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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1333   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4660) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Big creamy head on a deep amber brew. In a word, this was just watery without much flavor. Decent fruity aroma. Dry, aspirin bittering. Bland, with virtually no aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Got a bottle of this in Heidelberg, Germany in June 2001. I was impressed by the smoothness enough to remember it almost two years later. Very satisfying.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GregClow (2977) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
Looks really nice - a earthy amber colour with a thick, creamy head. Not much aroma, presumably thanks to the nitro. Body is so creamy that it practically slides down your throat. Flavour is well balanced, but pretty undistinguished.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SBgoodDave (13) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2004
Promises alot - looks great - lovely across the lips and onto the tongue, then loses impact with no real body or aftertaste. I left disappointed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2004
Nice amber colour with a nitro-induced creamy white head. Slightly sour malty flavour. Cherry notes and woodiness as well. A classic brew, but I’d like to try it without the nitro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2004
[Nitro can] Looks perfect - small but very dense, pure white head. Good head retention. After it’s settled, it looks like the perfect pint - razor sharp line between the head and a beautiful, reddish brown ale. Pleasant taste, not too bitter. Little aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
Pretty red looking, with a white creamy head. very densly packed tiny bubbles make the head look like perfect whipped cream. not the best example of a cream ale that i have had, but fairly decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
Well, I’ve never had it in the bottles that are pictured, but many many times on draught in Ireland and Canada and in the nitro cans. I don’t care for the cans any more – I just found the nitro bubbles to offer up a very artificial taste and hide any sort of the fruitiness that is usually there. The draught, though, I can still enjoy now that I do not consume nearly as much of it – it is very smooth and very easy to drink, and there is a bit of caramel malt / fruity character to the beer (although not as fruity as caffreys) and a slightly bitter aftertaste. It is not going to win any awards, but I have a soft spot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
Nitro can: Poured a creamy light brown beer with a nice thick creamy head that has lasting retention (the head is similar to the Guinness). Aroma is very light with some small notes of malts. I founded the taste to be very creamy with some small notes of roastiness and sweetness. This beer was a bit dry at the end with a small watery aftertaste but again subtler then Guinness. Overall, this is a very enjoyable session beer from a ‘’decent’’ brewery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
A reddish/amber-brown. Thick head. Its rather creamy and a bit on the sweet side. Some malt flavour.

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