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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
srbigdaddy (2) - - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
My first experience with Irish death was from a bottle and it had something missing. Almost watery in the middle. The tap on the other hand is outstanding and has become one of my favorites

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (565) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
On tap in Seattle. Pours opaque black with a medium head. Nose is chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavors of roastered malts, sweet milk chocolate, coffee, and leather. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ha1ag (803) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Bottled, TNX Chris ! Dark brown colour, small tan head. Coffee and licorice nose. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, licorice. Flavour is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, mild liquorice. Could use some more body for the alcohol level. Nicely balanced beer though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pineapplemice (1) - - AUG 5, 2014 does not count
A creamy, chocolatey taste without trying. Great from the bottle, but in a mug you get the delicious foam. Note that it is strong, after drinking this regularly now Guinness tastes like water.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (777) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle pours medium brown with small beige head. Malty aroma. Sweet malty taste with slight acidity. Thin palate. Finish continued malts and some acidity.

I liked it better than the score would indicate, it’s really pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
bottle. lighter bodied deeper amber brown pour. sweet maltiness that made this beer seem more like a American Strong Ale rather than a stout. touch of sherry, malty backbone. medium bitterness. perhaps too aged

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bikeclj (17) - Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Smooth balanced and deceptively strong. A stout, a porter sorta of hard to nail down. Definitely delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (milk chocolate, caramel), with notes of vanilla, minerals/chalk. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy/velvety texture, soft/lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Pleasant, milk chocolatey nose with a British mineral character...an Imperial dry stout, well, sorta but it’s pretty sweet in the mouth. Very silky mouthfeel is nice. Overall pretty decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (656) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Deep black coffee brown, I had a very short lived, reluctant dark cream colored bubbly head. Aroma is toast and cherries, dried plums, raisin and molasses. Flavor is sweet, cherry, raisin, hint of cola, dark malt. Finish is balanced and smooth, not dry, not sour. Palate is good for a "regular" stout, thicker than a black IPA, this really feels more stout like to me, or at least porter. Carbonation is good too. Really liking this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5969) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Robert brought this one back from a trip to Portland. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer gushed a black color with an enormous beige head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was cherry, raisin, malt and a bit of licorice. The flavor was cherry, plum, raisin, molasses and licorice. Medium length cherry and raisin finish. Medium body though overcarbonated. Interesting.

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