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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.”


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnoud (281) - 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 (4391) - 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 (1102) - Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Nice brown. Very thin head. Hints of alcohol. Brown sugar. Slight pecan. Rum flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3542) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
At a tasting. Comes dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of malt, molasses, and rum. Taste is roasted malt, molasses, rum, and caramel. Nice to sip on.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemike (2260) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
Sample at Hal & Al’s. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium khaki head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and rum. Medium to full body with flavors of roast malt, oaky rum and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a rum and molasses aftertaste. Decent overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1389) - Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 On draught at Bailey’s Taproom 4/20/13. Reddish brown color. Sweet pitted fruit aroma. Taste is smokey, boozy, with definite molasses notes. Warming finish. On draught at Widmer’s new Brewery and Pub 3/29/14. Barrel strength version, at 12% ABV. Opaque amber brown color. Aroma is dark rum and molasses. Taste is black strap molasses, with touches of rum and salted caramel. Viscous and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1724) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bomber bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours murky brownish-orange with a medium collapsing beige head. Aroma is strong in artisan caramel, molasses, booze, licorice. Taste is sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Flavors of licorice, wet dog, rum. Oily mouthfeel, full body. Smells better than it tastes, but this is not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atheist_Peace (966) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
Bright red/brown pour with a short tan head. Pretty spicy on the nose with licorice and toffee. Tastes a lot like Christmas: dates and spice. Finishes really quickly.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1130) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
fairly clear red/brown colour. more hoppy aroma than expected. sweet sugar notes and mint/eucalyptus. caramel and woodsy. Opens up quite hot. flavours of candy, and then butterscotch, toffee, molasses and a hint of rum.very interesting stuff.


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