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RATINGS: 53   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 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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1325) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Tasty coffee beer - more brown ale than stout. Somewhat thin in the mouthfeel. Lots of coffee finish and flavor.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4423) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2014
This one poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of.coffee, and caramel. Flavor similar, fresh big coffee. One dimensional but tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1653) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle as an extra. Pours a clear reddish brown with absolutely no head. Aroma of coffee and grape skin. Taste is slightly bitter, nutty aftertaste. Medium mouth feel but low carb. Poured flat.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (604) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. This is one of the best browns you’ll find anywhere. Don’t miss it if you find it in your neck of the woods.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (204) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep ruby red with a thin off white head. Aroma is heavy on the coffee with some malt. Taste is the same - very bitter coffee taste with a dry finish. If you're a fan of coffee, you'll love this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
katrinaez (67) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Has to be a top rankimg beer again. Only coffee tastes more like coffee. Deep and almost imperial style in flavor. Bitter notes as if biting in the beans themselves.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4976) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2014
8oz pour at Al’s of Hampden pours a clear amber with zero head. Nose has all coffee, mild caramel, brown sugar, but just lots of Folger’s. Flavor has more sugar than the nose lets on, caramel, brown sugar and... coffee. Some rootbeer too. Sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6124) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2014
On tap. Pours a ruddy brown color with a medium white head. The aroma is big malty aroma with huge coffee. This is a great beer: massive coffee, milky, big grains, oatmeal, light toast. Great.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a caramel-brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was brewed coffee, a bit of vanilla, malty and somewhat sweet. The flavor was bad brewed coffee. Other flavors tried to come through but kept getting squashed by the overbearing bad brewed coffee presence. Unfathomably long finish - which in this case was not a good thing. Medium body. Not good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Draft. Dark brown body with hits of Orange and nice ring in a shifter. Aroma of nuts and caramel. Flavor is caramel, malt, nuts and a lingering coffee taste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (12291) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at Holy Hound. Hazy brown color. Intense cocoa powder aroma. Taste is burnt licorice, burnt espresso, chocolate. Nice.


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