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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1348   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2004
On tap at Murphyís Law Pub in Mannheim, Germany. A very mild draft. nice head that remains. Gorgeous lacing. Red in color. Mild carbonation. Extremely smooth palate. Unusual aftertaste that reminds me of ice tea.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2004
crap crap crap crap crap crap. Predictable nitro-keg crap crap crap crap crap crap crap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
toner916 (1) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2004 does not count
I had this beer over in Ireland and loved it! I am not sure how it tastes in can, but out of the tap in its home country, its spectacular. If you think Guinness tastes good in the states, you have no idea what you are in for overseas. Guinness and Kilkenny are so good there, you mouth will water for it when you come back the US!!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
SilkTork (5432) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2010 Oct, 2004 Widget Can bought in Carrefour. The taste, aroma and texture is simply dominated by nitrogen. The base beer is tricky to get at. But thereís cardboard notes and suggestions of roasted barley - some licorice hiding at the back there. This is simply crap. Whatever Kilkenny might have been like in its day this foul liquid does not do it justice. [1.7]
Dec, 2010 Keg, Bugsyís Bar, Paris. Why do people drink this stuff? [1.5]

   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 (4348) - 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 (11664) - 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 (1075) - 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.

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