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Quilter's Irish Death | Iron Horse Brewery

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Quilter's Irish DeathQuilter's Irish Death
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
369 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by RedDiamond on 09-18-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,363
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
369
pDev:
13.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 369 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of djrn2
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t0rin0
1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a muddy dark brown with a foamy tan head that leaves strands of lacing with every sip

Smell: Toffee and cherry cola (or Dr. Pepper, perhaps)

Taste: Toffee with a cherry cola character building in the middle; hints of fig and date, but none too prominent and, perhaps a dusting of cocoa powder; finishes rather sweet, with a cola undertone in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Interesting to read the reviews of this beer as various raters try to wrap their brains around this beer; moving it to a Strong Ale was a good idea as clearly it is not a beer that lands in stout territory; I am not a big fan of sweet beers but I found this rather enjoyable

Thanks, kemoarps, for the opportunity

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Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Boise Idaho.
Essentially black but clear body with an excellent tan head and sticky lacing.
Aroma: higher ABV evident along with dark roasted grains.
Flavor follows the aroma, with some booze, dark bread and spicy hops.
Overall: too boozy and hot.

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Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber brown with a sticky foam and lots of lacing in the narrow-waisted glass. Sudsy mouthfeel with a creamy carbonation. This does defy categorization, but it's a dark brew that seems like an odd Baltic Porter for a couple of sips. But it gradually reveals weirdness on all fronts.

Darkly rich with sweet caramel and burnt sugar. The sugary flavor never goes away, and the candy and leaf mold finish is just too strange. Then it tastes like an imperial Hefeweizen with flavored M&Ms. Butter and caramel aroma. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at The Market in Anacortes.

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

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle:

Pours very dark brown. A thin, tan, lasting head leaves trailing lace.

The smell is of caramel/toffee, chocolate, some peat.

The taste is of chocolate, anise/licorice, caramel/toffee. Dark fruit peaks through as it progresses. A hint of peat and some earthy hops balances it, while leaving it pleasantly sweetness.

It has a smooth, medium body.

An interesting, unique, enjoyable dark brew. Pretty complex. As the brewery claims, doesn't fit neatly into a traditional style (so the broad "American Strong Ale" fits it well enough. A very nice, different, sweet-leaning dark brew.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with very little light transmission and a half finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Nice aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, hints of coffee and vanilla. Flavor starts similar to the aroma, with toasted malt, chocolate and nuts with a lighter fruit element quickly developing to finish with dark malt, light cherry and berry juice, chocolate and a light tartness in the finish. Medium bodied with bright carbonation. A beefed up brown ale with an interesting flavor progression from almost a nut brown into a lighter slightly tart brown. The ABV is well covered, probably explaining the demise of the quilter. Interesting and I'm long overdue reviewing this local classic.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of stevoj
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Albertsons. This ones all over the place, like pinkzambia said, lots of different elements of lots of different styles. Yes, its black, head a bit thin for a stout. Tons of sweetness, mostly malt, some candy. Then there's a smidge of bitterness, equal parts roast grains and hops. So they admit it's a sweet, malt bomb, and that's what we get. Definitely not for everyone's palate.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of flagmantho
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: extremely dark brown in color with not much in the way of translucence. One finger of creamy tan head. Looks pretty good.

Smell: roasted malts, coffee and a little tart character. Pretty good; smells a lot like and English porter.

Taste: quite a lot of bitter, tart roastiness up front. Starts off kind of astringent but mellows in the aftertaste. Flavor drifts off into chocolate notes toward the end. A nice dynamic experience, if a bit bitier than I'd like.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice level of carbonation. Creamier than I normally expect an imperial stout to be.

Drinkability: this beer is not bad but not exactly a session brew.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mostly brown appearance, dark, hits a beige head in the 1/2" range. Aroma dropped some peaty and brown malt notes.

Taste hid the alcohol ok, hid the alcohol decently, lots of toffee. Coating. Not overly viscous or thick.

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Quilter's Irish Death from Iron Horse Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 369 ratings
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