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RATINGS: 190   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldMrCrow (1945) - 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 (6298) - 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 (11510) - 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.

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 (1761) - 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 (1580) - 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.


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