Quilter’s Irish Death by Iron Horse is a 7.8%ABV Dark Strong Ale. Ummm…yeah that’s the best I can describe this beer as. Hell, even the Brewer is like…don’t even bother categorizing as a style. So there!!
I used my phone to scan the QR-Code on the bottle and it took me to this:
Created by the brewery’s founder, Quilter’s Irish Death is what we call a dark, smooth, ale. Any attempt at classifying it just ends up sending beer geeks into a style guidelines diatribe. So forget style guidelines. Is your pursuit of micro beer about tasting copies of a style that fit guidelines anyways? (Neither is ours) We lovingly refer to it as beer candy. While tempting to session this beer, the name is a necessary reminder that despite the surprising approachability, this beer weighs in at a hefty 7.8% ABV
Well Now :P… Beer Candy they say? Well this is damn close to something that would be described as such. LMAO!!
The smell is similar to a Wee Heavy composing of Mint chocolate and coffee fragrance. The Flavor? Well… it goes along those lines…chocolate and coffee but really smooth, go ahead and add some caramel, bananas, raisins and figs. There is hardly no carbonation, hidden alcohol and any sense in bitterness gets tossed out the window. I’m not sure how other people will react to this one. That is why it is hard to grade it. I personally enjoyed it but then again I like certain sweet beers so I don’t mind this. Give it a try, it is yet another different beer…and well…doesn’t really fit any style..