George Killian's Irish Stout
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

George Killian's Irish StoutGeorge Killian's Irish Stout
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Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States
Irish Dry Stout
3.33 | pDev: 17.42%
Apr 23, 2021
Dec 30, 2012
George Killian's Irish StoutGeorge Killian's Irish Stout
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Rated: 2.96 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Apr 23, 2021
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Rated by Uniobrew31 from Pennsylvania

1.97/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
Who's idea was this mess?
Mar 08, 2018
Rated: 5 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2017
Rated: 2.75 by fthegiants from California

May 26, 2017
Rated: 1.23 by caburdette51 from West Virginia

May 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Raime from Korea (North)

3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Another random from the gas station I mentioned a few reviews ago.

Pours a rather light shade of black with a decent half finger of off white head. Carbonation appears quite heavy to my surprise. No stick upon an empty glass.

Smell is a moderately toasty maltiness with a touch of metal. Stale coffee in slight amounts and a bit of dark chocolate l.

Taste follows suit though the coffee amplifies and dominates which is pretty nice in my opinion relative to what this could have been if it completely followed the nose.

Feel is silky though thin with an unbalanced level of carbonation. Too much in my opinion.

Overall, paid $1.50 for the single so I'd say I got my moneys worth. Not complex by any means but a definite step up from a commercial stout like Guinness or Murphys.
Feb 16, 2017
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Reviewed by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

4.54/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
I rarely see this beer available anywhere which is a shame because it's a great beer. I've actually only bought one six-pack of it a couple years ago but I would buy it again without hesitation.
Feb 16, 2017
Rated: 3.31 by kjkinsey from Texas

Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 3 by Zylod from West Virginia

Jan 06, 2016
Rated: 3.13 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 07, 2015
Rated: 3.47 by aratcliffe from Kansas

Jul 27, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia

Jul 07, 2015
Rated: 3.32 by Prospero from Colorado

Jul 02, 2015
Rated: 2.84 by DOCRW from Washington

Jun 21, 2015
Rated: 3.13 by BigAl18 from Minnesota

May 25, 2015
Rated: 3 by Matt141 from Texas

May 24, 2015
Rated: 3.02 by stoutmen from New Jersey

May 13, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by ALC82 from Iowa

May 13, 2015
Rated: 3.55 by jgido759 from New Jersey

May 04, 2015
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Rated by UPBrewer92 from Michigan

4.17/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I was pleasantly surprised by this Coors product and its smoky, coffee character. For the price, very few match this for me
Apr 02, 2015
Rated: 3 by Chug-a-lug from South Carolina

Feb 04, 2015
Rated: 3.23 by Beer-Revelry from Texas

Jan 11, 2015
Rated: 3.48 by NeubTube from Texas

Dec 23, 2014
Rated: 3 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Dec 19, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Dec 12, 2014
Rated: 1.75 by dheldman from Minnesota

Nov 28, 2014
Rated: 3.4 by Phigg1102 from New York

Nov 24, 2014
Rated: 3 by Npk347

Nov 16, 2014
Rated: 3 by qcghost from North Carolina

Nov 13, 2014
Rated: 3.72 by WholeLottaTricks from Louisiana

Nov 09, 2014
Rated: 3 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 09, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by deadliest from Texas

Oct 19, 2014
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.47/5  rDev +4.2%
Another Coors product! This one's about 2 months out of date and I only paid a dollar for it.

Serving Style : bottle poured into glass

Appearance (4.25) : Pours a generous three finger head that's tightly knit at the base and breaks up a bit towards the top. Larger and smaller bubbles congregate and leave some licks AND rings of lacing behind. The body is deep dark brown, almost black, with no transparency. (Head retention is great with a steady froth throughout the review).

Smell (4) : Aromas of mocha and coffee, with coffee bean and some chocolate milk. Faint grain. The bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (3.25) : Strong coffee notes...smoked, dark roast coffee and bean, firewood char and smoke, a hint of nut - acorn or walnut. The finish is smokey and tastes of roasted hot coffee. Char is also left lingering well after the finish. A very kilned flavor.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : A bit too light bodied for the style. I'm surprised at how watery this brew is. The finish is smokey and dry.

Overall (3.47) : If you like smoke and kilned beers, and you're watching your wallet, this is your ticket. It's definitely not the best stout I've tried but it isn't half bad. I'm not sure I would buy it again as there's lots of other stouts out there that do the job better than this. But for a macro brewery to put out something like this is fairly impressive. Good job, Coors.
Sep 29, 2014
Rated: 1 by DrMindbender from South Carolina

Sep 29, 2014
Rated: 3 by zestar from California

Sep 13, 2014
Rated: 3 by calebv2 from Tennessee

Sep 13, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by djjumper from Nebraska

Sep 12, 2014
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Reviewed by LuskusDelph from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +20.1%
!2oz bottle, poured into a nonic glass.
Deep dark color, nearly black (unless held up to strong light, where deep ruby hues show through).
Pours with a respectable and surprisingly lasting slightly off white head.
Less dry as compared to Guinness; more body than Guinness Draft, slightly less body than standard Guinness Extra.
Very nice roasty character, and excellent overall balance.
This one's a nice reminder that the folks at Miller-Coors are certainly capable and skilled at their craft and can make beer with character when they want to.
They also proved it when they first marketed Killian's Red back in the 1980s (when they made and marketed it as an ale...and it tasted like one too. Unfortunately, they've since dumbed it down considerably).
Killian's Stout is quite good and worth trying. Hurry before they dumb this one down too (or discontinue it altogether).
It's actually better and truer to traditional stout than a number of craft stouts I've tried recently.
Sep 10, 2014
George Killian's Irish Stout from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 336 ratings