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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1287   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
SperkeleForce (676) - - SEP 24, 2013
Can 44 cl, Draught with nitrogen. Pours amber color with white brown smooth creamy head. Notes of caramel, toffee, some roasted malts, slightly metallic (probably because beer too cold), toast. Lacking in body and character and is slightly watery. Goes down smooth creamy, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
tbonde (71) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Draught@Oslo airport bar. Pours a lovely clear dark amber with a finger of thick, creamy head. Very slight aroma of malt and winegum. Low to no carbonation. The head is all this beer has as I tried to find some kind of tast in the watery texture. A little bit of sweetness and hardly any taste of neither malt nor hops. Havenít had this beer for years and now I remember why. For poseurs who want to be seen drinking beer but actually donít like malt and hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
anstei (152) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 17, 2015
On tap. Pours brown with a head that only slowly gets to the surface. Very sticky. Gives a creamy texture to the beer. Taste is watered down, almost nothing left. Bitter. Disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Serapac (193) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2015
On tap, The Old Oak, Brussels. Reddish amber, tiny head. Aroma only faint malts. Quite light body, taste bitter-sweet, malty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Average beer. Not bad in a style Iím not crazy about. Had SPDay weekend. Malty and buttery. Thin. Nutty. Just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1642) - Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2015
14.9 oz can from the Guinness Amazing Ales variety pack, can says nothing about being a draught can with a widget ball, but surprised it actually does, cool- Pours food coloring dark orange with a beautiful lava like appearance similar to Guinness and a thick frothy creamy dense head, the only downfall is the ugly color of the beer. Aroma is pretty muted, getting generic malt and some caramel. The taste is smooth and creamy as hell, light caramel malts, roasted grains, toffee, very surprised by this one, i could down more than a few of these! Body is medium, carbonation is light but not overly so, creamy. Impressed, the draught no doubt has improved this beer, i seriously doubt the regular bottle would get this good of a score from me, easily the best of the pack including the Guinness draught. The beginning of the beer was definitely worth the 3.7 i gave it, but as it sat in the glass, it didnít hold up, still not bad, but the overall i will downgrade one point, canít see giving anything else lower, though 3.6 still seems high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
25.4.2014. Amber colour, thick lasting white head. Creamy, low carbonated palate. Flavour is malty, a bit dry, creamy, a bit caramel, rather light.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
RafeAU (253) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2015
It has distinctive nitro texture (widget in can) but is pretty low on flavour. Itís watery with a little bitterness and creamy mouthfeel. I can think of many, many beers I would drink in preference to this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (299) - - MAR 7, 2015
Copenhagen 5/8 2014. Pours pure foam which translates to dark amber beer with a creamy head. Not much aroma. Curious mouthfeel due to almost no carbonation. But pleasant silky feel. Malty taste which stay for a while. Nice sweetness without being too much. Nice in a creamy no carbonation way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
artmcd8 (1998) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
This beer pretty much solidified my dislike of nitro beers other than dark stuff. Copper pour, perfect white flat head. Aroma of water and nothing. Taste or water and light metal. Thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mathieuc (1726) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours a clear copper with a thick and dense creamy white head that leaves awesome lacing. Pouring the whole can in one straight bottom up fashion is quite a satisfying show, too. Nose is of caramel and fruits along with a slightly toasted component. Taste of caramel and slight roasted malt, simple but effective. Body is light and carbonation fine and moderate. Mouthfeel is slightly watery but for a session beer itís fine. Overall a good macro option, I shall be back.

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