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Created by the breweryís founder, Quilterís 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Quiz18 (1) - Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2007 does not count
I like this beer its a good beer for those who have never tried a darker beer. It is sweet but for those of us who arenít in love with the crazy bitterness found in IPAís i donít think it will be a problem. Obviously, my fellow raters are no strangers to the dark side, and have forgotten what its like to just be starting out.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SirLancelot (1) - - FEB 1, 2012 does not count
This is an amazing dark ale with what I perceived to be many stout characteristics. The aroma is rich, and the flavor is simply out of this world. This is easily one of the top 5 "most impressed by" beers Iíve ever had. The mouthfeel is rich and smooth and finish is awesome. Itís hard to find but so worth it when you do!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TyMason (1) - Chehalis, USA - JUL 17, 2013 does not count
Great dark beer! if you like Guinness you will like this beer.... maybe even better.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CharleyNewman (1) - - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
Dark and delicious. Tasted it at a beer tasting event in Seattle. Very rich and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cwrw42 (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2012
The more I drink this the more I like it. As the brewer says it defies style guidelines but it works, it really works. First taste was reminiscent of a mild or sweet porter, but then the complexity hits you. Sweet, malty with roasty overtones and just enough hops to keep it balanced. Blows the 4 pint test out of the water give me 6!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Arthaey (15) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Sweet and malty, with a slight bourbon-y taste. This is definitely jumping onto my "favorites" shortlist!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
targhee (30) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2011
I love this beer. Dark as a dunkel with a hop kick. Very refreshing. If you like New Belgiumís 1554 and want to step it up a notch, this is a great way to go. Agree with the "limit one", as the octane will sneak up on you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pender19 (1) - Ketchikan, Alaska, USA - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
Such a smooth stout. From the first drop, all night long. This beer is incredible. I usually only drink dark beers inn the winter but I love this any time of any day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle purchased because of great name. Black. Thin layer of creamy off-white head. Thick aroma. Creamy. Touch of molasses. Thick tasty spicy dark ale. Tasty molasses and peat.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hugeclowns (1) - - APR 30, 2011 does not count
Honestly, I understand the pretentious trend to demonize highly drinkable delicious beer...oh, wait, I donít. This beer is delicious. Sure the aroma isnít really there, but I donít think most people really care. (And a rating system is used to endorse a beer which one believes another should try, not to voice oneís pretentious views on whether or not it is bitter enough, or fits a category (though it may be fair to warn drinkers if it doesnít, this should not effect the rating)). This beer is what beer should be: easy to drink, with lots of alcohol, and a nice refreshing taste. If one has come to acquire some reverence for the bitter drought that normally is a stout, all power to you, and I like it too. But please, shut up, pick up a beer, drink it, and see if it tastes good.

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