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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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271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barczar on 12-30-2012)
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

12-24-2013 18:33:14 | More by aqualung23
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JLHENNESSEY47

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

07-05-2014 22:23:02 | More by JLHENNESSEY47
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jhenry0302

California

1.89/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

In all honesty, I think this is a terrible rendition of an Irish stout. This beer is not even in the same league with the likes of regular canned or bottled Guinness. While it does have some of the coffee and chocolate notes one would expect from an Irish stout, the skunky finish kills all of what little one might be able to savor from the "malts". Additionally, it's over-carbonated which only further distracts from the malt.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 04:45:17 | More by jhenry0302
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Kthomz34

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -40.5%

08-25-2013 15:04:54 | More by Kthomz34
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tdatt43

Virginia

2/5  rDev -40.5%

07-29-2013 01:27:27 | More by tdatt43
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avwrite

California

2/5  rDev -40.5%

06-13-2014 00:15:31 | More by avwrite
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OgreSanchez

Texas

2/5  rDev -40.5%

07-27-2013 19:40:08 | More by OgreSanchez
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John_B

Michigan

2/5  rDev -40.5%

05-26-2013 15:00:01 | More by John_B
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ahommell

Mississippi

2.25/5  rDev -33%

04-09-2014 05:57:23 | More by ahommell
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jdavidk93

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -33%

12-05-2013 00:05:48 | More by jdavidk93
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Matthew_Phoenix

Illinois

2.26/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

I had this a few weeks ago, and I hated it. I figured it was because I already had a few beers in me at the time, so I decided to try it again yesterday, nothing changed.

A: Pitch Black, looks almost like a Guinness, which is promising.

S: Malty, earthy, coffee like, so far so good, not overpowering either.

T: This is where everything goes south. Wayyy too strong and over powering for my liking, extra bitter and just coffee like. Its like drinking the strongest coffee ever brewed, but in beer form.

M: Super heavy in the mouth, not only that, but it also didn't sit well in my stomach. I felt like crap after drinking it, made be slightly ill on both occasions that i tried it

O: Not my cup of tea. When I have trouble drinking a beer, then you know there is a problem. Tried to give the rest of the six pack away, but everyone who tried it didn't like it. Ended up putting it in an elevator.

If I'm looking for an Irish Stout, I'm gonna get Guinness. It's a shame too cuz I like George Killian's Red Ale fine. This one didn't do it for me, if you like overly strong and heavy beer that doesn't sit well in ur stomach, then go right ahead, but I'm gonna pass.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 18:32:57 | More by Matthew_Phoenix
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date of June 17, 2013. A little late on this one, but I'm assuming it hardly matters much. A friend got a case of this stuff for $7.99 on sale. So that's like 30 cents a beer if I'm doing that math correctly.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a dark opaque black, but a very dark transparent ruby color when held to the light. The head is about two fingers of chocolate milk colored head that fizzles away quickly. Thin tiny ring of lacing at the top but that's it.

S - Light coffee bean roast & some dried dark fruits like figs and plums is pleasant enough, but that's about as complex as it gets. Smells kind of artificially sweet.

T - Taste follows the nose, & falls short of anything good. Doesn't taste bad, by any means, but there is really nothing appealing here. Faint cold coffee and dark fruit, but entirely too thin and watery. Pretty much lacking in any real flavor that you would expect from a stout.

M - The beer is watery and smooth. Light-bodied with poor carbonation.

Overall, this beer is pretty poor excuse for a stout, but take it with a grain of salt. I guess it's not bad for what it is. Not exactly breaking the bank with this one considering what we paid for it. A light stout, if there ever was one. If you're looking for an authentic stout, look elsewhere, away from this foul beverage.

George Killian's Irish Stout ---2.5/5

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 22:05:47 | More by mfnmbvp
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Beerswag

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

04-14-2013 07:07:03 | More by Beerswag
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KSfrost

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

05-19-2013 21:53:03 | More by KSfrost
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jzlyo

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

07-01-2013 08:54:44 | More by jzlyo
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brandon911

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

10-02-2013 02:51:19 | More by brandon911
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rgille2

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

06-08-2013 22:26:51 | More by rgille2
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Ken2Brew4taste

Michigan

2.71/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A - Poured an adequate head. Black, but not pitch black but more of a really dark brown.

S - Smelled a touch sweet, not rich, not strong, surely not arrogant, but was overall pleasant regardless of being mild.

T - watery and weak. It made me think "stout lager". It bore stout likeness but I have a hard time believing it really.

M - not enough. I think that sums it up.

O - As a previous review read, its an entry level stout. Killians Irish Red is a good conversion beer to get the typical Bud drinkers to the "Dark Side" that is always better on tap than in a bottle. If this follows that model, I look forward to a tap version, but the bottle I had left me with the idea they want to hit a broader market than they will get with this one for long term.

I would drink it again, but not gonna be in a hurry. Not when New Hollands Poet & Dragons Milk are availble and I have my own Stouts aging in my basement.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 18:08:55 | More by Ken2Brew4taste
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Hoppin_mad

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

05-03-2014 20:29:57 | More by Hoppin_mad
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

10-05-2013 04:03:18 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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dasunder

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

06-06-2013 21:31:17 | More by dasunder
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Eastside151

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

03-18-2013 15:38:22 | More by Eastside151
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Boggdogg

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

07-04-2014 01:38:19 | More by Boggdogg
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

05-25-2013 01:41:40 | More by jaswilson2
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bh123

California

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

06-08-2013 05:26:32 | More by bh123
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George Killian's Irish Stout from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.