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RATINGS: 144   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.”


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 (2879) - 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 (2830) - 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 (2072) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hayes3285 (5) - New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012 does not count
Beautiful smelling and Beautifully tasting beer from Widmer Brothers. The taste was the weakest point for me, but it goes down smooth and easy. A great beer from their reserve, you can slightly smell it was aged in the rum barrels as advertised.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Well,still waiting for one of these boxed wider beers that I’d pay the high price for again. This isn’t it. Some obvious rum flavors from the beginning with a hint of coffee as well, yet it just isn’t anything amazing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle:   Deep muddy burnt caramel, moderate sandy head, frothy, with nice lacing.   Molasses and burnt brown sugar nose.   Also a touch of dark pitted fruit and cotton candy, well burnt cotton candy.   On the tongue I am getting a little bit of an astringent soy like flavor, almost like the dark pitted fruit is too heavy and way too bready. &nbps Reminds me of a seriously over done Doppelbock.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Heavy brown sugar flavors, molasses, slightly burnt.   Its almost too much.   Needs some hop bitterness to balance out the heavy maltiness.   Too sugary sweet overall.   Slight rum flavors on the finish.   Needs something... maybe some more hops to balance it out.   Could stand to be less sweet, but more velvety.   Tiz okay, but a little rough around the edges.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
22oz bottle. Dull brown pour with a ring of tan head. Nose is lacking overall - some rum spice, wood, molasses, and caramel. Some sweetness - vanilla and brown sugar.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours pretty dark brown with a 1/4 inch beige head. Lots of rum and treacle in the aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is massively treacle with rum and some citrus and arguably pear. It burns slightly. I’m thinking this massively flavorful ale will age well. Brilliant concoction.


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