Tonight was the night to open one of the stronger beers. It has been a long week (only Tuesday, I know) and I need some of the hard stuff… at least something with some kick. So, I reached for Quilter’s Irish Death from Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg, WA. A somewhat local brewery that hasn’t been open for long, but can make a good tasting beer, that is for sure.
I learned a few things about this beer tonight. First, it is a dark, malty stout beer with a smooth finish. Second, that it goes rather well with Rice Krispie Treats. Really…
Good pour, nice and dark but slightly transparent. Good head for a stout. Good smell… can smell the roastedness of the beer. And the flavor, at 47.4 °F was just about right. The malt is definitely there, which gives this one a good depth of flavor. I note some slight chocolate undertones, as well. Their descripion on the website says there are a bunch of ingredients, so that could be one of the reasons I had a hard time really pinning anything down.
Overall, a good beer. In a land of good stouts, though, I don’t think they stand out that much, so I give them middle of the road.
JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road