Quilter's Irish Death | Iron Horse Brewery

Quilter's Irish DeathQuilter's Irish Death
BA SCORE
69%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 361 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:
#9,613
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
361
Liked:
249
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
13.73%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
96
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 361 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of Radcpa
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A very light appearance for a dark beer. Mild aroma. A little head. Taste is marginal for a dark beer that has a wide spread following in many restaurants. They need a good beer consultant.

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Photo of NIEric
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OlyBob
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can, not as good as a freshly tapped keg, but still surprisingly tasty.
Nice and smooth without any harsh aftertaste for a dark rich ale.

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

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IDnotvalid
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MattinIdaho
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

This beer is a regular in my fridge. Very nice dark ale. You wouldn't know it's strength as it's a very subtle and tasty beer.
A six pack lasts me a while as it's not a beer I would drink a lot of, just a couple then move onto another brew.

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

22oz bottle served in a tall glass. Beer pours black, tinged with brown around the edges, with a small chestnut head. Aroma is of molasses and betrays a bit of the 7.6% ABV printed on the label.

For some reason I assumed this was a (double) Irish Stout based on the label and the color of the brew. But no, it's a Strong Ale. And knowing that it's intended to be a strong ale makes me appreciate the flavor significantly more. The flavor is a on the malty side, with commensurate alpha hops, but not at all roasty or nutty or creamy. Yes, the ethanol comes through on the palate, but other than that, the balance is pretty reasonable. Medium caramel barley character suggests to me Imperial Red Ale. Subtler flavors of licorice, possibly even figs or dates.

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Photo of pirfle
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bearman13
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 unclekeith
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pitch dark, little lacing
malt malt malt malt malt malt malt malt malt malt malt malt malt malt
hops hops hops
malt malt malt malt malt malt malt malt malt malt malt malt malt malt

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Photo of grnmtnman
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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 redfish2942
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | 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 tomb_ride
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bamberger603
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stashcraft08
2.45/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of taylorxmade
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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Quilter's Irish Death from Iron Horse Brewery
Beer rating: 69% out of 100 with 361 ratings
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