George Killian's Irish Stout | Coors Brewing Company

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George Killian's Irish StoutGeorge Killian's Irish Stout

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by barczar on 12-30-2012

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Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 329
Reviews by thecheapies:
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3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle to pint. Let's see where this stacks up.

Pours brick-black with a tan cap of froth. Holds well, too.

Light aroma reveals dryness and light smoke, even, with notes of mocha and browned fruit. Interesting, but subdued.

Dry stout staleness with roasty malts offer hints of cocoa and instant coffee, but the wateriness uncovers some gritty astringency. Bitterness is surging with the level of carbonation, and there's not enough sweetness or flavor to balance it out. Mineral notes retain an earthiness. Hint of peat smoke is appealing, and I'm not entirely sure where it comes from. Unexpectedly fitting. Has an off-kilter hop profile (grassy/minty) that estranges me a little. Body is weak and missing chew.

After all this deliberation, it's honestly still an average Irish Stout. Quality of ingredients suffers a bit, but there's interesting complexity.

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Photo of chinchill
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4.2/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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3.45 out of 5 based on 329 ratings.
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