Killian’s Irish Stout The Spit or Swallow Beer Review

Shagdog & Jammer are excited to by trying Killian's Irish Stout!

Brewed by: Coors Brewing Company Colorado, United States

Appearance: Very dark chocolate brown with a thick caramel colored foam cap.
Aroma: Dark chocolate bouquet with subtle roasted coffee notes.
Taste: Slight roasted coffee flavor without being overly bitter or heavy.
Mouth Feel: Medium to full-bodied with little astringency.
Finish: Very smooth with lingering chocolate roasted sweetness.

Beer Advocate
BA Score: 78
The Bros Score: N/A
Style: Irish Dry Stout
ABV: 4.90%
Availability: Year-round. bottle (50)

Rate Beer
Overall Score: 48
Style Score: 30

George Killian's Irish Red is a 4.9% abv amber lager brewed by Pelforth (Heineken) Coors. The brand name was purchased only for the North-American market by Coors from the Pelforth Brewery, who had previously bought it from Lett's Brewery in Ireland, which had closed in 1956.

George Killian's Irish Red is a beer with an Irish heritage, based on a recipe created at Lett's Brewery in Enniscorthy, Ireland, in 1864. The beer is named after George Killian Lett, the great-grandson of George Henry Lett, who founded the brewery in Enniscorthy. George Killian Lett died at the age of 84 in Enniscorthy, Ireland in December of 2010. It was originally an Irish red ale called "Enniscorthy Ruby Ale," and brewed from 1864 to 1956, when the brewery closed and it was discontinued. It is no longer sold in Ireland. The brand name "George Killian" was purchased by the Pelforth Brewery in France. In the mid 1980s Coors bought the rights to use the brand name "Killian's Irish Red" in America. While the name is most often associated with a 4.9% abv amber lager which had become very popular, it was originally marketed by Coors as an ale.

George Killian's derives its color and taste from a special caramel malted barley that is roasted at a high temperature longer and more slowly than most malts. There are no coloring agents or artificial additives used in the brewing process.

George Killian's is currently available in bottles, cans, and kegs. A 12-ounce (355 ml) serving of George Killian's has 163 calories (682 kJ) and 4.9 percent alcohol by volume.

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