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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
invertedgc (1) - - FEB 6, 2014 does not count
Molasses on the nose. Pours dark, minimal head. Medium to light in body, slick texture, sweet malt and perhaps licorice. Pleasant on the palate. A (perhaps) salty finish. Meets expectations and defies categorization. From the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (970) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
650ml bottle. Darkest brown, large tan head that stays the course. Aroma is earth, chocolate brownies, faint coffee. Smooth, dark malty taste with the elements of the aroma figuring. Solid stuff all through but nothing that really stands out. Also I’d say that it doesn’t fit in with any particular style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (516) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Tap. Black with tan white head. Smells sweet. Taste is malty sweet stout. Bitterness is there, but maltiness is powerful for a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mintzmeet (297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014 chocolate grainy aromas. incredibly drinkable for being borderline eight percent. nice maltiness. head dissipates but nice lacing. more of a dark ale than a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5574) - Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2013
On tap at Fast Eddies in Spokane
Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavors of roastered malts, chocolate, coffee and leather
Nice and smooth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1426) - Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Appearance: dark cola brown with an average light tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma: bitter chocolate, some light café au lait, and a hefty dose of herbal/earthy hops before it comes to temperature. Taste: herbal and bitter up front, with strong garden and anise notes; however, as it warmed, more of the sweet chocolate malts came forward, along with espresso, molasses, and even some candi sugar type flavors. Finish: relatively smooth, with lingering chocolate and lactic tang. Notes: Definitely a kind of sweet stout/dry irish stout hybrid. Not bad. However, I had a Lost Coast 8 Ball not too much before this, and that put this to shame, mainly in the palate and balance departments. This wasn’t bad, and I’m looking forward to trying the mocha version sitting in the beer fridge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (3628) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2013
Med brown color. Sweet lactose nose. The mouth is very malty, but too cloying and rich. Too sweet not much depth. Not horrible but wouldn’t reorder.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Hazy brown ale with a slight caramel hue. Done sweet Esters or banana and clove. Smells of smooth milk chocolate and hints of molasses malts. Nice brown ale flavor is then upended with some sweet what I think are off flavors in the beer, but this is the flagship beer so must be their intention.medium body and low carb and semi dry finish.I don’t really care for this one. Serving type: on-tap 03-18-2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2013
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.

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