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RATINGS: 220   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.

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
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TapsnCaps (5) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2016 does not count
Great Looking beer. This is a dark ale that is still tasty on a hot summer day just as much as a cold winter night. I enjoyed this beer and the deScription is right, you cant categorize this ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1467) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2016
A subdued malt aroma with a hint of chocolate. A great looking beer, pours a rich dark brown color with a creamy tan head. A sweet chocolate malt taste with a full bodied creamy feel and a sweet milk chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (2508) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2016
16 oz can at Safeco courtesy of running into an old friend. Small world it is, and I’m surprised more and more each day. Copper brown color. Sweet malt heavy aroma. Flavor is very sweet, overly rich caramel malt, and some chocolate. Malt bomb is an understatement. It’s always fun to have a beer that I’ve seen around for several years, but never gave it a full try. Harsh sweetness, and less my type of stout, but good qualities.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ads135 (3954) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 17, 2016
Not a big fan of this beer. Not overly sweet, but its sweetness remains unbalanced. Light brownish appearance. Tried on the Ferry back to Seattle in 2016.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
seehaferb23 (168) - - FEB 23, 2016
Although not a strong palate, you are able to taste ingredients throughout. It is on the more complex side. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (19929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Draft at AK BW fest 2016. Hazy maroon color, big beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of burnt toast. Taste is sweet toasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Draught at GABBF. Pours clear tawny with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, vanilla, figs, and leaves. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, light woody hops and bitterness, vanilla, dates and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlmostHome (55) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - JAN 8, 2016
I really liked this. The Brewer says there is some kerfuffle about what type of beer it is but it seems like a dark ale. Love the malty taste. This is almost bread to me. Very dark color and decent head. Smells remind me of chocolate and toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1247) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Growler from Iron Horse, served in pint glass. Pours dark watery brown with a slight reddish tint and thin off-white head. Aroma is lightly sweet, lightly roasty dark malt; notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, roasty coffee stand out. Taste is similar - clean, thin-bodied roasty chocolate malt, smooth creamy body, clean finish with notes of chocolate, toffee, and vanilla. Incredibly thin body, relative to the big rich roasty flavor - a local favorite for converting people to dark beers. The abv is not surprising for all the flavor here, but is impressive given how drinkable this is. Solid beer.

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