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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.”


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nsanders (520) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bomber. Medium orange brown with light lacing. Sugar cane, stoney/minerally, light rum notes, and a light woodiness. Taste has a lightly dry sweetness. Body is lighter with an oily feel. This beer seemed like a watered down dark rum.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Rich amber/orange color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, molasses, & caramel; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, molasses/syrup, and some rum notes; Overall, on the sweet sweet - decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Dark brown with no head. Light molasses aroma. Flavor of molasses and dark sugar. Light rum. A bit vinous. Not sure if it’s hop vegetal or green wood taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisSc (210) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 21, 2014
22 oz bottle in Minneapolis. 1+ year old Appearance: cognac in color. No head. Aroma: Sugar cane, smells very sweet. Taste: Very sweet. Palate: Medium/full body. semi long finish. Overall: Decent beer. Very sweet. I don’t get a lot of complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (257) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2013-Oak vanilla, molasses, brown sugar. Pours a brilliant orange/red with a orange off white head. Nice body with a lot of barrel character big mouthfeel and warming character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (411) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of cards04. Sweet aromas of caramel, grains, light fruit and sugar. Taste is sweet caramel, molasses, oak. Oily texture.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1809) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Loved this. Pours a murky orange with off white bread. Aromas are strong caramel and brown sugar. Flavors are very malty and sugary. I get some rum too. This is nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2250) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Orange body white head. Caramel and sweet malt aroma vanilla. Taste is sweet with an anise aftertaste but a bit subtle watery finish. Not bad brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle date May 7, 13. Poured amber with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, molasses, and brown sugar. The flavor found brown sugar and rum. Medium body and sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3386) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a dark, bubbly chestnut with a fairly thick and frothy buff head. Malty aroma has a strong molasses overtone plus notes of toffee, rum and caramel. Satisfying flavor has malty, nutty, rum, toffee, licorice and caramel notes, plus a hint of oak; though on the sweet side it is not cloying, and the alcohol bite balances the sweetness nicely. Texture has average viscosity but good fizz. Noticeably better than last year’s Kill Devil reserve brown ale.
Earlier Rating: 8/31/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Strong aroma has a malty core and nutty, caramel, horehound and earthy notes. It pours a dark, slightly hazy mahogany; thick, fluffy, tan head, however, doesn’t stick around for long. Delectable flavor has notes of lightly roasted malt, caramel and molasses with hints of horehound and oak. Smooth texture has firm body and a fair amount of tingle. A lip-smacking ale worth catching during its limited release. If it’s not Widmer Brothers’ best, it is still worthy.


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