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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Created by the brewerys founder, Quilters 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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bomber served in a tulip. Pours dark brown-black with zero head. Subtle malted aroma, minimal roast, and plenty of skunky hops on the nose. Malty - scotch ale style - and some sweetness on the palate. Medium-full body, soft-creamy-thick texture, little carbonation, and caramely malt and hopped finish. Interesting beer, but I wouldnt call it a sweet stout due to its ABV and medium hoppiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5460) - Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle a dark black with red highlights. Aromas of chocolate and hops. Taste follows the aromas with a sweet flavor of chocolate and some hop citrus bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Bottle: Poured a deep black with red edges, the head was tan in color. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is oily with roasted malt and bakers chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2011
1Pint 6oz. Btl. Pours dark brown and lightly fizzy. Aroma has chocolate hints, resin and malty flavors. Taste is flat intially; then finishes strong as chocolate and malt flavors dominate. Overall; the beer is heavy, much like traditional Dark Ales; try with vanilla or coffee flavored ice cream to help the flavor POP!...seriously.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (757) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Pours a cloudy dark reddish color, with a thin white head. They call it a dark smooth ale, and they nailed it. I really like this one. Taste is a little sweet and malty, and the alcohol kick is there. Very smooth and very drinkable. Thumbs up on this one!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Bomber. Solid dark brown colored in appearance with creamy light brown head. Aroma blends roasted malt, molasses, barley, cocoa and citrus. The taste starts out strong on the toasted malt, toffee and caramel followed by some prunes, oats and alcohol. The body is very smooth and creamy with a malty, dry finish. Kind of like a Dark Lager crossed with an Oatmeal Stout. Definitely worth a try for dark beer lovers.

4.4
   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 Belgiums 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - JUN 4, 2011
pours deep brown thin kaki head toffie notes on the nose its a semi sweet not an english brown more like alesmith nautical nut good beer shared w/3rd dimension good looking out gee...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Pour is chestnut brown with a thin khaki head...smell is slightly toasty and sweet...taste is very much the same...toasty and sweet...not a hop to be found...easy to drink with no perceptible booze, but just really sweet...lots of vanilla and caramel in this...too sweet...

4.3
   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 dont. This beer is delicious. Sure the aroma isnt really there, but I dont think most people really care. (And a rating system is used to endorse a beer which one believes another should try, not to voice ones pretentious views on whether or not it is bitter enough, or fits a category (though it may be fair to warn drinkers if it doesnt, 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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