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Kill Devil Brown Ale (Brothers' Reserve Series) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Kill Devil Brown Ale (Brothers' Reserve Series)Kill Devil Brown Ale (Brothers' Reserve Series)

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BA SCORE
84
good

195 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 6
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Released April 2012, #6 in the Brothers' Reserve Series.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 04-27-2012)
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Photo of derkfromwi
4/5  rDev +7.5%

derkfromwi, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of pajeff
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

pajeff, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Pencible
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy dark copper with almost no head.
S: It smelled like faint copper with sweet raisins and some toffee and oak.
T: It tasted like copper hops and sweet raisin and and vanilla, with some earthy toffee and oak. It had a sweet aftertaste with alcohol warming.
M: It was oily with moderate carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a nice rum barrel beer. Rum is a tough liquor to mix with beer, but the scent and taste of this one were quite enjoyable. The body was solid and the finish was smooth. But there was a notable burn, so it was better to sip. Not sure it would age well, but I enjoyed it fresh. Yum.

Pencible, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of TKEbeerman
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

TKEbeerman, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Achoo_Bacca
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Achoo_Bacca, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of jmathis
4/5  rDev +7.5%

jmathis, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of SSEngelbrecht
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

SSEngelbrecht, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is quite hazy brownish red in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of rum are present in the nose and become slightly stronger as the beer warms up along with hints of molasses.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of rum but these are more subdued with notes of caramel and nutty malts, brown sugar and molasses along with some hints of tropical fruits. No bitterness is perceptible, although there are just enough hops to keep the taste from becoming sweet.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Surprisingly, there isn't much in the way of alcohol heat given its strength and the rum barrel aging.
O: This is a nice beer to sip as the rum barrel aging adds a little more in the way of complexity to a rather drinkable imperial brown ale.

metter98, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of jason_nwx
4.5/5  rDev +21%

jason_nwx, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of TheKOshow
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

TheKOshow, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of JTomczak
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

JTomczak, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +7.5%

powdersoldier, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Dactrius, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

CommanderOfAwesome, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of dsn1600
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

dsn1600, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a finger of tan head on a dark brown body. Looks great.
The aroma is wonderful: molasses, dark chocolate, coffee and brown sugar.
The taste starts off lighter: vanilla and nuts. Then moves to a sweet profile: brown sugar, malty and a black licorice and alcohol heat finish.
The texture is a little sticky with low carbonation.
It's a great beer and interesting... but at quite a price.

Fatehunter, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Bob402
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Bob402, May 27, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Whiskeydeez, May 19, 2013
Photo of sunkistxsudafed
3/5  rDev -19.4%

sunkistxsudafed, May 19, 2013
Photo of Chegui
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Chegui, May 14, 2013
Photo of jklecko2
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jklecko2, May 13, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $12.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a medium reddish-brown body, a bit garnet-hued, with a less-than-clear clarity. Medium-small, off-white head.

Smell: Toasty, caramel malts, a bit sweetish in scent, with faint, faint hints of chocolate. Also, varied, rum-dipped fruit (albeit light) hints of cherry, fig, and plum.

Taste: Brown sugar and darkened caramel, a resounding dark toasted malt with slight shards of chocolate, of roast. Medium sweetness. As with the aroma, there's a good, pleasing fruitiness. Lightly herbal, earthy hops with a modest bitterness. Veins of rum, molasses noted. Sweetish, malty, smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: It's good. I mean, everyone likes a nice, big, malty brown, right? Everyone likes a brown ale.

ChainGangGuy, May 11, 2013
Photo of Glibber
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Glibber, May 06, 2013
Kill Devil Brown Ale (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.