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Iron Horse Quilters Irish Death



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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Created by the brewery’s founder, Quilter’s Irish Death is what we call a dark, smooth, ale. Any attempt at classifying it just ends up sending beer geeks into a style guidelines diatribe. So forget style guidelines. Is your pursuit of micro beer about tasting copies of a style that fit guidelines anyways? (Neither is ours) Irish Death is a malt bomb. We lovingly refer to it as beer candy. We heart our candy store. While tempting to session this beer, the name is a necessary reminder that despite the surprising approachability, this beer weighs in at a hefty 7.8% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (18633) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Draft at AK BW fest 2016. Hazy maroon color, big beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of burnt toast. Taste is sweet toasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Draught at GABBF. Pours clear tawny with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, vanilla, figs, and leaves. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, light woody hops and bitterness, vanilla, dates and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlmostHome (54) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - JAN 8, 2016
I really liked this. The Brewer says there is some kerfuffle about what type of beer it is but it seems like a dark ale. Love the malty taste. This is almost bread to me. Very dark color and decent head. Smells remind me of chocolate and toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1084) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Growler from Iron Horse, served in pint glass. Pours dark watery brown with a slight reddish tint and thin off-white head. Aroma is lightly sweet, lightly roasty dark malt; notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, roasty coffee stand out. Taste is similar - clean, thin-bodied roasty chocolate malt, smooth creamy body, clean finish with notes of chocolate, toffee, and vanilla. Incredibly thin body, relative to the big rich roasty flavor - a local favorite for converting people to dark beers. The abv is not surprising for all the flavor here, but is impressive given how drinkable this is. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3541) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with thin lacy tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of mild roast and sweet chocolate and caramel. Taste is big on the malt to, with an earthy bitter finish though, not sure if it’s hops or acrid malt. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1545) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
A nice dark beer overall. Pours a deep black Amber color with a thick white head. Smells of caramel, coconut and cream. Taste is smooth and creamy with lots of caramel and coconut, along with some cocoa and vanilla. Smooth finish. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3291) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle from Albertsons. This ones all over the place, like pinkzambia said, lots of different elements of lots of different styles. Yes, its black, head a bit thin for a stout. Tons of sweetness, mostly malt, some candy. Then there?s a smidge of bitterness, equal parts roast grains and hops. So they admit it?s a sweet, malt bomb, and that?s what we get. Definitely not for everyone?s palate. Later warming brings out lots of doppelbock

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bomber from Capital Market. Almost black in my goblet. Malty nose with a lot of black licorice. A little sweetness, but mostly bitter anise. Rich and malty. A little chocolate with amore anise. Very easy drinking. Has a bit of a foreign stout flavor to it. Really reminds me of an amped up version of Mackeson. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barreras (1419) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Pours deep dark brown with a brown sugar aroma. Taste, is a sweet, toffee, caramel flavor with a minor coffee aftertaste. A semi sweet malt and like chocolate chip morsels. A nice beer for the style, well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
trevor211 (1509) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Dark brown. Tinny brown sugar on the nose. Thin stout lacking much character at all. Not a fan of this one at all.

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