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Quilter's Irish Death - Iron Horse Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

189 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 13
Gots: 13 | 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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Spikester

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a large tan head and fair amount of sticky lacings. Aroma is fine just not very robust. Taste is sweet, dark, with a fair hop load. Never would have guessed this was an Impy Stout. Tastes more like a strong ale. Decent drink and the alcohol is well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2009 01:33:40 | More by Spikester
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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-24-2013 22:30:40 | More by Eighty
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NickThePyro

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

12-24-2012 04:23:10 | More by NickThePyro
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RichH55

Illinois

5/5  rDev +31.2%

03-26-2013 17:15:11 | More by RichH55
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Braz

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-25-2012 04:16:42 | More by Braz
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Murrhey

Montana

3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from starndard pressure-cap bomber to pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Half-finger mocha head with long retention. Thin, opaque, mocha lacing. Color of reddish-clay, very hazy, only clarity comes from the edges.

S- Chocolate fudge, roasted malts, some brandy.

T- Strange flavors. Alcohol comes much more into play here, tastes like dark chocolate liqueur or a white Russian almost. Some fruity hoppiness (surprisingly) at the end of the drink as well. How peculiar. After the initial dark, roasted flavors, finishes very sweetly. Quite nice.

M- Smoooth. Finishes rather dry and tight.

O- Surprising beer. I liked it. It isn't drop-dead wonderful, but a nice roasty sort of ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 02:08:13 | More by Murrhey
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stumac

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-05-2013 03:29:04 | More by stumac
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-21-2013 03:27:07 | More by powdersoldier
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Bookseeb

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is dark like coffee with light head and lace. Smell has the aroma of rich dark fruits and molasses. Taste of dark bitter coffee with a light sweetness of molasses. Mouthfeel is thick and silky with a light spike of carbonation. A great find and loving that it's local.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2008 01:54:27 | More by Bookseeb
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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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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

11-18-2013 07:18:49 | More by Erik-P
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-15-2013 02:50:03 | More by Smurf2055
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally got around to sampling ThristyHopHead's last extra, thanks much for the opportunity to trade.

Pours out smooth but nothing thick and with a robust, creamy head the climbs up and over the edges of the glass, which I quickly vacuumed up with my mouth. Dark and clear brown (almost black) with deep blood red highlights. Little bit of lacing forms above what's left of the ring like head.

Not really like any Double Stout I've ever encountered. Considering that this comes from the west coast it is incredibly malty in the sense that there is basically no hop character, not sure if this is a sign of age or just how the beer was manufactured. Instead there seems to be a much stronger focus on the malts. Slightly herbal, slight cinnamon spiciness. More focus on roastiness, but the sweetness cuts though and sort of melts together with the roasted notes to form an aroma that can only be described as beer-like.

I was certain this beer was not a Double Stout as soon as I sipped it, really seems more like a Scotch Ale, or Baltic Porter, no real characteristics that stick out to categorize it as any American Double Stout that I am familiar with. Very roasted, almost burn malt flavors mix with a complex interplay of mildly estery yeasts and alcohol. Finish leaves a slightly grainy taste i the mouth and is not smooth at all, softly carbonated in the start and dry and loose in the finish. Not as bad as I am sort of building this beer up to be, as I like that this beer is not an over-hopped monster and does not rely on gimmicks like coffee and chocolate to present itself. A pretty good malt centric beer that I feel suffers in being considered a Double Stout. Worth a shot for malt fans.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2009 04:03:44 | More by bluemoonswoon
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510a

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

03-30-2013 23:07:50 | More by 510a
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

06-09-2014 19:14:29 | More by HoppySeb
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fishguyac

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-17-2012 04:14:22 | More by fishguyac
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bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

09-15-2013 07:22:04 | More by bernat1971
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-05-2012 10:07:18 | More by Birdlegs
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loren01

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown color, whitish brown head, slight lace down the glass.
S: Great chocolate, molasses sweet scent.
T: Real sweet and malty. Slightly fruity taste in there as well. Also has a fait piney hop aftertaste.
M: The label on this beer says its a smooth dark ale...they arent lying about how smooth this beer is..very nice!
D: I'm gonna have to go ahead and disagree with the style on this one...this is more like a double Irish red or something. This is a great beer...was a little bit hesitant to get it cause I don't really like imperial stouts..its very far from that, a very tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2010 01:56:13 | More by loren01
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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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Wetpaperbag

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this beer on growler may times and thought I would review it for a change. The I-Ho is becoming one of my favorite pit stops to make along the I-90 drive out east. Great little set up, but I always seem to miss out when they have something special hooked up. Oh well, I'll just have to keep trying.

A- Black as night with a slight head. We will call it midget head, and midget head is a light sand color.

S- Chocolate, malts, butter, coffee, and something I can't put my finger on. This beer smells like none other of the style I've had.

T- This beer has something extra that I think most beers of the style do not. This has a solid taste, very rich and malty with almost a meat marinade taste toward the end. I remember having this for the first time a few years back and there was a bit more chocolate taste to it then there is now. (Then again this growler has been sitting around for a week before I've opened it) This is just tasty and easy to drink for sure.

M- Thick and chewy, very hearty.

D- Very easy to drink, yet won't fill you up like drinking a case of Macro lagers will to get the same buzz.

Serving type: growler

06-25-2010 05:26:09 | More by Wetpaperbag
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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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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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Bfarr

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A very interesting deep dark brown with a fairly thick umber head. A nice chocolate malty aroma.
The high carbonation on this threw me for a loop. It has a deep and smooth chocolate and caramel malt body but it doesn't cling like an imperial stout. Instead it finishes quickly and smoothly as an ale would. Even with just a hint of Irish cream.

This one is very intersting. It is described on the bottle as a dark ale and I would be inclined to agree. I'll not say I'm a big fan of the feel on this one but the taste and drinkability are high. It's so easy drinking it almost seems wrong to be associated with death. If only death would go down this easy!

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 04:43:05 | More by Bfarr
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-09-2013 00:16:16 | More by mpenning13
Quilter's Irish Death from Iron Horse Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.