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

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RATINGS: 1278   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bagalagalaga (133) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Had it from a winter sampler pack from the draught can. Pretty frothy head, a little sweet and not really very much roasted malt coming through.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (259) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
On Tap at Mulligan’s Amsterdam Brown with Small off white head, Slight roasted malts with a nice biscuit backbone, some sweetness in there too. (May have had several)

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
60minuteman (942) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
A foggy mahogany red and a stupid amount of ghost white head/lace. Aroma of malt/corn ? not sure if there is an aroma. Flavor is smooth and carbonated but watery. Pretty enjoyable actually. Actually glad I have a case of this....or at least just a quarter of the case is Kilkenny. Thankfully.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TychoJames (295) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget ä. Brun klar vätska. Sirapslimpa med lite citrus i doften. Maltig smak med lite örter och viss fruktighet

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GarageBrewer80 (102) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Brun Doft att citrus- cest. Frisk intetsägande smak. Möjligen lite citrus. Ganska vattnig.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morrdt (710) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2014
14.9oz can with a nitro widget from a Guinness Seasonal 8 pack, bought at the local Harris Teeter. Pours a watery copper color with a building tan head, similar to Guinness. Light aroma of sweet malts. Taste is a bit sweet, not distinctive, and finished thin. Not bad, but nothing too special about this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerAndPonies (64) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
440 ml can (with super-special widget inside) from a four-pack, purchased from Sobeys Liquor, served in a large lager glass. Pours a hazy golden brown with a creamy, slightly cocoa-shaded head with some lace and an interesting, long-lasting cap that is filled with bubbles which resembles boba tea tapioca. Nose is mostly toasty malt, nuttiness and a...winey hop aroma? Flavor is smoothly toasted malt, nuts, and a lighter version of the hop aroma. A small bit of cappuccino-esque head stays right to the end. How does a liquid manage to be this utterly creamy? It is a mystery indeed. Creamy mouthfeel, although not chewy or thick. This is a bit outside my tastes, but it’s milky-smooth and pleasantly malty, and could very well become a favorite in no time.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (454) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Poured from a can. Part of a Guinness variety pack. Notice the high marks for appearance and palate, low for aroma and taste. Beautiful dark red color with quickly dissipating creamy head that lingers at a cm. Great lacing, as expected. Wish it was as flavorful as it looked, however. Hoppy, slightly sour aftertaste, but creamy and smooth.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slaz (55) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
Pours amber red with a foamy white head. Yeasty, very noticable hops. Not much aroma to it, or maybe it’s hard to signify it. Not as good as the original Guiness but an easy to drink pilsener style beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
milewide (1628) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Red Amber color. Part of holiday 8 can pack. Bland and sweet. Decent body for 4.3% ABV. $12.99 for 8 pack was reasonable.


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