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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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This beer began as an Imperial oatmeal brown. Free Willís brewer liked it but felt it either needed to be toned down, or have something added. One Village espresso roast coffee was cold-brewed, Kimberton brand coffee, added after fermentation and magic was born.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocMcGrain (16) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Chocolate and not bitter, tasty and not heavy. This is a delicious oatmeal stout. I would drink this consistently, but not more than a couple a night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2022) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a light brown with no head. Aroma of coffee and sweet caramel malt. Taste is very sweet, malty with a bold coffee presence. Very sweet and malty but the bitterness from the coffee balances it out in the finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at Holy Hound. Pours clear dark brown with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roast malt with figs and plums, light vanilla notes. Flavor is malt dominant with coffee, nutty notes, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2804) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Chestnut brown pour with aroma of coffee, chocolate, and oats. Powerful, but not overpowering coffee flavor with vanilla, roast, and some oats. Very nice beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (788) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
An imperial brown from Free Will...nice. Plots of alcohol but it isnít totally noticeable. Aroma of malt, wheat, oat, spice, raisins, vanilla and espresso beans. Coffee isnít really that strong. Taste is more dark coffee than anything, raisins, oak, nuts, oats. Well balanced and dry.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy light brown body body under a small fizzy beige head that vanished almost immediately. The nose is a mix of coffee grounds, husky malt, and a slight bit of citrus. The flavor is a bit thin in the malt department, and the coffee adds a bit of astringency on the back end. The flavor overall is just a bit too murky and muddled. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a lingering coffee ground finish. This sounded good on the label, but the execution was fairly poor.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (923) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Cloudy sexy reddish brown with rimming beige head; aroma is very coffeeish and notes if chocolate; Flava is coffee subtly spiced with pepper(chipotle?)mand sweet chocolatey backgroud; feels medum-light silky with decent fizz; finishes dry yet sweetish with notes roasty coffee and tangy malt

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Growler fill. Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma is all coffee, taste is pretty much the same with a little chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppityHop (175) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
I hate coffee, but love this beer. Somehow, the Brewers were able to take all the attributes of a solid brown ale.....then add coffee beans, ramp up the alcohol, and still keep it easy to drink. Tasty. Excellent. Want more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1217) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Very interesting brew. Usually with coffee flavors this big youíre drinking a porter or stout, but this is most definitely a brown ale. Bitter coffee notes, roasty. The coffee flavor is honestly a bit too much, especially with a beer thatís thinner.


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