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RATINGS: 234   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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   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.


4
DenverLogan (1264) - North Bend, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From a can into a Het Kapittel chalice. Pours dark brown with brown head and lace. Aroma of caramel, milk chocolate. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of dark malts, chocolate, subtle raisin and prune, caramel, slight molasses. Overall rich, flavorful, smooth and tasty.

3.7
tatinek (65) - South Dakota, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Almost black with a dark tan head. Rich dark grain and chocolate aroma. Caramel / brown sugar malt. Medium bodied. Caramel and rich malt complex flavor with a dark chocolaty finish.

3
GenDV138 (7699) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle shared at DCLawyer’s, thanks Chris! Dark brownish with beige head. Aromas of malt, caramel. Tastes of malt, caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.1
fiery1 (1665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2017
Draught @ the brewery. Pours a mostly opaque dark brown with a thin beige head. Nose is rye bread and grains. Flavour is sweet bready grains with a lasting semi sweet malt character.

3.2
phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2017
12 oz. can from poisonneddwarf - thanks again! Pours a deep, cloudy chestnut brown with a small beige head that settles into a ring and some others of film. Notes of chocolate, vanilla, dried dark fruits, toasted brown sugar, nuts, banana, and fudge. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a sweet, earthy mouthfeel that has a dash of umami. It’s okay.

3.7
mrdrock (24) - - JUL 15, 2017
Thick and consistent head with light caramel color. Strong chocolate aroma. Dark reddish brown color that has some clarity. Smooth texture with a late bite. Chocolate and coffee flavor notes. Grassy aftertaste that dissipates quickly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
JK (6289) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2017
From a bottle. Blacl beer. Malt aroma. Flavor is malt, milk sugar, and a little red wine. Good palate, but maybe too sweet.

3
maupie (1103) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2017
65cl fles. Helder donker bruin kleur, fijne romige licht bruine schuimkraag. De geur van karamel en rozijnen. Smaak is zoet, karamel, noten en rozijnen. Medium Lichaam, Veel koolzuur.

3.5
jls321 (25) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Draft in Port Angeles WA. Aroma is sweet malt. Dark brown color with beige head that fades, good lacing. Flavor is sweet malt, a little nut, raisin. Med body with soft carbonation. Easy drinking but not so memorable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
chinchill (5313) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2017
On tap in Boise Idaho. Essentially black but clear body with an excellent tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma: higher ABV evident along with dark roasted grains. Flavor follows the aroma, with some booze, dark bread and spicy hops. Overall: too boozy and hot.


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