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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


stt0229's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stt0229 (6) - - FEB 11, 2013
First, Iím rating this beer as if I liked coffee... this is the most coffee-like beer I have ever had and I like coffee stouts (but donít like coffee). That being said the beer would be awesome for coffee lovers. An excellent blend of beer with coffee flavors.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2737) - 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 (698) - 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 (4866) - 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 (809) - 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 (171) - 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 (1111) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1977) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2014
On tap at Maloney's in Matawan. Pours a clear dark amber color with a thick creamy light tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel, toasted malt, and roasted coffee beans. Taste is much the same. Overly sweet caramel malts up front, some toasted grain, and roasted coffee beans in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1223) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
aroma a dark chocolate coffee mix. has a nice sweet/ roast / coffee taste some silky texture. pretty nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3919) - 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 thatís a bit different with the brown ale base.


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