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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Coffee aroma, medium brown with a thin tan head. Malt, nuts, coffee in the initial flavor, tapering off to a sweeter caramel. Smooth and strong, leading to a very full body and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (756) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Beautiful pour. Colored just like the bottle with some mocha mixed in (like a good mocha coffee). Coffee, oat, multigrain rice. Medium body with good oaty feel and smooth but mouthful of flavor. Long sweet grainy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (655) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark brown with a small khaki head but no real lacing on the glass. Aroma: this beer is all about coffee, strong coffee and some malts. Taste sweet but is also coffee, some roasted malts and a slight bitterness towards the end quite sticky too. Nice enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bbeezer51 (5) - - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
Now this is a real coffee beer. First whiff and you are captured by its uniqueness....well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
12oz bottle-dissipating lt tan-brown. A-green pepper, coffee/roasty med malt. T-green pepper just @front end, coffee/roasty-med malt, some earthy hops. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7898) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle shared by John at his house. Pours brown with off white head. Nose is overwhelming green pepper with coffee and flaked oats. Some chocolate. Taste is the same but green pepper is more in the background. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4702) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle. Nose is big rich dark roast of coffee blending in with lighter roast of a stout or at least roasty brown. And nice and nutty! Body is a deep tawny brown with ruby and copper highlights, very short beige head. So nice to see a commercial coffee beer thatís not pitch black. Medium body is nice and layered, malty with light nuts, mild sweetness and little bitterness; good coffee flavor but not domineering, touch of rubbery astringency but on the whole very smooth, slick, clean, and slow/cold brewed. Light chocolate with fruity sparkles, no alcohol, touch of ash. I think theyíve found a harmonious recipe and the ingredients are quality, but then again, Iím a sucker for coffee beers, even if I like them ashy and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
callmemickey (2475) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Dark brown body, thin off-white/light tan head, minimal lacing. Nose is all espresso and light roasted malts. Flavor is similar... a bit harsh and one-noted. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, astringent finish. If a beer is brewed with one thing in mind and doesnít work, adding a shit ton of coffee to it wonít save it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
No bottling information. Appearance: The body is an opaque chestnut through the center with mahogany sides accompanied by a dense tan head, quickly settling into a dense tan coating. Aroma: The aroma is of spicy roasted coffee, thereís little complexity but sometimes thatís a good thing. I get a very little caramel backing with a slight cocoa, but this is overwhelming coffee. Taste: This is spot on for iced coffee with creamer adding, a tinge of sourness towards the back that I associate with black coffee and mild caramel on the intro. This is great if you like coffee. Palate: The body is a bit thin, creamy texture and soft carbonation though. Overall: This bottle must be a little dated, the brewery dropped a sample off a few weeks ago that was outstanding and this is decent, but not what I remember. No surprises, who has ever heard of this brewery? Itís a shame people glazed over this excellent beer, even a bit aged this is great.

Another bottle, testing consistency.
Appearance: The body is hazy, appearing velvety, with a brown-ruby hue, with a short tan head that settles into a fine coating with a thin ring.
Aroma: Oh boy this is the worst batch Iíve smelled out of the three times Iíve had it. The coffee comes off a bit spicy and very earthy with an astringent edge to it. The aroma reminds me of iced coffee with creamer and a touch of caramel.
Taste: The intro is a mild iced coffee with creamer, the flavor remains similar to that, but gets a slight stale flavor by the finish and a touch of sugar from the bottom of a cup. There is a mild sweetness from caramel.
Palate: Full-bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall: I liked this a lot more the first time I had it. Maybe that one was a better batch, maybe it was a bit fresher, maybe it was a bit older. I donít know. I do know the magic isnít really here anymore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Glass shared by Jeff. Aroma is coffee and chocolate chip cookies. Pours brown and thin with a chunky film. Taste is pleasant coffee, biscuit and malt. Thin mouthfeel but it suits the beer. Very good.

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