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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 Devilís flavor and name were inspired by the ingredients used by Caribbean distillers.Ē


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3504) - 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 yearís 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, doesnít 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 itís not Widmer Brothersí best, it is still worthy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2362) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Draught from draught 55. Super boozy and a brown pour. Rum raisin and sugar. OK but a bit much.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottled 05APR12 From the box: Kill Devil Brown Aleís flavor comes from the use of ingredients traditionally used by the Caribbean distillers. Sweet Barbados and blackstrap molasses provide touches of toasted sugar, black licorice and blackened toffee while the palm sugars invite notes of subtle sweetness. As the beer conditions in Puerto Rican Rum Barrels, the vanilla and subtle oak flavors and aromas develop and integrate themselves with the Calypso hopís soft tropical and stone fruit aromas. Look: Brown ale, excellent clarity and a quickly dissipating light coconut foam. Smell: initially of copper. Then I dive back in trying to get something to justify the $13 price point; getting some licorice, and grape nuts (the cereal kids donít want). Hints of warm cola. Very disappointed with the nose here. Maybe a hint of molasses/brown sugar toward the end of the beer, maybe. Flavor: metal, hot dog water, raisin, cardboard. This is a really simple beer. I am starting to get the feeling that maybe by "aged" they meant "ran through" the rum barrels. The oak is evident as well, but in the raw, cheap red wine way - not the aged in quality barrels way. Itís really tannic to me. Feel: Among the thinnest "barrel aged" beers Iíve had, really thin. Moderated carb, semi dry finish (being generous as the tannic character makes the beer linger). Overall: Iím disappointed in this beer. Iíve been duped before, and Iím beginning to feel like Widmer must have the best fucking marketing team out there, because I keep buying their spendy beers hoping their IPA experimental quality will spill into their more adventurous products - alas, this is not the case. Serving type: bottle 05-24-2012

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1108) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is aclear amber with a slight head it has the aroma of beer and tastes of caramel and raisins and lingers on the palate

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3638) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of caramel and butterscotch. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (825) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
On tap Aug 27th at Cedar Creek Pub. Pours amber with small head. Aroma of funky fruit, sour mash, celery, straw hops, earth, slight wed cardboard. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of big malts, caramel, roasted malts. Overall flavorful and tasty, complex with a caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Love the style! What a great concept. Really good effort at it too. Sweet and light brown with just enough body. Sweet, needs a little balance, but the rum casks help.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2873) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Pours a chestnut brown color with a minimal creamy tan head. Aroma of molasses, dark fruit, and rum. Molasses flavor with toffee, dark fruit, and hint of alcohol and touch of hop bitterness. Bit of alcohol warmth as well. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Appearance: Polished burnished dark browns under a khaki head which fades slowly into a broken patchy blanket. Lace tries to crawl up the sides of my glass.
Nose: Chocolate dusted nuts with raisins and date cake in the back. Melted toffee and caramel weave in and out of each other. A gentle generic woodiness in the back along with a touch of brittle black cacao. Tickle of brown spices on top.
Palate: Medium weight with a wonderfully silky mouthfeel. Heat and spice gently tickles the back of my throat before settling into my chest. Rum raisins and rum dates drift along a river of melted sugars which also leaves the lips sticky with rum, burnt sugars, toffee, and treacle. A nice dry bitter finish of grape skins, nuts, cocoa powder, and cinnamon sticks. As it warms, the flavors melt together seamlessly. Thirst-inducing.
Final Thoughts: For me, the Reserve line of beers from Widmer is where they really shine. As a style, the brown ale is very underappreciated here in the US and it pleases me (and my tastebuds) to savor this delicious example from Widmer. May I have another please.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Clear dark brown pour with a minimal tan head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar and a bit of alcohol. The flavor is sweet, no hop flavors, all caramel and brown sugar that was hinted to in the aroma. I was expecting more perhaps, but no flaws, no excitement either.


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