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 Antg8989
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

For a beer called "Irish Death", this is awfully close to a Scotch Ale. It's very sweet and very malty. The hops are mostly hidden. I couldn't really decide whether I liked it or not. I'd take a drink, and think "too sweet". Then I'd come back to it 10 minutes later, take another drink, and think, "no that's pretty tasty." I split the bottle over two nights, and was never tempted to drink it too quickly. If you like sweet malty beers, this might be just the ticket for you. I do expect most American Strong Ales to be more complex than this.

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Photo of rarigney
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SamuelMiller
2.66/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

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 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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Photo of Chief_Gierhahn
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good beer very similar to something I have had overseas.

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Photo of NWatters
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Aleforme
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drews240
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noooddle
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beardsley_firkins
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a bomber into a large german stein so I could fit all of it at once ( *pro tip* keeping to "one" drink is a lot easier this way).
Looks like a red-brown ale; tobacco colored with reddish tints around the edges where light can pass through. Almost no head except for a bit around the edges; slight bubbles around edges as well.
Smells a lot like toffee - sweetness & roasty malts.
Tastes actually similar to Wells' Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale, if you've had that. Fairly sweet with a little metallic backbone (like an English porter) & some caramel, but not much else. Alcohol is well-hidden.
Mouthfeel is pretty thin and slightly biting on the finish. Kind of an aftertaste of brown sugar.
Overall, I like this beer. It's sweeter, but easy to drink and light-bodied. Not sure if I could have more than one.

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Photo of BYOFB
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinmundy77
4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tolnik
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tdewhurst
4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth, malt heavy ale. Had in 22 oz bottle. Not any extra flavors, just really tasty heavy beer!

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Photo of ezra_shroomer
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great ale! Kick back with the homies and have a couple bombers! (: yum!

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Photo of Richey_Kyle
4.62/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lsmith316
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evergreen_machine
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scuzfly
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really good stout that can be hard to find outside the State. I've been told they have a chocolate by the wife, MIL, and SIL that all swear it was the greatest beer they've drank.

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Photo of ghostxyz3
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandonwnw
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arlo19
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Amazing aroma of brown sugar, maple syrup. Some dark fruit. Great balance of bitterness on this dark brown ale. Very smooth beer, easy to drink. Would definitely buy again.

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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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