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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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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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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-01-2013 01:52:21 | More by Cynic-ale
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New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped: SEP0913-810321337. Sampled on July 31, 2013.

It has a decent looking dark brown pour with a big, foamy beige head that lingers for awhile.

The aroma has a notable dark malt ester along with coffee and even a little smoke. It has some fascinating character.

The body is medium but it also has a pleasant creaminess.

The taste is not quite as forward as the aroma might suggest but I still get plenty of dark malts and coffee as well as a mild hop bitterness on the backside. Don't let the Coors/Miller name influence you. Check this beer out on it face value.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 23:16:38 | More by puboflyons

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-30-2013 14:16:24 | More by SHAKZULA
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-29-2013 15:47:48 | More by David_MrBox
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2/5  rDev -40.5%

07-29-2013 01:27:27 | More by tdatt43
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 00:37:17 | More by tdm168
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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-26-2013 04:50:52 | More by Jackal
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New York

3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A. Pure black with a little light coming through at the very bottom. It has a two-finger tan head with a little bit of lacing.

S. It has a very small malty and metallic scent.

T/M. There is a smoky, carbonated maltiness at first. It is bubbly and medium to light bodied. It is a bland chocolate. Some grassy undertones.

O. Not great, not bad...much like a Killians Red, it does the job and not much else.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 00:42:50 | More by Amalak
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-20-2013 22:27:01 | More by Shaurya
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-18-2013 06:34:20 | More by Catphish
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-17-2013 06:08:57 | More by bmjivi221
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

07-15-2013 06:00:16 | More by Mebuzzard
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4/5  rDev +19%

07-13-2013 11:50:28 | More by Blueribbon666
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South Dakota

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-10-2013 23:30:35 | More by Jabartheljr
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3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours lack with a small lightly colored chocolate head. Lots of chocolate and coffee in the aroma, also has a slight fig smell, very impressed with the aroma. The taste falls off for me after a stellar look and smell. The chocolate and coffee are there it's just on the much lighter side. Which is to be expected, this being less than 5% ABV. I haven't enjoyed many Irish dry stouts but this seems to be a slightly above average version of them.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 03:13:23 | More by screamking
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-09-2013 22:23:30 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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4/5  rDev +19%

07-08-2013 20:44:21 | More by 007deepsouth
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-07-2013 21:05:56 | More by mtc23
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-07-2013 19:21:39 | More by LoveStout
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4.75/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice chocolate aroma. Opened and let rest for a minute. Again the aroma was good. Used a chilled glass. Dark very Dark. good pour left 1 inch head Carmel color. In comparison to other stouts ever so slight dry taste which makes it better. I do prefer a Red so this was not what I expected. I now have two beers of choice Killian Red and Stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 19:06:58 | More by phoenixrises64
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4/5  rDev +19%

07-05-2013 12:54:36 | More by Wservati
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4.11/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lot of people reviewing this beer, I think, have missed out on what makes a Dry Irish Stout different from a "sweet" stout. A Dry Stout is very simple: 2-row barley, roasted barley, gently hopped. The flavour should be just the roasty coffee, not lots of fruit and caramel notes.

This beer hits the style square on. It's simple, easy to drink, with the dry roasty note on the nose and in the mouth, and with a subtle sweetness underlying the coffee roasty taste.

This is a great example of the style and, IMHO, a far better version of the style than Guinness. I will certainly get this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 16:42:16 | More by StuartCarter
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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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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

07-01-2013 08:54:44 | More by jzlyo
George Killian's Irish Stout from Coors Brewing Company
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