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RATINGS: 218   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2014
22oz bottle. Appearance: pours with a lot of sediment. Aroma: creamy, malty, and roasty, with chocolate, vanilla, and toffee. Taste/Palate: feels a bit thin; starts creamy and sweet, and finishes sweet and crisp. This is a pretty fantastic beer, especially from a sweetness perspective, but I would prefer it to be a bit thicker and maybe boozier. That being said, this beer hides its alcohol content extremely well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2182) - - OCT 26, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a pitch black color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a good level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a roasted malt smell along with some lighter sweet vanilla smells and a bit of a toast smell. Along with these are some light caramel and coffee aromas. Taste- The taste begins a with a roasted malt taste with a good deal of vanilla and some caramel. As the taste advances the roast dwindles some all while the sweeter flavors of vanilla and caramel gain intensity. Other light hints of chocolate and coffee come to the tongue at the very end along with just a bit of a graininess, to combine with the rest of the flavors to leave a rather semi-sweet and smooth roasted flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly below average. For the darker and sweeter flavors of the brew it is rather appropriate and makes of a rather nice drinker. Overall – A fairly nice stout overall with a decent sweetness but yet balanced by a good deal of roastednesss. Overall rather nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (488) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle (22oz $5): dark brown with nice tan head.. cocoa flavors. Some sweetness. Medium plus body. Pretty good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MrWomey (39) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Apparently this is the perfect beer. Received a pint while vacationing in the Orcas Islands at a place just called The Pub. The other dark choices were thestandard Guinness and Old Rasputin but then the Bev Babe pointed me at Irish Death for a taste. I immediately fell in love with her and the beer’s color, taste, and its ability to have such a covert ABV. Goes down smooth and sweet but has much more in hops than you think. Great diversionary brew. Thanks Irish Quilters.

   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 (572) - 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 (823) - 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

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