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Iron Horse Quilters Irish Death



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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2295) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. This black hued beer has a limited aroma but the taste is simple and malty. Roast coffee and chocolate and toast intermingle. Tastes much lighter than the ABV suggests.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerandhockey8 (196) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAR 17, 2014
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a nice dark copper, light head at first but then creamed up and fizzed to the top like a Guinness. Nose is huge malt, slight coffee, ash, smoke. Taste is medium-heavy body that is mostly sour. Finishes with an alcahol bite. Nice beer to have on St. Patty’s Day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dblegal (1) - Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
Just as advertised. Well balanced and very enjoyable. I will be back for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
78samh (66) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2014
22 oz bottle poured black with lots of foam. Smells sweet. Taste is toasty bread, coffee and hints of molasses. NO bitterness, very smooth. Carbonation goes fast. Just okay.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rproff78 (43) - - FEB 19, 2014
One of my favorites...great beer out of Washington state. This brewery also has several other great beers worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
invertedgc (1) - - FEB 6, 2014 does not count
Molasses on the nose. Pours dark, minimal head. Medium to light in body, slick texture, sweet malt and perhaps licorice. Pleasant on the palate. A (perhaps) salty finish. Meets expectations and defies categorization. From the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (630) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
650ml bottle. Darkest brown, large tan head that stays the course. Aroma is earth, chocolate brownies, faint coffee. Smooth, dark malty taste with the elements of the aroma figuring. Solid stuff all through but nothing that really stands out. Also I’d say that it doesn’t fit in with any particular style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (264) - - JAN 30, 2014
Tap. Black with tan white head. Smells sweet. Taste is malty sweet stout. Bitterness is there, but maltiness is powerful for a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mintzmeet (134) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014 chocolate grainy aromas. incredibly drinkable for being borderline eight percent. nice maltiness. head dissipates but nice lacing. more of a dark ale than a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2013
On tap at Fast Eddies in Spokane
Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavors of roastered malts, chocolate, coffee and leather
Nice and smooth

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