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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: 1280   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2912) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
This was simply Smithwick’s on nitrogen (nice head that coated / laced the ENTIRE glass as I consumed) with a slightly more bitter aftertaste. I enjoy Smithwick’s and cream ales, but combining the two either lost something (the increased bitterness), or the single order I’ve tasted just wasn’t a good one. I’d order this one again, but if it tastes the same, I’ll stick with Smitty’s as my session beer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2855) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2006
(Tap) Pours coppery brown with small beige head. Taste is slightly roasted and moderately bitter. Medium, creamy body. A pretty decent beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMOE (6) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2006 does not count
Looks good with it´s red colour. The aroma is a okay. Taste is good. Very easy to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (11586) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2006
Can. Copper colour with an off-white head.Sweet roasted caramel aroma. Creamy roasted caramel flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2006
440 ml can. Pours a clear red-brownish liquid. Small head that stay. Smooth drink. a little bit bitter with a low bitter after-taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacobwennbom (353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2006 Dark and red it is. Creamy if my memroy doesn’t fail me. Quite full body and high bitterness. Notes of butter scotch in both taste and aroma. Easy to drink, hardly any resistance at all. Good company if you’re eating meat at a steak house (or anywhere).

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 29, 2006 Draught @ The Black Bull, Bolton, ON: Oh my God, I tried Kilkenny! Had to say it - much preferable on tap than in a can. Pours quite nicely with the Guinness-esque reverse cascade and a head that won’t dissipate. Scent is mild, not much to speak of. I swear I tasted floral accents alongside the aforementioned nuts and caramel, with a distinct bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wanderingman (54) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
Not only a great ale to drink, but quite pleasing to look at. The guiness style cascade caused when pouring is just one of the great benefits to Kilkenny. Has one of the thickest heads I have ever seen and a nice taste with just a hint of bitterness to it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rane (926) - Nibe, DENMARK - APR 22, 2006
Dark amber colour with nice head. weak nose. Taste caramell and a little bitternes. A good aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14629) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2006
Can. Nitro-style. Clear, copper-colored with an off-white nitro-head. Weak nose with sweet caramel and roastiness. Light flavor of roastiness, caramel and some bitterness. Creamy, mellow body. Session beer. (060413)


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