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RATINGS: 141   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.”


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Aromas of maple syrup, molasses, honey and yeast. Deep brown with a magenta tint. Assertive hops and burnt caramel upfront. Slick, syrupy molasess, raisins, amber malt and boozey undertones. Finish leaves a continues booze taste and syrup on the tongue. Overall, This was much hoppier than I expected. Noticeable alcohol and nice malt base. I’d give this an A- rating.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (978) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Pours a molasses color with aroma of sweet caramel and malt. Taste is very easy drinking, no distinct flavor standouts. A strong sugar and mild rum in the flavor, overall a decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Draft at Grumpy’s downtown. Pretty faint aroma. Need to breathe in deeply to get anything. Dark, hazy amber with yellowish light tan head. Nice lace. Initial mouthfeel is hot. But it quickly mellows into a caramelly sweet flavor brought on by the oak and palm sugar. A really nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Draft at Moriartys for a Widmer Bros. event. Dark amber pour with a foamy off-white head that laces. Lots of caramel malt. Brown sugar. Orange spice. Syrupy body. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Poured a finger of tan head on a dark brown body. Looks great. The aroma is wonderful: molasses, dark chocolate, coffee and brown sugar. The taste starts off lighter: vanilla and nuts. Then moves to a sweet profile: brown sugar, malty and a black licorice and alcohol heat finish. The texture is a little sticky with low carbonation. It’s a great beer and interesting... but at quite a price.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (644) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Pours orangish brown with small off white head. Aroma of molasses and malts. Taste is even better...carmel malts, molasses, salt, and alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3663) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color with almost no head on it at all. Nose has a lot of spice in it - sugar comes through, and I get some cocoa notes (though that might be the molasses). Taste is slightly sweet and just a tad roasty. Very interesting and complex beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnoud (279) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2013.05.17 - Widmer Brothers Kill Devil Ale ’13 - 22oz bottle in pint glass. 2013 Vintage. Aroma: sweetness, almost honey. Appearance: Pours around 12 on SRM scale. Around Newcastle Brown Ale in color. Not much carbonation but a token slick/cap lingers. Taste: Part way between a brown ale and a strong ale, basically. Front end is kind of brown sugar-y, and fades to back end that is a more generic sweetness. Almost honey-like, but presumably the sugar noted in ingredients. Palate/Mouthfeel: Fairly light, a mild creaminess. Traces of alcohol,warmth on back end. Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4373) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
22 ounce bottle - $12.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a medium reddish-brown body, a bit garnet-hued, with a less-than-clear clarity. Medium-small, off-white head.

Smell: Toasty, caramel malts, a bit sweetish in scent, with faint, faint hints of chocolate. Also, varied, rum-dipped fruit (albeit light) hints of cherry, fig, and plum.

Taste: Brown sugar and darkened caramel, a resounding dark toasted malt with slight shards of chocolate, of roast. Medium sweetness. As with the aroma, there’s a good, pleasing fruitiness. Lightly herbal, earthy hops with a modest bitterness. Veins of rum, molasses noted. Sweetish, malty, smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: It’s good. I mean, everyone likes a nice, big, malty brown, right?

Everyone likes a brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1089) - Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Nice brown. Very thin head. Hints of alcohol. Brown sugar. Slight pecan. Rum flavor.


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