Quilter's Irish Death | Iron Horse Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
387 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:
#11,528
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
387
pDev:
13.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
107
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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

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
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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Photo of SteveO64
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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Photo of bad_shaver
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TWStandley
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryften
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz can
Served in a becker glass

This beer pours black. It is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves very little lacing.

The aroma is sweet and earthy. As it warms I get some roasted malt notes with cocoa and coffee.

The taste starts out sweet. Roasted flavors come out as it warms. I get hints of coffee and dark chocolate.

Moderate to light bodied

It drinks like a swarzbier even though it is an ale. It is definitely better as it warms.

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

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sqpat
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeymooTJ
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Midnight black with just the slightest tint of red when held up to the light. Caramel off white head that looks inviting then recedes quickly

Smell: sweet molasses mixed with a hint of alcohol

Taste: super sweet malt up front. A hint of apricot after swallowing and a bready finish with an ever so slight hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: Really thin and a bit disappointing considering the color and malty nose. The 7.8 abv probably had a lot to do with that

Overall: I did enjoy this brew. It had its ups and downs however. It's beautiful in the glass. The initial taste is amazing. However it finishes flat and its hard to get past the thin mouthfeel

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

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

Photo of MidloRapid
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cacophonyofroaring
4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bl00
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Quilter's Irish Death from Iron Horse Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 387 ratings