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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Mahogony brown beer with a tan head. Rich malt and brown sugar aroma with light rum. malt and light caramel flavor with light rum. Medium bodied. Smooth flavor. Caramel and malt linger with light brown sugar and light rum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Appearance: Pours a dark iced tea brown with a swirly white film a top.

Aroma: Fruity floral tea, sugar, bubble gum.

Taste: Cola, brown sugar, licorice. Mild hop bitterness. No nuttiness or traditional brown ale notes. Didn’t find anything particularly boozy about the taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied fizzy.

Overall: Well above average, and exceeded my expectations for a Brown Ale. Widmer along with Karl Strauss try not to go too extreme with their barrel aging, but I would like them to take a chance and make something with some more barrel character, meaning keep the juice in the barrels longer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (376) - Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
YOU NEED TO LET THIS BEER WARM UP SOME! 22oz bottle. This beer pours like a brown should. Not much head. When cold, it smells of rum, way more than it tastes of it. When it warms up, the rum blends nicely with the Brown Ale aroma. Looks like any other Brown Ale, with less carbonation. The taste starts out a mellow rum flavor that unfolds into the brown flavor. Finishes a little dry, prolly the alcohol doing that. The palate is starts out dry and fizzy. The aftertaste is very rummy. Overall, this beer is much different cold than warm. I didn’t really find it that good before it warmed up some. I am going to try and find another bottle of this to age, but remember...LET IT WARM UP for the best flavor and aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kimbo419 (19) - - AUG 31, 2012
Poured from the bottle into a taster glass. Medium/dark brown in color, very minimal head. Very sweet taste, medium body, not overly carbonated. More flavorful than a typical brown ale and very smooth, probably from the rum barrel aging. Enjoyable, I would drink it again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6114) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2012
22. Pours a murky dark brown with a thin tan head that goes away quickly. Intense brown sugar and oak on the nose, tons and tons of molasses showing. Sticky medium body with very little carb. Lots of molasses and brown sugar on the mid palate. Rather markedly out of balance, but not a full blown mess. Long sweet sticky finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shortstack (23) - Woodland Hills, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Complicated, rich. Dark coffee color, pleasant bitters; subtle sweet undertones. Light fizziness. Beautiful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 23, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #33. Somewhat clear dark brown color with a small beige head. Mild aroma, light sweetness and a bit of toast. Kind of a metallic flavor, a little sweet and some nuttiness. Not much there, drinkable, but the barrel is practically non-existent. (2471)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hansenkw (12) - - AUG 21, 2012
Pours a delicious looking clear brown with a lingering, light brown head. Smells slightly boozy with hints of vanilla and molasses. Tastes about what the scent and appearance imply -- smooth and malty, quite sweet with a definite alcohol front. Had a slightly metallic aftertaste and was a bit astringent. Overall the description and color outweigh the taste and mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2776) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2012
The aroma is wood, vanilla, rum, toffee. The appearance is a translucent brown/red, white head. The flavor is wood, vanilla, caramel, not many of the usual brown ale features. The finish is wood, booze, light pine needles. Medium in body. Decent overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
pours a clear brown with a small off white head that quickly leaves, and a little lacing. smell is nice, brown sugar, woody, a touch of caramel, and spice. taste is thick, wood, sugar, molasses, malt, some roastiness, a touch of white pepper, and a few hops. ends smooth and a tad bit of bitterness.


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