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Quilter's Irish Death - Iron Horse Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.92%
Wants: 14
Gots: 26 | 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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Ratings: 211 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Ceballonegro, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

brandon911, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

sgttibbs, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of ZachStone625
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If you love malty brews, don't care for the bitterness of a double IPA and love a starch-heavy beer with a near 8% ABV, look no further.

This is your malty "beer candy" as the brewer proclaims. Almost no bitterness to balance and finish it, there's a prominent malty front and middle with a surprisingly clean and warm finish to wrap up this strong ale. This is a great beer if you're a fan of amber, red, or brown ales - malt heavy but laying back on the hops. There are only malt and alcohol flavors here, and the 7.80% abv is deceptively approachable, you won't even notice how strong it is until it hits your face like a boxer punch on your third pint.

If you love red, ambers, porters, and brown ales, but want the desired effect of an American Strong ale without the groin punch of bitterness a triple IPA serves up, go for this.

My only complaints with this beer is the sweetness and the carbonation. It goes flat worse than a warm diet Coke - unless you get and drink this from the tap at BevMo and slam down two pints pronto, you're looking at a fizzless beer. The sweetness might be from the yeast getting tired of producing huge amounts of alcohol and dying off from their byproduct, yielding an approachable brew, but I like the bubbles coalescing from my tongue. What happened? Don't buy a 22 bottle and go on a road trip from Portland to Seattle, head and lacing will vanish in seconds. Again,. maybe the yeast couldn't handle it, but more carbonation would definitely make this beer world-class.

ZachStone625, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of lwillitz
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass

A - cloudy dark brown body under a finger of medium tan bubbles, beautiful cascading bubbles

S - caramel sweetness, roasty malt, dark fruits, alcohol

T - roast malts predominate, dark fruits, hint of vanilla, almost a wooden flavor, alcohol, semisweet finish with an aftertaste of alcohol; alcohol hides pretty well until the finish

M - thick, chewy, smooth full body; meduim carbonation; alcohol warmth, especially in the finish

O - This one's great if you're looking for a dark malty ale on the sweeter side.

lwillitz, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

sevenshubby, Jul 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Birdlegs, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

KTCamm, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into Russian River -tion glass. Appearance is a deep chestnut brown with auburn highlights. A thin layer of head sticks around to form a collar. Not much in the way of lacing. The nose features some sweeter notes of vanilla and cherry along with notes of caramel and toffee. Not getting anything in the way of hops. The taste is pretty sweet, just as the nose suggests, with lots of vanilla and caramel paired with dark fruits. The sweetness is strong but never becomes cloying. The mouthfeel features mellow carbonation with a moderate to heavy body. Overall, this is a malty treat that is balanced well and is deceptively strong.

homebrew311, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

chrisfallon83, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of GNWBC
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz Bomber

Pours a mirky dark brown reddish color

Smells of roasted malt burnt/brown sugar and booze

Taste follows the nose, but it really leaves a lingering taste in your mouth.

Mf. pretty smooth and silky

OA: not to bad, good with heavy rich foods.

GNWBC, May 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Rudy, May 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

BCross, May 09, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark burgundy, with a 2 finger tan head. Small waves of lacing remain.

S- sweet dark fruits, toffee, caramel, some roasted malts.

T- sweet figs, roasted malts, some faint bitter chocolate.

M- medium body and carbonation. Easy drinkability with a slight acidity at the finish.

O- meh. Just an average beer. If you like sweeter beers with some roastiness you will enjoy this beer.

kawilliams81, May 09, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours black with a 1 finger head of off white foam and has some nice lacing.

It smells roasty with a hint or 2 of fruit, but the nose is very light and I'm serving it at room temp. And then, I take a few more whiffs and I get lots of alcohol with an almost cognac like aroma.

There's some roasted malt in the taste, a touch of fruit, a light tartness, and quite a bit of a milky flavour with some notes that resemble something that has been barrel aged. That being said, it's tasty and brings quite a bit of warming.

On the edge of being full bodied with a light amount of carbonation, it certainly IS a smooth one. I like it.

Bitterbill, Apr 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

twelveinches, Apr 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jcr8611, Mar 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

carmackj, Mar 25, 2012
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2.3/5  rDev -39.8%
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.

harrymel, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

piclee, Mar 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

xxcarpxx, Feb 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Belize2000, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

zagduck, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Daveychu, Feb 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

goblue65, Jan 22, 2012
Quilter's Irish Death from Iron Horse Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.