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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.

jmprdood's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmprdood (37) - - APR 24, 2013
Slight hop and sweet - dark brown and opaque. Sweet malt, hop was lacking in my opinion. It appears to be bottle conditioned - though thoroughly chilled and gently poured I got tons of yeast floaties. Was expecting more than it delivered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (175) - 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 (36) - 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 (517) - 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 (733) - 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 (741) - 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 (5987) - 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 (14) - 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 (6262) - 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.

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