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RATINGS: 185   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2009
bomber, brought over to my place by a friend whose son lives in the Seattle area as we got ready to bottle up some homebrew. very dark pour with a smallish tan head. aroma is mostly cocoa with some coffee. flavor is malty with more cocoa and coffee notes. very drinkable with moderate carbonation and medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
This beer has a sweet malty aroma. The flavor is sweeter than a typical stout. Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
poisoneddwarf (1717) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bomber. Smells like marshmallows. Perfect looking beer; nice head, perfect lacing, dark brown hue. Tastes malty, roasted, pretty good. Definitely not excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brenn79 (1526) - Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2009
22 oz. bottle- Pours deep black with a nice head, aroma is of malt and alcohol. Flavor is the same, only smooth. Very drinkable, but very moderate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Very dark brown pour with some sediment. Aroma is roast, vegetal, and metallic with very subtle chocolate. The flavor adds some dark fruit and a little coffee on the finish. Medium, creamy body with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a nice cream colored head. Lots of hot chocolate aroma with some coffee and molasses. Flavor has some lacto sweetness, molasses, chocolate and espresso notes. I agree that it has a charred flavor too...interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle. Dense brown color with a thick and creamy latte colored head. First whiff of the nose is mocha - coffee, chocolate,mild - with some metallic and sulfuric medicinal notes... no doubt showing signs of oxidation and a slight infection (bottle is roughly 9 months old, unintentionally aged). Some fig, barkdust and cumin spices show up as it opens up, not sure if that’s something in the beer or due to tainting or a combination of both. Body is surprisingly rich and creamy with a chewy and savory texture, turning slightly lactic/acidic in the finish (again part of the tainting but not overwhelming). Hop presense is low, in fact most of the bitterness seems to come from a small amount of astringent roast. Overall quite good, I imagine fresh it could be really impressive but I’m going off of what I have in the bottle that seems to have held up better than I expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2009
8/19/09 from 22oz bottle. Aroma is hearty and sweet, dominated by dark dried fruit and molasses. Appearance is dark borwn with a medium maintaned cream colored head. Flavor is a very rich combination of blackberries, more molasses, light grill-like char and an earthy low noble bittering that blends with the roast. It’s full bodied, but never takes on the syrupy character of an old ale, keeping at the point where more than one pint isn’t out of the question. Overall, a great brew that shows off what rich malt can do in the right hands without having to go "over the top" and taking 45 minutes to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2009
A nice chocolate aroma. This is pretty nice. Chocolate, peaty, a nice sweetness that isn’t too much. Quite nice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Bottle I picked up in Seattle. Pours a clear chestnut brown with a micro tan head. Sweet caramel malts, toffee, light roastness, cola. This is a little too sweet and syrupy for my liking. Long sticky finish.


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