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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap @ GABF. Brown pour with an off-white head. As expected, coffee aroma. Spicy nutmeg notes, some vanilla, and caramel. A touch of roast and chocolate. Sweet vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Moderate roast, spicy coffee, and bitter chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deep brown color with a small sized off white head. Some coffee, caramel, nutty, oats, and roast.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy dark brown with tan head. Nose was heavy fresh roasted coffee, malt, mild hops. Tasted like fresh-roasted coffee, with notes of malt, finishing oats, and finishing nutty notes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7114) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Hazy brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, some coffee, oats, and light roast. Taste of coffee, roasted malts, nuts, caramel, and some toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4631) - 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 that’s 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 they’ve found a harmonious recipe and the ingredients are quality, but then again, I’m a sucker for coffee beers, even if I like them ashy and dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Pours a deep brown with some amber notes and a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of light coffee notes, caramel and nuts. Was getting some green coffee/vegetal notes out of both flavor and aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3754) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2014
12oz bottle from Wine Academy. Poured a muddy orange/brown with a smaller quicker fading foamy light beige head. Aroma is coffee, light chocolate, juicy oranges, medium toast and cream. Medium body with softer carbonation and a long duration on the finish. Flavor is sweet to start and finishes dry. Notes of grains, coffee beans, dark toast, grain husks, old dry sugar. Solid beer that’s a bit different with the brown ale base.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Pours an opaque deep amber/ruby with a thin off white head...doesnt look like much of a brown and retention and lacing are poor. Aroma has nice roasty coffee notes...one dimensional but very aromatic and pleasant. Flavor follows suit...rich coffee with a touch of sweetness...almost like a coffee ice cream with a hint of chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a lingering coffee/dark chocolate finish. Very tasty beer...but only if coffee is your thing.


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