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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.”

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnGalt1 (1074) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CryptLiquor (8) - oakland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015 does not count
Others have described Kill Devil as an interesting or different beer, but if anything, Widmer Brother’s mistakingly labeled this slightly above average Barley Wine a Brown. This would have been fine had I wanted a Barley Wine. I didn’t, though. Overall, Kill Devil is a prime example of the experimentation that’s become token of American Breweries turning into something confusing despite it’s ambitions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 27 Sep 2012 -- That’s a pretty dang tasty brew. Lots of deep dark sweetness that is accentuated by the barrel aging. Didn’t get much rum, but it was a smooth beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - JUN 21, 2015
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6616) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (4057) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Had on draft at the brewery. Big and sugary, burnt sugar, coconut, malty, warming. Interesting beer.

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