Quilter's Irish Death | Iron Horse Brewery

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3.86/5
Very Good
400 Ratings
Quilter's Irish DeathQuilter's Irish Death
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Horse Brewery
Washington, United States
iron-horse-brewery.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RedDiamond on 09-18-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,132
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
400
pDev:
13.47%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
111
Trade:
0
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Photo of FxLB
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsteeves97
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin eggshell white foamy head sliding off at a decent pace. Barely any lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of sweet milk chocolate, mild roast, caramel/toffee malts and molasses.
The flavor yields to the sweetness of it all, meshing all of the prior mentioned aromas. Fairly thick aftertaste of milk chocolate and caramel/toffee malts.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. For a higher ABV-ed strong ale, it moved quite smooth and easy going down. Carbonation felt fine.
Overall, somewhat different for an American strong ale as it doesn't seem to stay in the box of the style. To me, perhaps again if offered.

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Photo of Lisamarie_5000
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lilj2005
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably the best beer you can find in Southwest Idaho... :-)

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Photo of byronic
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hydrate
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very smooth, especially for the high ABV. Sweet but not overly. Tastes like an ale, but not a crazy sweet ale. It's dark in color but don't expect it to be dry or stout like. It's an ale & it tastes like one.

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Photo of lacikuss
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dshansen1184
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandisvi
4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MjBrewhouse
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kyle1234
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Deebap
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sulldaddy
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Sampling a 16 oz can poured into my snifter. The beer is part of a trade with mt_griz99. thank you!
The beer pours a dark chocolate brown color which is a deep mahogany when my glass is held up to the light. There is a creamy khaki colored head of 2 cm that recedes to a sturdy edge layer soon after my pour. This layer remains through out my sampling and gives some spotty lacing after each sip.
The aroma is sweet chocolate, brown sugar, molasses and some dark fruit. No hop presence of any sort and the booze is not present on the nose either. First sip reveals a lighter body than expected and fine rolling carbonation. The texture is fairly crisp and the beer is easy to drink. This feels like a schwarzbier in texture etc.
Flavor is what I expect after smelling the nose. All malt with sweet chocolate and some roasted malt notes. I also get dark fruit and brown sugar, this is a fairly sweet beer. Again, the hops arent here, and the booze is hidden too.
I find this beer very easy to drink and enjoyable, it is a bit one dimensional as a malt bomb, but there is some depth to the malt profile. Im glad to have tried it.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The perfect end to an ex-bartender's St. Patrick's Day. And a fine brewery to visit if you're in Spokane.

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Photo of bv51
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billservo
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickSMpls
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Rich dark brown, not quite opaque. Nose of malt, roasted grains. It's a good, not great strong ale. The taste is dry, well balanced malts, good carbonation and mouthfeel. It's a bit of a one-note samba in the taste and lacks the depth we've seen from others.

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4.73/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RB3
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark out of the can; a little hazy but without particulate. Nice head.

Couldn't tell if it was a porter or a stout, and then realized it is simply Iron Horse's take on a Guinness. Dark, smooth, and no overpowering notes besides the odor of burnt tire. Easy to not screw up if you don't try.

Very drinkable. The packaging pompous and horrible.

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Quilter's Irish Death from Iron Horse Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 400 ratings