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Quilter's Irish Death - Iron Horse Brewery

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Quilter's Irish DeathQuilter's Irish Death

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BA SCORE
86
very good

191 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 13
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Horse Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 09-18-2007)
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towlea25

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

01-07-2012 18:00:25 | More by towlea25
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t0rin0

California

1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

10-15-2012 01:30:48 | More by t0rin0
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maximum12

Minnesota

1.6/5  rDev -58%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Thanks to a, ah, unnamed but generous BA who dropped this bottle in as an extra to a winter-time trade. A brewery I hadn't heard of before, always a good thing. Nice bottle!

Pours flat, oily, dead black. No hint of carbonation, which is a bit disconcerting. Smell is lactose & sweet, like a milk stout, not strong.

Sadly, this is not a good beer. I'm not sure if the lack of carbonation is the sign of a bad bottle or if this is just naturally putrid. There's a touch of sweet, but the overwhelming taste is of burnt, acrid, dirt-stomped coffee grounds. The taste is only slight sub-average, but the aftertaste this leaves with your normal beer drinker is appalling. Makes me want to go brush my teeth with steel wool & ice cream.

Drinkability not good. Drain pour, for both myself & the wife. Too bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 00:51:13 | More by maximum12
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waldowin

Washington

2.05/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm not sure what to classify this beer as, but Imperial Stout is most definitely wrong. It's closer to a super-sweet scotch ale, by far.

Pours a slightly translucent amber so dark as to be nearly brown. Light shining through the sides comes through as merely slightly lighter. Certainly not a black beer by any measure.

No head on the pour, extremely thin white ring forms, no lacing. Smells of sherry, taffy, and candied sugars, with a hint of saltwater. Taste is of conflicting sweetnesses, almost no hops apparent. Aftertaste is slightly sickly-sweet, sticky, and unbalanced.

I'm not sure I'll make it through the 22oz, to be honest. And I've finished some pretty awful beers.

Again, this is certainly not a stout by any measure, and I don't just mean in termsof quality. I'm not sure where the style label came from.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 07:27:24 | More by waldowin
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PEBKAC

New York

2.3/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle from LetsPour. Ommegang chalice to try & keep everything compact.

Cream-colored flimsy head. Muggy, dark brown body. Light sleeping sediment; I tried.

Smells like a like a brown ale with some cacao nibs & cherry juice added. A bit medicinal.

Some toasty grain on the taste, but it honestly tastes how it smells. Some licorice. Curious nuttiness on the trail end. Not really all that sweet, just sloppy.

Frothy tongue. Really low carbonation, barely a tickle. Rough alcohol. This is not 7.8%.

At least the shipping was free.

/shrug

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 03:50:38 | More by PEBKAC
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harrymel

Washington

2.3/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brewery.
Hazy brown ale with a slight caramel hue. Done sweet Esters or banana and clove. Smells of smooth milk chocolate and hints of molasses malts. Nice brown ale flavor is then upended with some sweet what I think are off flavors in the beer, but this is the flagship beer so must be their intention.medium body and low carb and semi dry finish.I don't really care for this one.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2012 22:09:37 | More by harrymel
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woemad

Washington

2.53/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber purchased at the Rosauer's up the hill from me for $3.69. No freshness date. I tried this once on-tap about a year ago.

Poured a viscous-looking black, with a tan head that was so thin and brief I'm not sure it was ever actually there.

Vague dark fruit and brown sugar odor. Nobody else home.

Weird acidic taste to this. Very mild raisin-like flavor that does not stand up well at all with the brown sugary thing, which isn't too strong on it's own but dominates by default. There's some metallic notes in the mix as well.

Coating, kinda dead mouthfeel.

Truly a lousy beer. Grimly drinkable. Seems like this brewery has gone quality skydiving.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 08:07:39 | More by woemad
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dnichols

Washington

2.53/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was poured a pint from the tap at the Town Crier in Richland, Washington on St. Patrick's Day. It was marketed as "Irish Death" by the bartender and we were told it had an ABV of 8%.

A: It poured a blackish brown body that when back lit appeared more like a Doctor Pepper (black body with reddish tints around the edges). The head was nearly non-existent (there was a thin ring around the collar by the time the drink arrived at out table) as was the lacing.

S: The aromas were very thin with whiffs of chocolate and sweet roasted malts dominating.

T: It tasted more like a thin Porter than a Stout. It was very sweet (to its determent), thin, and hopless. The sweets on the front end tasted more like brown sugar diluted in colored water than a robust porter or Irish Stout. There was not bite or coffee bitterness or flavors of fruits or spices. Surprisingly the alcohol was well hidden.

M: It was thin bodied and sweet. It finished clean and had no aftertaste. If this were a black lager I would be impressed.

D: For an 8% ABV brew it was easy to drink. It was refreshing and light-bodied.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2008 20:36:39 | More by dnichols
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yaegerje

Minnesota

2.53/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - A beautiful dark stout, creamy tan head, glorious tiny bubbles.

S - Coffee McCoffeestein, how are you? Yah, a little bit of coffee coming through, just a little sarcasm too.

T - Honestly, it tasted like old coffee grounds and some random stout, just way too much coffee coming through, sorry Jim...

M - Pretty good, really heavily carbonated, belching storm ensued.

D - I kinda tried to ignore the taste, it was just so darn strong... otherwise pretty enjoyable!

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 01:54:24 | More by yaegerje
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LieutenantWort

Washington

2.55/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drinking from a 22oz bomber, poured into an imperial pint glass. Color is very dark, chestnut brown. Not much head, just a thin ring that hangs on all the way to the end of the glass.

Taste is um... interesting. Very sharp, stabbing sweetness quickly followed by a medicinal tang. No deeper notes in the aftertaste. Mouth feel is quite thin. Not what I'd call a stout, exactly (I expect a heavier mouth feel and more body to the taste).

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2009 10:36:44 | More by LieutenantWort
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Kevin73

Washington

2.83/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a partially transparent ruddy brown with a very thin head that disappears quickly with almost no lacing. The smell is dark chocolate and indistinguishable fruit that was not quite orange citrus which, darn it all, would have been nice. My first sip tasted distinctly like green olives, that put me off a bit. Fortunately the flavor changed and I was able to savor the sweetness of the bready malts balancing the high ABV. Still it's a thin ale with a watery back end. I guess you would classify this as a malty porter, where as porters are normally hopped, but definitely not a stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 23:33:14 | More by Kevin73
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jpbebeau

Washington

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-06-2012 05:25:46 | More by jpbebeau
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-24-2012 19:58:46 | More by jaidenjb
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abeldiaz

Washington

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-12-2012 19:40:32 | More by abeldiaz
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UpstateNYhophead

Washington

3/5  rDev -21.3%

12-01-2011 22:43:27 | More by UpstateNYhophead
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RJLarse

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Pastime in Ritzville. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a black walnut color with very little head. It looks like a cola.

Smell is faint and non-descript.

Taste is sweet malted grain flavor with a mild bitterness along side.

Mouthfeel is smooth, maybe a little thin for the style. No cloying at all, but there is a little alcohol heat.

Drinkable for a taste and mouthfeel perspective, but a little high on ABV to be sessionable. Still a couple are nice.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2009 18:18:46 | More by RJLarse
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-14-2013 00:44:03 | More by Hopmodium
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BrandonZp5

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-25-2014 03:35:43 | More by BrandonZp5
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bvermilion

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-11-2013 05:18:00 | More by bvermilion
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dqbeerad

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-19-2013 02:29:02 | More by dqbeerad
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Sokool

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-28-2013 18:21:58 | More by Sokool
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tastymug

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-24-2014 00:32:47 | More by tastymug
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-09-2013 00:16:16 | More by mpenning13
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bum732

Lesotho

3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

S: slightly fruity, some coffee and chocolate, a lot of alcohol.

L: Very dark brown with ruby highlights, light tan head that dissipates to a ring of foam.

T: Slightly fruity esters with a coffee backbone. Some toffee with some alcohol. Medium bitterness followed by a touch of caramal sweetness.

M: Medium-bodied, medium-low carbonation, alcohol very noticeable.

A pretty messy beer. I would hardly call it a double stout, more like a big Irish stout. A lot of alcohol is present which really distracts some of the other aromas and flavors. Not a fan.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 03:57:29 | More by bum732
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass.

Pours very dark brown, very little foam. Some tan spots start out but fizzes out. Very malty nose. Some milk chocolate. Opens a sour malty taste. Very light carbonation leads to a creamy malt. If there is a hop in here, its buried in the thick wash of the malt. Ok.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 11:54:13 | More by KTCamm
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Quilter's Irish Death from Iron Horse Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.