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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Aged in Puerto Rican rum barrels, and brewed with Sweet Barbados and Blackstrap molasses, palm sugar, and Calypso hops, Kill Devil’s flavor and name were inspired by the ingredients used by Caribbean distillers.”


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
The aroma is sweet and syrupy with caramel, molasses, grassy hops, and spices rum. The appearance is deep amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a buttery and papery finish. The palate is smooth. Overall this is good beer that is not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Bomber poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, brown sdugar, futtiness, light rum and a hint of wood. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar, dark fruit and light rum with a smoth lingeing carmel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Smells of brown sugar, vanilla, rum spice, hint of cocoa. Tastes and feels a bit hot and thin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
(22oz bottle) clear amber, creamy tan head. Nose of rum, cream, toasty, taste of rum, nutty, toasty, chocolate, well carbonated, creamy, complex, interesting.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mar (4826) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Deep brown pour, cream head. Nose is syrup, sugar, malty, dough, and sweet. Easy palate, heavy dough, molasses, sugar, where’s the rum?

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2616) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Served at cellar temp. Pours a thin, fizzy, short lived ivory head over a clear reddish brown (SRM 20) body.......nose is molasses, plum, raisin, toffee/caramel, alcohol, hints of cocoa.....taste is sweet, with light plum, raisin, vanilla, rum, terpene....mouth feel light, alcohol burn present, carbonation low. This is very unbalanced, with the rum barrels and the alcohol dominating the other ingredients leading to minimal complexity in both aroma and flavor, finishing with a harsh alcohol burn. BJCP 6/3/12/3/6

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7157) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
Tap, Amsterdam Cafe, San Francisco, 15/08/12. Ruby slicked with off-white. Hints of fig, fudge and cinder toffee aroma. Bloodsy redcurrant and licked brass notes; some brown sugar. Lacks flavour, but not heat. Comedown after the Scarface.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3864) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Shop Rite, 9/7/12

Aroma: The nose is chocolate and caramel malts, roast, some light smoke, and a little booze
Appearance: It pours a cloudy dark orange-brown color, with a beige head
Flavor: The taste is meidum sweet, malty, semi-sweet chocolate, and a mildly bitter finish
Palate: The body is medium-full, has a little bit of heat, and a soft-to-average carbonation
Overall Impression: I enjoyed this one, and thought it was a nice attempt from Widmer. I agree with whomever categorized it as an American Strong, as it didn’t really feel like a classic Brown.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012

Name: Kill Devil
Date: July 28, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: clear brown, ruby edges, fine tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, earthy, touch of oak
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, plenty of sweetness enhances the rich chocolate, sweet rum, rich raw sugar of malasses, caramel sweetness, hint of toffee, touch of vanilla
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1651) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle pours brown with a barely-there tan head. Aroma of rum and brown sugar. The taste is molasses, darker and fairly bitter, less sweet than might be expected.


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