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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5843) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mar (5043) - 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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3037) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4883) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2317) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7644) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1806) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (486) - 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.

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