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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Deep brown-black. Head took some coaxing. Body is lightly carbonated, soft and thickish on the tongue. Burst of sweetness right off the bat. Soda, caramel and milk chocolate is mostly what I get. Lactic sweetness lingers. Very mild hop bitterness. Some soft roast, but not nearly enough, IMO. Regardless of the style, this beer was just way too sweet / unbalanced for me.

3.4
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours black with minimal head. Smells sweet like caramel. Taste is a bit like watery vanilla/caramel. It’s more sour and bitter than expected. Smokey finish. It’s decent and drinkable.

3.1
Hoppygirlcda (29) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2012
The first whiff of this beer actually reminded me of Flinstone’s vitamins. Then the first taste reminded me of chocolate and malt. After it warmed up the fruity taste matched the smell. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
reebtogi (6277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
650ml bottle pours a hazy dark brown color with a small light beige head and very thin spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild but pleasing sweet malts. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some graininess and a hint of chocolate with a mild earthy hop bitterness. Medium to heavy body with light carbonation. Not quite a stout, more of a strong brown ale, but quite an enjoyable brew.

3.2
bigtaster (979) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Dark, malty nose. There is a good amount of drinkability, lots of sweetness, darker malts. First thing I said after tasting is weird, and still think this beer is a little off.

3.4
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2012
It’s smooth, it’s sweet, it’s IH’s Guiness knockoff as far as I’m concerned...expect it actually tastes good ;). Big sweet malt factory goes on throughout the whole taste, with hints of cocoa, sweet roast, and little bits of coffee, again all super sweet. Really smooth!

2.6
Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours a slightly murky brown colour, a little ruby in the light with a small tan head. Aroma is of grain and dark fruit scents, but nothing to special. Taste is much more sweet than bitter. Medium body, carbonation is a little flat, but the mouth feel is quite smooth. Overall this beer is unique but not something I would drink again.

3.5
TBone (17580) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2011
Bottled 0,66ltr (bought from Seattle)
Hazy brown color, small beige color. Caramelly, fudge aroma. Medium to full-bodied. Caramel, toffee, wineish, some hops and alcohol in the flavor. Smooth palate. Pleasant.

3.7
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2011
Bottled. Deep ambery brown colour, small head. Aroma is coffee, toffee, mild spices, mild roasted malts as well as some slight alcohol sweetness. Flavour is tofffee, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, mild liquorice as well as some slight notes of spices. Balanced and quite nice. A bit thin in the palate for 7.8%. Some cookies in the aftertaste.

3.2
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 wouldn’t call it a sweet stout due to its ABV and medium hoppiness.


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