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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)

Educational use only; do not reuse.

201 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 6
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 04-27-2012

Imperial Brown Ale with black strap molasses and palm sugar aged for four months in Puerto Rico rum barrels.
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Photo of jokelahoma
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker. Not a ton of head, fades to just a skiff. Laces well, though.

Aroma is sweet chocolate and malt. Not a big hop presence.

Flavor is big and rich, without the crappy country songs. Sweet, molasses flavors. Again almost no hop presence, with just enough bitterness to keep the brew from hanging around in the aftertaste. Not bad, and easy to drink for a big brew. Probably a tad too sweet for more than one, though.

Mouthfeel is big, rich, oily, clingy... In short, it screams "big alcohol beer here!" Yet for all that, it isn't work to drink it.

Not bad. It's unapologetically big and sweet. I've had better big browns, but I've had worse too wouldn't drink it often, and it'd probably work better in the fall, but it's worth trying.

Photo of arlingtonjoe
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of welldigger888
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2013 bottle with a dense creamy fantastic head leaving blankets of lace. A crystal clear tawny brown garnet hued elixer. Wonderful!!!

Sadly I am hit right in the nose holes with oxidized hops.

Extremely creamy smooth malt goodness with a touch of vanilla and barrel goodness. A hint of the sweet rum comes through on deep thought and sadly some oxidized hops.

This brown drinks like a wonderful dense barleywine, man this is full bodied easy drinking BIG brew!

I feel that while this drinks great it is not a brown but a really nice barleywine!!!!

Photo of SenorEsteban
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of cjgiant
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a caramel amber; the beer seems pretty clear for its darkness. Little head, barely sustaining.
S: rich sweetness, molasses and brown sugar.
T/M: starts with a creamy malt feel, which is quickly backed by the molasses from the nose. The alcohol adds a little burn early that fades and you can notice the rum-barrel aging as the maltiness fades, but it's understated. I also feels there is a little smokiness in there, without conviction. The ending feel is a little alcohol/carbonation burn/tingle.
O: wasn't exactly sure what I expected, but it does tend toward the sweet side for a beer, more of a "dessert" beer than a brown ale. It has some depth beyond the sweetness, but one should go into it knowing to expect more of a sipping off-norm beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Kill Devil Brown Ale (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.