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RATINGS: 233   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.

ajmkendrick's rating

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1800) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2016
Can from Downtown Spirits. Dark brown black colour, nice slightly off white foam. Lots of interesting dark malt flavours, but not roasty or bitter, sweet, caramel, treacle, sugar. Lacks bitterness to cut through it. And it tastes kind of hot and boozy. Might be interesting in small doses with dessert but otherwise just a bit cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (1279) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
Bouteille sans date. Robe brune foncée n’offrant que de minces reflets. Mince col de mousse brun-gris assez laiteux et s’estompant rapidement tout en laissant une fine dentelle. Arômes de malt grillé, chocolat noir et d’alcool liquoreux qui me rapelle le Cognac. Pas une vieillissement en barrique mais comme un ajout de copeaux. Également de l’anis, vanille et caramel. En bouche, malt grillé sur fond de chocolat noir fondu, anis encore très présent, vanille. L’aspect liquoreux est plus discret. Léger café au lait, caramel et noisettes. Texture laiteuse et corps moyen un peu déficient. Dommage car avec un peu plus de rondeur, on aurait eu droit à une excellente bière de dessert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1800) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Tap on layover at Seattle airport. Dark with tan head. Coffee and dark fruit smell. Flavor follows. Lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (410) - Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2016
From can, the pour is dark brown with a a creamy brown head that lingures. The aroma is initially alcohol, vanilla and coffee. The taste is a little herbal, bright hops but not hoppy, hints of coffee. Smooth, creamy with a thick mouthfeel. The finish is sweet, malty, and a little alcohol. I like this beer, it appears dark, but taste is not a stout or porter, it’s hop profile is a good way to brighten the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hayesryan (18) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Dark chocolate malty aroma; black with brown highlights, nice but brief brown head; taste is lightly sweet with the faintest bitterness, likely from the roasted malts; the body is med-full but disappears rather quickly in a slick sort of way; I’d like to pair this beer with a chocolate dessert, maybe with s’mores, carrot cake, a nutty cheese, or a well done steak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewMstr (194) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft at O’Dunkens in Twin Falls. Black pour, definite strong ale taste with stout twist. Heavy malt taste, very little hops or bitterness. Chocolate, coffee, etc. Not great, not bad. Better fall or winter drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bomber shared by Ed. Poured a solid black body with a foamy beige head. Aroma is decently chocolatey, cardboard and brown box. Flavor is the same. Medium body with average to stronger carbonation. Nice beer for an Irish Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (3225) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2016
22oz bomber from HBT trade. Pours dark brown/almost black color with a small foamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate malts, caramel, light vanilla, and light roasted sour malts. Taste mimics the nose with some earthiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Squizzle (248) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2016
I really dig this beer. Its dark but not heavy, perfect amount of foam. High alcohol content, great name. I’m into it. Bought in Vancouver with my dad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (882) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear red-brown with a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, dried fruit and vanilla. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, dried fruit, licorice and vanilla with a dry, light boozy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Tasty.

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