Wordsworth (147) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You can really taste the molasses and rum on the finish despite the front being a smooth brown ale flavor. Good beer but not amazing
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small cream head. Aroma of grass, herbs, caramel, and molasses. Flavor of licorice, herbs, grass, cocoa, molasses, and rum with a dry finish.
JohnGalt1 (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
thin tannish head .. the brew is the expected deep brown..
Nose is oaky with plenty of dry molasses notes and sorta raisin elements... a bit of nutty maltiness with warmth.
Pretty oaky.. some rummy notes when it is colder that dissipate as it warms..
Thick and malty.. the molasses punctuates the flavor with a bit of sulfur.. again a bit too much rum for my liking.. malty flavors are thick enough to pull from a deck of deScriptors... toast, nutty, dark caramel, "brown malt".. etc. In the end, this is too sweet for me.. the residual sugars combine with the malty essences to just go overboard.
Palate is pretty heavy with a decent carbonation but not enough bubbles to help strip the lingering flavors away for even a second.
CryptLiquor (8) - oakland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Others have described Kill Devil as an interesting or different beer, but if anything, Widmer Brotherís mistakingly labeled this slightly above average Barley Wine a Brown. This would have been fine had I wanted a Barley Wine. I didnít, though. Overall, Kill Devil is a prime example of the experimentation thatís become token of American Breweries turning into something confusing despite itís ambitions.
hayduke (4459) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a draft pour at the RBSG. Poured amber, maybe even copper, with an off-white head. Nose caramel malts with a hint of rum. Medium plus body. Flavor is rich with some sugar, vanilla, and dark fruit. The rum and sugar combine for a nice finish. Very nice.
GreatDane1632 (1158) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated based on notes taken 27 Sep 2012 -- Thatís a pretty dang tasty brew. Lots of deep dark sweetness that is accentuated by the barrel aging. Didnít get much rum, but it was a smooth beer.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Widmer. Dark amber colored pour with a thin off-white head. Nose of spicy rum and ginger with a touch of chili powder. Lots of caramel, toasted wood, and vanilla. Maybe a little sugary...slight citrus marmalade along with some dark fruits. Certainly quite sweet on the tongue, but luckily not really cloying or syrupy. Rum adds a nice but subtle spice character that cuts the sugar character a bit. Pretty decent, actually.
Sledutah (6750) - Utah, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery
Clear dark amber with a small beige head, good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of caramel, chocolate and molasses
djd07 (8229) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy copper with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong rum, caramel, molasses. Medium mouth, very sweet, caramel, rum, really enjoyed this.
BuckeyeBoy (5172) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at widmer Portland. Pours out a crisp golden copper topped with a sand head. Nose is sweet caramel malts honey and some wood. Taste is more of the sweetness caramel toffee honey and wood.
Ferris (10767) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Sweet caramel and some raisin and plum. Cloudy copper with a decent white head. Dark sugars, caramel and a nice long brown sugar finish. Quite nice.