Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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3.48/5 rDev +1.5%
Re-post from my hacked "jmkratt" :(
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On nitro tap poured to a pint glass.
A - It has a nice copper/amber color to it with a nice creamy off-white head that dies down slowly and has nice lacing. The nitro cascade looks great with this translucent brew.
S - Perhaps the nitro muted the aromas a bit but there isn't a lot here with hints of roasted malts, caramel notes and a bit of earthy hops.
T - Begins with a roasted malt taste with slight caramel notes and some fruity notes. The hops also add a bit of bitterness at the end. Surprisingly little flavor, I expected more. It wasn't bad but not outstanding.
M - The nitro adds a nice creamy smooth mouthfeel, which works wells with the style.
O - A bit of a disappointment but it isn't terrible. I liked the nitro smooth creaminess which compliment the malty caramel flavor well.
Serving type: nitro-tap
01-18-2012 14:40:27 | More by hopfacebrew
2.9/5 rDev -15.5%
Pint at some Scottish pub. From notes.
A - Poured with one finger of creamy and pillowy white head. Dark copper colour. No visible carbonation. Cunky lace and good half finger of retention.
S - Malty. Really mild.
T - Earthy, a little sweet, musty, malty, some toffee.
M - Creamy, minimal carbonation. Medium body and a sweet finish.
O/D - Smooth. Extremely uncomplex. Simple and drinkable, yet in no way interesting.
12-16-2011 17:19:10 | More by tbeckett
3.9/5 rDev +13.7%
Poured from a nitro tap into a Smithwick's glass. Nice "raining" as the beer settles, leaving a thick, foamy head. Smells sweet and creamy. Flavor is creamy, roasted barley; mildly bitter with hints of black coffee. Unique and very tasty.
11-28-2011 19:25:50 | More by keeganfrank
2.7/5 rDev -21.3%
Served from a nitro tap.
Poured with a large creamy head typical of beers served on nitro. The beer was a dark reddish brown.
Smelled of some caramel malt along with a sour smell that's typical of irish beers.
Taste was extremely sour/bitter. More than I was expecting. There is some caramel flavor in there but it is all overpowered by the bitterness.
Not a very well balanced beer and one that I would probably not seek out again.
11-26-2011 17:25:23 | More by rangerred
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
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