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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2209) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
Dark brown with a light tan, creamy head. Roasted aroma, light cooa, earthy. Finishes bittersweet with lingering earthy hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle: brown hue with minimal head nor lace. Not an Irish Stout, not by a long shot but more akin to a Schwartzbier IMO... sweet stout? I guess that will be okay. (see what is in the description above) Heavy bready and caramelized malts with a fair amount of roast. Almost no bitterness outside some clean noble character. Faint dark fruit esters. Slick and soft mouthfeel... okay for what it is

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smallfry (158) - - FEB 16, 2015
(Bottle) Nice rich coffee + chocolate flavor in this one. It’s not anything spectacular but it’s a pretty decent stout.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MikeAH (4) - Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2015 does not count
A very good beer that I have enjoyed many times. I would highly recommend this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WABeerFiend (301) - - JAN 18, 2015
Poured from a fresh growler into a tumbler on 08.23.14. A: Chocolate malt and earthy like root beer. Sweet smelling. A: 3 finger head. Dark brown nearly opaque body with a see through bottom. T: Licorice, earthy sweetness, and caramel dominate. It has a root-like back end. P: Watery, but carbonated enough. O: This seems more like a Scotch ale, but it’s hard to define. It’s very, very sweet, enough that I can’t drink more than 2 glasses of it before it wears on me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Duchammer (115) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle: poured mahogany with light to no head with alot of floaters. Aroma a nice creamy chocalte in the nose followed by a little heat from the alcohol. Taste had chocolate light body for a sweet stout and light biscuit followed by alcohol.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (1975) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Tap, Famous Dave’s, Kalispell, Montana. Dark brown, sweet aroma. Sweet, caramel flavour, some sugar, but just too sweet for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikedevilsfan (223) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Dark brown color with a little light coming through. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, more sweet almost candy smell. Taste is lots of caramel sweetness, sugar and is slightly cloying, but not overly. I was really interested to try this because Rate Beer calls this a sweet stout. BA calls it a strong ale. I can see both sides on this, but whatever you call it, it’s good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2003) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Picked up at a gas station, was not expecting much. Pours motor oil black, thin khaki head. Strong espresso, mild bitter chocolate. Light body, silky mouthfeel. Finish is coffee grinds. Pretty decent.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
liquidhedonism (287) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2014
22oz bottle. Appearance: pours with a lot of sediment. Aroma: creamy, malty, and roasty, with chocolate, vanilla, and toffee. Taste/Palate: feels a bit thin; starts creamy and sweet, and finishes sweet and crisp. This is a pretty fantastic beer, especially from a sweetness perspective, but I would prefer it to be a bit thicker and maybe boozier. That being said, this beer hides its alcohol content extremely well.


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