Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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3.38/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
A-tan copper color with a light tan head and good lacing
S-light malt, toffee, hint of spice
T-light caramel malt, hint of toffee, and toast, mild bitter finish
F-medium body with light carbonation, very smooth and creamy
O-easy drinking, but not overly flavorful
Serving type: on-tap
09-12-2013 17:01:58 | More by MDDMD
3.28/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Out of a nitro-can this takes a couple minutes to settle. Leaves a soppy creamy thick head, very similar to Guinness. Colour is a dark chestnut red, no visible carbonation.
S - caramel, red fruits, with some plum/cherry. Biscuity malt and maybe some grassy bitterness. Doesn't smell like a whole lot though, grassy and slightly acidic maybe.
T - a malty start with a hit of sourness, big initial creaminess with the head. Some fruity and caramel biscuit notes, lemon, then it goes downhill. A tannic sourness and slight metallic flavour become really quite cloying. Ending is lacking in body and a metallic flavour is left on your lips. i found this faded after the beer had sat in the glass for awhile, or maybe I just got used to it and blocked it out...
M - refreshing light feel with an upfront creaminess. It is smooth with a lot of malts. Carbonation is there lightly with a coating presence. Fills your mouth and leaves a lingering creamy aftertaste with a sour bitterness note.
This beer has some features that are redeeming but in the end it just doesn't hold together well. The taste, aside from the metallic aspect, wasn't too bad, but there was not much depth or body to hold it together after the creaminess goes down. I would have this over a AAL and its an interesting style to try but I'd like to assume I can find more interesting examples.
Serving type: nitro-can
09-04-2013 22:37:19 | More by mick303
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.