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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
This beer began as an Imperial oatmeal brown. Free Will’s 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bnokk (476) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2015
APPEARANCE - looks good as a brown ale. Darker than some, deep amber color. NOSE - considering the name and blah blah talk on the side, I expected a lot more in the coffee department. FLAVOR - good bit of malt, not feeling a ton of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2015
Really nice brown ale from a new brewery for me. This is the first offering I’ve sampled from Free Will, and it was extremely delicious! This brown ale had a Guinness-type pour on the nitro at Craft Ale House. The body settled to a reddish-brown color with a tan head. The nose was smoky and roasty and the flavors were very unique. I tasted plenty of coffee, some vanilla, grassy and bitter hops and some oats. This is a very unique and different beer and very delicious and enjoyable! Well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EvanFriend (480) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
The coffee taste is overpowering. No subtle coffee notes at all, this just tastes like chewing coffee beans. I’m not a big coffee drinker, but I guess this would be really good if you are.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badwhale (419) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle to porter glass. Pours a cloudy brown / rootbeer color. Sparse off white head that dissipates quickly. Great nose of coffee and some malt. The mouthfeel is really silky, and the coffee is really dominant great smoothness, and oatmeal flavor. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
demannu (378) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Thin for an oatmeal brew (on the watery side) but I really like the flavor. A strong lightly sweetened iced coffee with a splash of cream taste dominates the tongue in a good way. Overall very enjoyable and refreshing drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FairBeer11 (2) - - FEB 16, 2015 does not count
Aromas of coffee with a hint of chocolate and cocoa. Brown caramel color. Tastes like an iced coffee in winter minus the sugar and cream - delicious. Light bodied for an oatmeal but smooth and tasty stuff. Could easily drink this all day if not for the ABV 8.3%. This is one to keep a small stock on hand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2200) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JAN 8, 2015
On tap @ KBF. Pours a dark cloudy brown with a thin beige head. Aroma has a big sweet coffee essence with some caramel and maple undertones. Taste is sweet caramel and maple under a light coffee flavor and a bit of mild espresso bitterness. Medium smooth and creamy body, good carbonation and slight sticky mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (2773) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle at Eulogy. Dark clear brown pour with no head at all. Refined coffee liquor. Medium-dark caramels. Ghosts of red fruit. Tastes like a watery (but very good) coffee cocktail - not much like a beer. Kudos though for getting an 8.3% ABV to feel effortless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2014
It’s OK. The coffee is strong, but good. I think this beer is actually a nicer coffee than it is beer...the quality of the coffee is high, the beer itself is nice, but the coffee overwhelms any beer that is present and makes it more like an alcoholic coffee shop drink. Which, is cool, but not necessarily the best beer thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Pour is a clear caramel brown with a small amount of tan head. Nose is slightly overly roasted coffee, roasted malts, faint sticky caramel, a bit thin. Taste is the same, it has a bit of a cola flavored coffee, overly roasted malt, a touch acrid, moderate bitterness, overly carbonated and stings the throat.

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