A Note on This Beer
Call today’s beer whatever you want, but for the love of all that is dark and malty, absolutely do not call it a Stout.
That is, unless you want to incur the wrath of Iron Horse owner and headbrewer Greg Parker. As he puts it, “Quilter’s Irish Death is about as close to an Irish Stout as a coconut.”
Bear with me.
Sure, it’s dark and chewy and goody-thick. And yeah, it’s loaded with a whopping 5 different rich and roasty malts — Crystal, Caramel, Pilsen, Munich, and Chocolate. And, it clocks in at a hefty 7.8% ABV.
But today’s beer — with its huge layers of chocolate and toffee that dance on a backdrop of toasted malts — isn’t a Stout. Or a Porter. Or really even a Strong Ale.
Parker himself describes it simply as a “smooth, dark Ale.” And I’ll bet after one sip, you’ll agree.
‘Cause all that big, bold flavor and boozy goodness is wrapped in a body so incredibly drinkable, so mind-blowingly sessionable, there’s no way you could call it a Stout. Or a Porter. Or, really, anything other than what it is: Irish Death.
So go ahead, load up on a few cans and see if you can decide what today’s beer should be called. But after that first taste, you won’t give two hoots “what kind of beer” Irish Death is.
You’ll just want more.
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