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

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Added by barczar on 12-30-2012

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle pours a near-black color with a thin, creamy tan head. Retention and lace are just average.

Nose is roasty, sweet and a little nutty. Sweeter than a Guinness for sure with less roast. Smells like it will be a little fuller bodied.

Taste is actually quite nice, I am a little surprised and impressed. Rich, roasty and sweet...not really to style for an Irish Dry Stout, its a bit on the sweet side, but it is tasty. Im still pretty shocked this Killian (Coors) product is this good. I would take this over a Guinness for sure, maybe even a Murphey's or Beamish too.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled last night on 12/20/13. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a very dark opaque brown, almost black in color with a small beige head. Good lacing was seen with each sip. Perfect carbonation actually for this one. The aroma is of roasted malts with a hint of chocolate and coffee. The taste was the same and actually pretty easy to drink as I wasn't sure on this one. Just a slight bitterness for the finish but didn't linger and wasn't over done. Overall, a pretty decent brew.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -35%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Slatetank
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up in a mix a six enjoyed chilled from the bottle and allowed to reach cellar temp in a goblet.

The color is ebony and opaque clarity with a thick band of tan foam with fine bead and lace clings to the glass, retention is good. The smell has a strong sweetened coffee scent with caramel notes from the malt and roasted barley contributing an earthy aroma w/ low alcohol odor in general. There is a good amount of sweetness in the first taste with moderately high carbonation giving a lighter impression and mild roasted texure with low alcohol influence on the palate and a dry finish that makes it a pretty by the numbers Irish Stout.

As far as taste goes it is similar to the nose and feel with similar traits to the most popular imports - it has a good malt body but is like the feel in that it does not differentiate itself from the pack it has good flavor but is not bold by any sense. The mild roast and mostly dry body are there but it seems to flatten as it warms with only light bitter flavor lasting. Overall I consider this pretty decent for the style it represents and it is drinkable with good flavor and aroma. I would buy this if in the mood for a dry stout but there are others I would prefer.

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George Killian's Irish Stout from Coors Brewing Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 333 ratings.
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