RATINGS: 161   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 Devils flavor and name were inspired by the ingredients used by Caribbean distillers.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
22 oz bottle in Minneapolis. 1+ year old Appearance: cognac in color. No head. Aroma: Sugar cane, smells very sweet. Taste: Very sweet. Palate: Medium/full body. semi long finish. Overall: Decent beer. Very sweet. I dont get a lot of complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (331) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (1289) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of cards04. Sweet aromas of caramel, grains, light fruit and sugar. Taste is sweet caramel, molasses, oak. Oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2771) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Loved this. Pours a murky orange with off white bread. Aromas are strong caramel and brown sugar. Flavors are very malty and sugary. I get some rum too. This is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3480) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Orange body white head. Caramel and sweet malt aroma vanilla. Taste is sweet with an anise aftertaste but a bit subtle watery finish. Not bad brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle date May 7, 13. Poured amber with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, molasses, and brown sugar. The flavor found brown sugar and rum. Medium body and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5660) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a dark, bubbly chestnut with a fairly thick and frothy buff head. Malty aroma has a strong molasses overtone plus notes of toffee, rum and caramel. Satisfying flavor has malty, nutty, rum, toffee, licorice and caramel notes, plus a hint of oak; though on the sweet side it is not cloying, and the alcohol bite balances the sweetness nicely. Texture has average viscosity but good fizz. Noticeably better than last years Kill Devil reserve brown ale.
Earlier Rating: 8/31/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Strong aroma has a malty core and nutty, caramel, horehound and earthy notes. It pours a dark, slightly hazy mahogany; thick, fluffy, tan head, however, doesnt stick around for long. Delectable flavor has notes of lightly roasted malt, caramel and molasses with hints of horehound and oak. Smooth texture has firm body and a fair amount of tingle. A lip-smacking ale worth catching during its limited release. If its not Widmer Brothers best, it is still worthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3184) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Draught from draught 55. Super boozy and a brown pour. Rum raisin and sugar. OK but a bit much.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottled 05APR12 From the box: Kill Devil Brown Ales flavor comes from the use of ingredients traditionally used by the Caribbean distillers. Sweet Barbados and blackstrap molasses provide touches of toasted sugar, black licorice and blackened toffee while the palm sugars invite notes of subtle sweetness. As the beer conditions in Puerto Rican Rum Barrels, the vanilla and subtle oak flavors and aromas develop and integrate themselves with the Calypso hops soft tropical and stone fruit aromas. Look: Brown ale, excellent clarity and a quickly dissipating light coconut foam. Smell: initially of copper. Then I dive back in trying to get something to justify the $13 price point; getting some licorice, and grape nuts (the cereal kids dont want). Hints of warm cola. Very disappointed with the nose here. Maybe a hint of molasses/brown sugar toward the end of the beer, maybe. Flavor: metal, hot dog water, raisin, cardboard. This is a really simple beer. I am starting to get the feeling that maybe by "aged" they meant "ran through" the rum barrels. The oak is evident as well, but in the raw, cheap red wine way - not the aged in quality barrels way. Its really tannic to me. Feel: Among the thinnest "barrel aged" beers Ive had, really thin. Moderated carb, semi dry finish (being generous as the tannic character makes the beer linger). Overall: Im disappointed in this beer. Ive been duped before, and Im beginning to feel like Widmer must have the best fucking marketing team out there, because I keep buying their spendy beers hoping their IPA experimental quality will spill into their more adventurous products - alas, this is not the case. Serving type: bottle 05-24-2012

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1984) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is aclear amber with a slight head it has the aroma of beer and tastes of caramel and raisins and lingers on the palate

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