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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of scrizz. Pours a cloudy orangey brown with a small beige head. Sweet dark malty nose with quite some chocolate and vanilla. Medium body, sweet roasted malts and vanilla with a vague fustiness. Very subdued bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33187) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is mild spiced and dark malty. Yeasty, roasted malty and overripe fruity. Dark malty, caramelish toffee and breadish. Slight bitter and dark roasted malty into a slight bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (6248) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2010
22 oz. bottle via trade (???). Pours brown with a medium disappearing beige head. The aroma is dark malts, dark fruits, sweet with light chocolate. I was confused as to what kind of beer this was. The flavor had more sweetness, light chocolate, dark fruits, malty, but no roast. Medium-light body.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Draft at the Toad House. Black pour, off-white head. Aroma is sweet toffee and caramel, with some roasty chocolate and coffee, hints of cola and licorice. Flavor is overly syrupy for my taste, with the sweetness overwhelming any complexity to me. Has a rich, sticky feel. I definitely couldn’t have finished a pint of this easily.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (742) - Vail, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Deep black with nice sweet nose. Big roasty malt flavor with a bit of bright sweetness. But of plum and mocha. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldMrCrow (2031) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Tap at Fiddlers.

Basically, a big disappointment. Candy sugar and not much else. Way too high of an ABV to justify the weak flavors; at 7.8% this beer should be packing it in alongside some of the really high-end stouts and even impys. But no contest.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2010
on draft at redwood. definitely sweet! nutty caramel and some alcohol in aroma. chocolate, roasted malt and brown sugar in taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle:   Deep cola, reddish hues, moderate frothy light beige head, decent lacing.   Mild roasted malt nose, lactose sweetness, minor campfire, and perhaps even a bit of cocoa and anise as well.   Smells interesting.   Quite malty on the tongue, very malty actually.   Certainly lactose like sweetness, anise is a little dull, but not nearly as roasty as the nose suggested.   A little tame, somewhat like a Black Beer crossed with a sweet stout.   Yeah, quite malty.   Actually, I don’t even know how an Imperial Sweet Stout would be, but this seems more and more like a combination of Sweet Stout, Black Beer, and a Scotch Ale with his heavy maltiness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   This one is growing on me.   Black Scotch is what I would call it.   Now that I am finishing this bottle, I kind of wish I had another to follow.   Unique and interesting.   I’ll probably come back to this one.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Ballard Market. Smells caramelly sweet and looks almost like Guinness when poured. Mild carbonation and then a boatload of malt. Leaves a weird aftertaste, like I fell asleep with my mouth open. Way more excited for the Mocha Death waiting in the fridge.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11779) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dark mahogany with a decent tan head. Seems to smell of dark roast and chocolate. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Wow. It is malty. Very smooth. More like caramel than chocolate. Roast malt. As the sweet drains away there is some bitter. Dark and smooth it is. Good on a winter evening.


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