Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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4.5/5 rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Was extremely happy with this beer. Had it while at an Irish pub in Canada. The taste was very good and the creamy head (which never dissipated) gave a sweet taste to counteract any bitterness. My first impression that it would be extremely heavy which at the time would be bad because I was about to enjoy a nice Irish meal, but the beer was much lighter than expected. If I could find this stuff in the US, I'd be getting some for the holidays!
Serving type: on-tap
10-28-2013 12:56:02 | More by SDVargo
4.47/5 rDev +30.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
pours a dark amber colour with a beautiful thick creamy head. Attractive aroma. tastes dry with hints of caramel and malt also packed with plenty of hops. this beer goes down extremely smoothly and is highly enjoyable to drink. all in all its a great beer and one of favourites that i'd highly recommend.
Serving type: nitro-can
02-01-2010 16:58:59 | More by kilks
4.38/5 rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Ahh, I finally review the beer that got me interested in drinking this fine beverage in the first place....it holds a special place in my heart :)
A- Well who can argue with the look of this brew? It is a reddish/brown color, is clear, and pours with a beautiful pillow like foam head, created of course by the nitro widget in the can....I wish it cascaded like Guinness does though...oh well. Fine carbonation clings to the side of the glass and gently rises to the top of the brew. the lacing is incredible! A thick foamy layer covers the side of my glass as I drink this down! A fine looking beer for sure!
S- Overall, the aroma is mild, but there are notes of sweet malt, unsalted butter, and just a hint of hop bitterness. Nothing else to report but just a pleasant aroma profile.
T- Starts out smooth and creamy....gentle caramel malts grace the palate, with mild burnt brown sugars and/or toffee. It finishes off with just a slightly bitter leafy hop note, yet creamy....overall just nicely balanced.
M- A solid medium bodied beer....leaning slightly towards full bodied. The carbonation is probably as fine as a person will find in a beer, but it's just enough for this style....closer to an English/Irish draft beer than anything canned.
D- Give this to me any time and I'm gonna enjoy it! With or without food, this is so easy to drink...low alcohol, creamy, sweet throughout, yet bittering enough to just balance the flavor profile. A great starter for anyone just discovering beer outside of BMC types, and just a great session beer!
Serving type: nitro-can
12-01-2010 04:27:27 | More by ChrisCage
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.