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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
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Almost a chocolate brownie like scent, bit of coffee. Similar taste with a nice chocolate/booze blend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4226) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Boxed, 22oz bottle. Hazy brown color, thick beige foam. Thick lacing. Aroma of demerara sugar, molasses, palm sugars are present, light brown sugar, and toasted oak. Nice toasted scent, some booze. Creamy texture, Toasted flavors, brown sugar, oak, and rum. More Rum comes out as it warms. (3515)

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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Sampled on 11/3/2012. This American Strong Ale pours a dark brown color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing and nice retention. The aroma is caramel, molasses, brown sugar, rum and wood. A medium bodied American Strong Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, brown sugar and molasses. The hops are herbal and earthy. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Nice wood and rum flavors throughout. Great sipping beer. The rum flavor is especially nice at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1008) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours an amber-golden with a light tan head. Banana aroma. Soft cottony mouthfeel. Tastes like Christmas pull candy. Sweet and savory.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (700) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2012
This is different than most of the Amer Strong Ales. Sweet brown sugars and cotton candy with alcohol in the nose, however it is difficult to detect. The flavors are subdued, nothing jumps out. I’m getting molasses with alcohol and some rum in the background. Its not too sweet, the alcohol balances that. Not catching much in the hop flavors. Nice palate. Its a little expensive. wouldn’t buy again, but i did enjoy it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Well,still waiting for one of these boxed wider beers that I’d pay the high price for again. This isn’t it. Some obvious rum flavors from the beginning with a hint of coffee as well, yet it just isn’t anything amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kimbo419 (19) - - AUG 31, 2012
Poured from the bottle into a taster glass. Medium/dark brown in color, very minimal head. Very sweet taste, medium body, not overly carbonated. More flavorful than a typical brown ale and very smooth, probably from the rum barrel aging. Enjoyable, I would drink it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2652) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
5 Oct 2012, bottle. light ruby, clear, no bubbles. nose is sweet, ovaltine and raisins. med body and mildly fizzy. sweet, malty, faintly smoky, caramel, vanilla. lots of flavors and it is nice but i’m a bit disappointed. this could have been a serious, big beer, instead, it is just nice.


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