Quilter’s Irish Death

Quilter’s Irish Death from Iron Horse Brewery attracted me with its bottle design. Who wouldn’t want to drink a local dark beer with a skull on it? It’s touted as a dark, smooth ale. The flavor is good, but when I opened the bottle, it was flat. I purchased it less than a week earlier at a Safeway. (have I mentioned Washington now has beer and liquor in its grocery stores? YAY) There were a few tiny bubbles but only after I poured it as roughly as I could into a glass – no head at all. It was just flat. My question: is it supposed to be that way? I would imagine not. Any experience with it?

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  1. Having never had it I can’t be certain if the flatness you describe is intended or not, but in my experience, not all dark ales are especially fizzy. In fact, Dogfish Head’s Palo Santo comes to mind…one would have to abuse that bottle exceptionally to get a significant head.

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