ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Irish Death is a very dark Ale. It is nearly the color of black coffee with a warm brown edge and a thick tan head. It tasted slightly of toast, coffee, and chocolate. It was quite bitter when completely chilled but smoothed out as it warmed up.
It was definitely heavier than I expect an ale to be. It was the type of beer that for me is a meal in itself, I would never do more than snack with it.
Davhgbrew (925) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet stout is right. Chewy and creamy palate. Milk Chocolate with burnt malt. Hop in the finish. Slight bourbon barrel flavor in there as well, which I am yet to care for in my brews.
BVukelich (37) - Algona, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice looking beer. Had it on tap at a new restaurant in the area, Hop Jacks. Decent head, left phenomenal lace. The aroma was average and the taste was far from complex. Definitely more on the sweet side and very low bitterness. Good mouthfeel but not much of an aftertaste. Overall not a bad stout, won’t be my go-to stout but I could "session" these on occasion.
CharleyNewman (1) - - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark and delicious. Tasted it at a beer tasting event in Seattle. Very rich and smooth.
Beergeek23322 (2129) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 2012. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Dark roasted male, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Creamy and smooth.
pender19 (1) - Ketchikan, Alaska, USA - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Such a smooth stout. From the first drop, all night long. This beer is incredible. I usually only drink dark beers inn the winter but I love this any time of any day.
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of toffee, peat and dark fruit. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of toffee and peat malt, with some cherries and a light amount of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
shigadeyo (2973) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vacation 2011 - Seattle and Olympic National Park
8/21/2011: Iron Horse Quilter’s Irish Dath [Dark, Smooth Ale.]... Aroma: Cola and molasses with undertones of spice and licorice. Appearance: Murky dark brown color, dirty opaqueness; small, dense beige- to tan-colored head that settles out quickly. Flavor: Mild licorice with deep herbal notes; somehow reminds me of chocolate and pumpkin; nice medicinal quality; sasafrass, molasses fruitiness; good alochol in the finish. Palate: Meidum body; smooth, just slightly chewy. Overall: Oddly different and quite tasty!
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 7.8% by Vol.). Rating #151 for this beer.
TyMason (1) - Chehalis, USA - JUL 17, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great dark beer! if you like Guinness you will like this beer.... maybe even better.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
07-Jul-13 (22-oz bottle)
I suppose I can excuse a single infection, though I really should never have to. But when three of the six bottles I buy from a brewery are infected, it really pisses me off and I’m going to voice my displeasure. The cap pops with normal carbonation rush and pours a dark-brown body with half an inch of tan head that fizzes away quickly to a thin ring. The nose is fully sour, smelling like wedges of granny smith apples that were dropped in a pile of dirt. Red apple skins, sour green apple flesh, and dirty dishwater in the entry, though a bit of sweeter, cola-like, dark malt does come out in the finish, hinting at what kind of beer this could have been. Light-medium weight, medium in carbonation, fairly acidic. Obviously this is undrinkable and a huge disappointment, even more so since I love sweet stouts.