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Quilter's Irish Death - Iron Horse Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

185 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 13
Gots: 8 | 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: 185 | Reviews: 71 | Display Reviews Only:
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evilkorova

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

01-14-2012 23:10:41 | More by evilkorova
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abeldiaz

Washington

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

Washington

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-06-2012 05:25:46 | More by jpbebeau
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SirWilliam666

Washington

5/5  rDev +31.2%

12-13-2011 19:31:09 | More by SirWilliam666
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Anew

Washington

5/5  rDev +31.2%

12-08-2011 20:40:20 | More by Anew
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bespin15

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

12-05-2011 10:37:09 | More by bespin15
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gkangas

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

12-03-2011 04:20:12 | More by gkangas
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UpstateNYhophead

Washington

3/5  rDev -21.3%

12-01-2011 22:43:27 | More by UpstateNYhophead
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Kevlee722

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

12-01-2011 20:37:33 | More by Kevlee722
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mrunseen

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

11-29-2011 04:54:50 | More by mrunseen
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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

11-23-2011 19:36:08 | More by beefandbean22
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Ryburr

California

5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-18-2011 03:50:18 | More by Ryburr
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rrock44

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2011 01:55:05 | More by rrock44
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djbreezy

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap in a 12 oz glass at By the Bottle in Vancouver, WA.

appearance - dark with some transparency, some lacing

smell - candy and sugar, malts

taste - very sweet, candy and sugar notes mixed with a malty backbone

mouthfeel - a bit on the creamy side, smooth but oily

overall - i really dig what they've done with this...it doesn't really match a set style but that's just fine. it's an interesting beer and worth a try. fatigues after too much but worth a glass!

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2011 17:58:42 | More by djbreezy
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live2ride

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Who cares what style it is. If you like dark beer; porters, stouts or hefty browns, you'll love this one. Head is substantial but doesn't last long. Leaves nice lacing. Best consumed borderline room temperature for greatest aroma. Delicious fall evening campfire sipper. Good roasty, chocolatey notes with a subtle hint of fruit.

Recommended serving: Around a campfire at sunset with 3 good friends and a faithful dog.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 02:44:19 | More by live2ride
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NWer

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Generous pour into my brandy snifter yields darkness and an average head for a bold ABV beer. Settles down to nothing. No lace. No bubbles. Nothing.
Lots of discussion as to style. I see it as a Scotch Ale. Suits me.
Sweetness, chocolate, bold notes.
A very slight cloyness made me drop the score a little on the mouthfeel.
A very enjoyable beer just slightly off to keep it from being rated higher.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 23:32:15 | More by NWer
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Franch

New York

3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

billed as a "stout" incorrectly by the bar i was at, it was instead a strong dark ale. hides its ABV deceptively well, very drinkable, but very forgettable. VERY sweet through a cherry/plum/raisin-y note. where its ABV is hidden by the lack of heat, perhaps it comes out in this sweetness. the sweetness, however, was not accompanied by a thick or syrupy mouthfeel - it was rather thin.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2011 05:34:33 | More by Franch
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Docer

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: (3.5)
- Pours a dark murky coffee brown.. can't see through it. Minimal light tan to off-white head.. maybe half a finger if lucky. Settles to a nice sized ring of lace making goodness. Light solid dusting on top.

Smell: (4.0)
- Pleasant sweet malt aromas. Quite unique. Light cocoa, grainy husky red ale-like quality. Touch of smoked wood, smoked and/or roasted grain. Slightly grassy and herbal.

Taste: (4.0)
- Sweet cocoa, biscuity, bready dark malt. Smoked roasty flavor. Very herbal and grassy hop. Pretty darn good. Bitterness shines towards the finish. A nice sweet aftershock of sorts hits the palate after the swallow as well. Perhaps a touch of ginger and molasses.

Mouth Feel: (4.5)
- Devilishly smooth. This is a perfectly carbonated, medium bodied brew with a silky smooth and creamy texture. Very high marks on this for the feel. Bitterness leads to some slight drying, and a chewy quality.

Overall: (4.0)
- This is a great brew. If you are looking for a perfectly drinkable creamy smooth dark ale.. this is it. This would be gold on nitro I am guessing.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 05:50:23 | More by Docer
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ferrari29

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from bottle into a stemless Tulip shaped wine glass

A - Dark smooth ale color; beer poured with a one finger foam; bubbly carbonated look; moderate amount of lacing formed on the sides of the glass; head held very well; visible amount of yeast sediment sits on the bottom of the glass

S - Malt scents with a tangy nose; grape; biscuit; sour fruit notes; subtle hints of chocolate or coffee or roasted malt

T - Sweet malt tastes like caramel; some tangy notes of sour grapes; smooth and nice aftertaste, not very bitter; light touch of coffee

M - Frothy and bubbly; good solid body; slightly effervescent

D - Nice; I dig this beer; I would have a another, but not too many

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 17:04:58 | More by ferrari29
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kola

Virginia

4.72/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A very dark brown ale. Leaves a lot of tracing on the glass. I got plenty of gold colored head that lasted longer than I expected.

S Decent chocolate and caramel. Not overpowering, but it's there and is good.

T This beer hit the spot for me. Lots of malt, coffee, and caramel in the mix, and a nice sweet touch that kept me coming back for more. Notes of dark fruit in the background. If I didn't know the alcohol content before hand, I'd never have guessed how much was there until after trying to stand up.

M Not too thick (this is an ale, not a stout), but plenty of body. Quite satisfying.

O If there was ever a reason for me to want to live in the Northwest, this beer is it. One of the best comfort ales I have run across. Yum!!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 22:50:31 | More by kola
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beerandcycling88

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this from a cask at the micro-pub in downtown Ellensburg.

A This beer is dark in color as you would expect with a slight reddish tint, however it is still a little translucent so nothing spectacular. The head was fairly short lived but there was a good bit of lacing.

S The nose of the beer is faint, there are hints of coffee, fruit and malt but nothing strong enough to stand out.

T The taste of this beer is pretty good. The 7.8% is hidden pretty well by massive amounts of malt, a hint of coffee and a slight fruity background which kind of reminds me of cherry cough syrup but in a good way, like if cough syrup actually tasted good.

M This beer is very smooth but kind of light for a darker beer.

Overall I say this is a good beer that is quite unique and well worth trying, it is an enjoyable drink and at 7.8% it will put you in a good place. So if you are in Ellensburg it is worth getting a bottle.

Serving type: cask

03-22-2011 06:43:30 | More by beerandcycling88
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Liberaldrinker

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the best brown ale I have ever drank. Superb flavor and drinkability. The beer has a wonderful almost chocalately sweet smoothness. I had it out the bottle for the first time last night and it was almost as good as it is on tap. Pricey, but well worth it.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 15:36:50 | More by Liberaldrinker
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jdense

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Uncle Sam's, Kennewick, WA, in non-frozen shaker pint glass, $4.25, 1.29.11.

Full pour, minimal head and significant lacing. Medium brown almost opaque darkness, no visible carbonation. Tan head what there is, significant lacing. Nose is faint milk chocolate and even more faint floral hops. Taste is on the sweet side, chocolate is more prominent than nose, floral hops are well hidden on back end, a bit of roast not coffee, more carafan-ish than roast, hops subsumed by big malt mill. Mouthfeel on the light side of medium, medium effervescence. Drinkability above average, served too damn cold despite room temperature glass. Overall not that great, lacking in hop and roast character.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2011 03:50:57 | More by jdense
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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
Quilter's Irish Death from Iron Horse Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.