Widmer Brothers Kill Devil (Brothers’ Reserve Series)
Widmer Brothers Kill Devil is an American Brown Ale. Limited Edition series #6, bottled on 4/5/2012. Drinking this at about 9 months of age. 90% ale brewed with palm sugar and molasses, then aged in rum barrels, and finally blended with 10% ale. An interesting idea with the Caribbean theme and ingredients. Starts off as an average brown ale, flavors of caramel and brown sugar, nothing to wright home about. Eventually the blackstrap molasses and rum barrels start to impart some interesting notes of molasses, toffee, toasted coconut and vanilla. Not surprisingly this is a sweet beer that has a very nice crystallized sugar finish. I would say pick one of these up if you are really into brown ales or mildly sweet dessert beers.