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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Bottle, courtesy sebletitje. Grayish brown red pour, some lacing, no head. Spicy nose, some caramel and cocoa and coffee. Dark fruit and cocoa flavors, slight booze and some coffee. Carbonated well, smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
spikester (602) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Pours black with a large tan head and fair amount of sticky lacings. Aroma is fine just not very robust. Taste is sweet, dark, with a fair hop load. Decent drink and the alcohol is well hidden. No date of any kind but must be fairly fresh as it had a fine head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2009
22 oz bottle from By the Bottle in Vancouver, WA. Pours out dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is very sweet, chocolate, toffee, caramel. Flavor is much the same with a bit of raisin and other dark fruit thrown in. Very smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2009
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours a murky dark brown to black color with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, honey, ripe dark fruit, some hints of molasses and toffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of raisins, overripe sugar plums, chocolate, brown sugar. Medium body with a malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2009
Thanks sebletitje for the share. Pours dark black with a tan head. Nose is roasted malt, dark fruit, some chocolate, and noticeable hops. Flavor is dark fruit, roasted malt, spice, and goodness. Interesting stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2009
courtesy of BA trade. Pours black with mocha like head. Aroma dark fruits, roasted malts. Taste, malty, dark fruits, bites of chocolate and some mocha light hoppy finish with a bready mouthfeel. Just like others, sure did not know the beer was stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle courtesy of riverside AK. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of roses, caramel, sweet malt, earthy. Tastes vegetal and tarte with lots of sweetness and a cloying finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Found this at, "By The Bottle" in Vancouver WA. Colour... dark brown with a thin tan head. The nose.... HOLY S*#%! Literally!! It smells like a Guernsey barn on an August afternoon on Clarion, Iowa!! Sour, gamy, barnyard-but not the good type of barnyard that you get with a Flemish sour. The palate.... thank God the palate is better than the nose; I don’t think I could’ve taken much more of that! Some burnt toffee notes, butterscotch, cola bean and a medium finish. Generally OK stuff, as long as you don’t have to smell it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
22oz bottle shared courtesy of Josh. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, earthy, chocolate, and some nuttiness. Tastes of roastiness, earthy, chocolate, caramel, and toasty. This one was roasty all the way around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5195) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Poured a dark brown / red color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, oats, cocoa, toast, and a bit of smoke. Taste of caramel malts, roast, chocolate, smoke, toast, and a bit of alcohol. A bit surprised to see this as a stout, I was thinking scotch ale for some reason.

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