Quilter's Irish Death | Iron Horse Brewery

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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
Ratings:
352
Reviews:
104
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
14.36%
 
 
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27
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Ratings: 352 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure I agree with the classification on this as a Double/Imperial Stout. Not what the brewerey says! More of an Irish or Strong Red Ale.
Poured a deep red color with lots of brown gues and a small white head. Nose is dry with rich fruits, candy sugar and chocolate and perhaps some peat. Taste follows nose prewtty close, big malt, syrupy, booze, chocolate, caramel.Very drinkable!

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Photo of ChugMan
4.34/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Food Pairing - Trailmix bar - almonds, peanuts, dried fruit, caramel etc. Really really good pairing here. I suspect the same would be true of any of these ingredients on their own!

A - Dark, reddish brown, nearly opaque. Light fizzy head, light lacing.
S - Oats and fruity qualities, definitely a dense sweetness that's enticing.
T - Rich! Some alcohol right up front, but gives way quickly to more interesting figs, dried cherries, fresh raspberry tartness, oats and molasses. Coppery caramel, saltwatter taffy, almonds. Finishes quite creamy.
M - Really smooth, the alcohol and creamyness isn't overpowering and goes down easy! Not dry, not thin, just right.
O - This beer really grew on me the more I progressed through the bottle - for maximum flavor, don't drink this straight out of the fridge! Let it warm up just a little. Great beer here at a great price, awesome for those looking to expand their beer horizons or anyone keen to enjoy a rich, intensely flavorful and fun beer.

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Photo of bluecoat
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Recently moved to Ellensburg, and gave this a shot. Smells sweet, like malt and cream. Tastes thick, with hints of coffee, cream, and maybe berries.

The mouthfeel is thick, but not particularly exciting. Overall, a pretty good beer. I haven't had enough stout to compare it to, unfortunately.

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Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this beer on growler may times and thought I would review it for a change. The I-Ho is becoming one of my favorite pit stops to make along the I-90 drive out east. Great little set up, but I always seem to miss out when they have something special hooked up. Oh well, I'll just have to keep trying.

A- Black as night with a slight head. We will call it midget head, and midget head is a light sand color.

S- Chocolate, malts, butter, coffee, and something I can't put my finger on. This beer smells like none other of the style I've had.

T- This beer has something extra that I think most beers of the style do not. This has a solid taste, very rich and malty with almost a meat marinade taste toward the end. I remember having this for the first time a few years back and there was a bit more chocolate taste to it then there is now. (Then again this growler has been sitting around for a week before I've opened it) This is just tasty and easy to drink for sure.

M- Thick and chewy, very hearty.

D- Very easy to drink, yet won't fill you up like drinking a case of Macro lagers will to get the same buzz.

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Photo of Tolnik
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mintzmeet
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love this stuff. Smells like alcohol. Tastes like it. But also tastes like a delicious stout. Perfect when you want a Guinness but also want a buzz ;)

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Photo of jrsqc7
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
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 rfreed
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of hannaho
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of TheKitten
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of NoirGeek
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Braz
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of mrkinnex
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of tbeck
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown, no light coming through. Good two finger head that was tan/light brown. Collared nicely, slight laciness.

S - Malt, coffee, some chocolate. A hint of hops with slight undertones of alcohol.

T - Malt with coffee, slight sweetness. Faint taste of over ripe fruit, well blended. No aftertaste

M - Good texture, leans more on the heavy side.

D - Good for a couple at a time, it is on the heavy side.

Enjoyable, I liked this because it was not on the sweet side. Seemed more like a porter than a dark ale.

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Photo of FederalOC
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of delta490
4.25/5  rDev +13%

I had this tasty brew at the Rusty Moose in Spokane a few months ago. Poured black as pitch with a foamy tan head, but with a sweet aroma and thick, malty taste. Definitely a sipper, but an excellent one.

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Photo of ronbo5421
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of elglueckert
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Collinvs
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Asics
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of pirfle
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grnmtnman
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pholla666
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%

Quilter's Irish Death from Iron Horse Brewery
3.76 out of 5 based on 352 ratings.
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