this beer is meant to be drunk in tons, and itís perfect for that. Good enough for a commercial mass made beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Draught, so of course a massive creamy white head that never bothered to dissipate. This head was on top of an amber-coloured and clear liquid. Very inoffensive nose and taste. The malts (and I think caramel) came through in the taste, but it wasnít cloying as some caramelly beers are. Wasnít a bad ale, but not "an experience" either.

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