stevoj (5434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Taster at Taphouse. Hazy, dark amber, small , lasting creamy head. Aroma is light and in revealing, taste comes on strong and boozy. Malty, raisins, wood, molasses, rum. Initially sweet then boozy and bitter. Sip slowly and enjoy. yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2017
Robe rouge, peu de mousse. Voile léger. Arômes de sucre candi et d’épices. Ça sent le sirop simple sans profondeur, le vieux papier (sans maderisation toutefois) et l’alcool. En bouche c’est sucré, superficiel, sans corps et sans profondeur aucune. Goût de sirop de maïs et d’épices. Vraiment désolant. zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Bomber. Pours brown with a tan head and aroma of caramel and dark fruits. Taste is of caramel and malt with ripe fruits, sweet molasses and rum notes into the finish jjgmd (2220) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2016
With Z, pours a dark brown pour with a brown ephemeral head . Nose is sweet malt , toffee and caramel . Taste is sweet , with caramel , toffee and hoppy ! Finishes on hoppy sweet mocha notes with a short finish . quaff score 6 /10 bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
(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 (1721) - Boise, 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. 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. hayduke (5619) - 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. GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, 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. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, 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.