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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 Devil’s flavor and name were inspired by the ingredients used by Caribbean distillers.”


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3705) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (665) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Deep golden brown color. Light malty sweetness to the smell. Syrupy mouth feel with heavy malt residue left on the tongue! Where the sip was enjoyable the after taste was similar to licking treated wood.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
on tap, amber brown with frothy foam, nice aroma of chestnuts, madeira wine, flavor is brown sugar, plums, aged balsamic, madeira, smooth 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4704) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
Tap at Mason Lounge, listed as a Barleywine, so sort of rated from that perspective. Amber-copper body, looks filtered. Lots of rising carbonation bubbles meet an off-white, creamy head. The molasses smooths out the already malty beer. Adds some sweetness too. Creamy and smooth, this would be a fun beer to bring to a tasting. Almost has some Cream Ale tones incorporated into the rich amber malt. Vanilla touches. Quite nice, well executed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5704) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl. - New Leaf Market - 22 oz bomber - fire sale at $4.49 per. Deep dark chestnut brown pour with a tight of-white head that clings to the edge of the glass for a while. Aroma has a slight boozy hint to it, some soft creosote notes,a bit of brown sugar. Flavor is full-bodied with some brown sugar notes, a touch of molasses, some light chocolate and just a touch of bourbon-like booziness. Mouthfeel has a nice thick richness to it. Pretty solid - but glad I waited till they lowered it from $13.99 or whatever it was.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with an attractive beige head and a brown sugar aroma. There is a treacle and brown sugar flavor with a rum-like finish. It starts sweet, then turns bitter and slightly harsh. Interesting, but hard to drink a lot of this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4093) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Shop Rite, 9/7/12

Aroma: The nose is chocolate and caramel malts, roast, some light smoke, and a little booze
Appearance: It pours a cloudy dark orange-brown color, with a beige head
Flavor: The taste is meidum sweet, malty, semi-sweet chocolate, and a mildly bitter finish
Palate: The body is medium-full, has a little bit of heat, and a soft-to-average carbonation
Overall Impression: I enjoyed this one, and thought it was a nice attempt from Widmer. I agree with whomever categorized it as an American Strong, as it didn’t really feel like a classic Brown.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Smells of brown sugar, vanilla, rum spice, hint of cocoa. Tastes and feels a bit hot and thin.


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