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George Killian's Irish Stout - Coors Brewing Company

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George Killian's Irish StoutGeorge Killian's Irish Stout

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BA SCORE
80
good

59 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 59
Hads: 326
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 4
Gots: 42 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: barczar on 12-30-2012

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 59 | Hads: 326
Reviews by oldirtycaffrey:
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3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very basic irish stout. Considering it's about the same price for a six pack of this as it is for a six pack of Guinness (maybe $1 less at most), I'd probably just stick with Guinness if I felt like picking up some stouts and didn't want to go the craft route.

Pours a near pitch black with a 1/2 inch tan head. The smell is probably its best feature -- a nice sweet chocolate-y, roasted barley aroma. The taste is slightly sweet, a little bitter, and overall pretty mild. Leaves a slight amount of lacing along the glass. Not as smooth as a Guinness, but a nice brew if you were having a burger or brat and wanted to pair it with a stout.

B- overall. (653 characters)

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12 oz bottle with BB date on neck of 28 July 2014.

Killians (Coors) origin leads me to expect a competent but probably mild stout. Well, surprise ... this stout is fairly robust and has some character. A wallop of dark chocolate and hint of coffee are in the mix with a moderate amount of dark roasted malts. The aroma is alos stronger than average for style.
Good balance and a fine lingering aftertaste.

Feel: Semi-dry; medium body and carbonation.

O: don't let the Coors affiliation steer you away from this fine Irish Stout. (534 characters)

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3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours opaque black with a tan 2 finger head. Good retention. Leaves behind a thin layer of microbubbles on the surface. Lacing is spotty with fair stick.

Smell - Moderate chocolate tones. Mild roasty aroma.

Taste - Follows the nose. Moderate notes of chocolate and touches of coffee near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with fair carbonation. Goes down easy, with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Solid stout. Simple, but a nice, consistent flavor. Decent body. Nice sessionable stout. (504 characters)

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A - black with a soft cap of frothy, light brown head that fades to a thin lacing

S - initially burnt sugar and caramel followed by a grainy sweetness and some roasted malts

T - roasted malts, caramel, burnt sugar

M - medium bodied, a tad crisp for the style

This definitely exceeded my expectations. I wasn't expecting anything with a good deal of flavor. This definitely has it's merits. I would like a little less caramel presence and tad more roasted malts and perhaps coffee or charcoal notes. The burnt sugar presence was actually enjoyable for me. Overall, this isn't a bad beer. There are definitely "truer" Irish Dry Stouts available, but for an inexpensive beer with a decent flavor this will do. (710 characters)

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George Killian's Irish Stout from Coors Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.