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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1287   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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (11736) - 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 (930) - 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 (14669) - 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)

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 12, 2006
the best part abt this beer is that they say its name over and over on south park. a copper amber hue, with off white tilted head. nose of sweet biscuit malt and nothing. thin and toffe esque on the palate. not offfensive, easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2006
440ml can, 4.3% a/v Looks gorgeous, pours a nice honey brown color with Guinness-esque bubbles and a sexy creamy head. Smells of caramel and malt notes, with a tast which is predominated by caramel and coffee, with some hints at nuts. Goes down marvelously with a creamy mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabjork (674) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2006
Draught@Bar Heminway’s in Turku. Clear brown/red in colour. Rich creamy white head. it has a malty aroma and the flavour consists of coffee and malt with a malty aftertaste.


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