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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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.

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   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2240) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
Dark brown with a light tan, creamy head. Roasted aroma, light cooa, earthy. Finishes bittersweet with lingering earthy hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6396) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle: brown hue with minimal head nor lace. Not an Irish Stout, not by a long shot but more akin to a Schwartzbier IMO... sweet stout? I guess that will be okay. (see what is in the description above) Heavy bready and caramelized malts with a fair amount of roast. Almost no bitterness outside some clean noble character. Faint dark fruit esters. Slick and soft mouthfeel... okay for what it is

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smallfry (161) - - FEB 16, 2015
(Bottle) Nice rich coffee + chocolate flavor in this one. It’s not anything spectacular but it’s a pretty decent stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MikeAH (4) - Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2015 does not count
A very good beer that I have enjoyed many times. I would highly recommend this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WABeerFiend (306) - - JAN 18, 2015
Poured from a fresh growler into a tumbler on 08.23.14. A: Chocolate malt and earthy like root beer. Sweet smelling. A: 3 finger head. Dark brown nearly opaque body with a see through bottom. T: Licorice, earthy sweetness, and caramel dominate. It has a root-like back end. P: Watery, but carbonated enough. O: This seems more like a Scotch ale, but it’s hard to define. It’s very, very sweet, enough that I can’t drink more than 2 glasses of it before it wears on me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Duchammer (121) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle: poured mahogany with light to no head with alot of floaters. Aroma a nice creamy chocalte in the nose followed by a little heat from the alcohol. Taste had chocolate light body for a sweet stout and light biscuit followed by alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (1980) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Tap, Famous Dave’s, Kalispell, Montana. Dark brown, sweet aroma. Sweet, caramel flavour, some sugar, but just too sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikedevilsfan (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Dark brown color with a little light coming through. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, more sweet almost candy smell. Taste is lots of caramel sweetness, sugar and is slightly cloying, but not overly. I was really interested to try this because Rate Beer calls this a sweet stout. BA calls it a strong ale. I can see both sides on this, but whatever you call it, it’s good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2061) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Picked up at a gas station, was not expecting much. Pours motor oil black, thin khaki head. Strong espresso, mild bitter chocolate. Light body, silky mouthfeel. Finish is coffee grinds. Pretty decent.

   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.

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