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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stt0229 (6) - - FEB 11, 2013
First, I’m 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 don’t like coffee). That being said the beer would be awesome for coffee lovers. An excellent blend of beer with coffee flavors.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3749) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (804) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Wow this has a great aroma! Huge coffee roasted notes draw you in. The pour is your typical brown & has no head & leaves no lacing. The taste has just a hint of the coffee aroma upfront but finishes pretty boozy & kind of flat? Quite disappointing based on the exquisite aroma! Palate is a little harsh w/ the alcohol standing out. Overall good but could have been a masterpiece.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (515) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a deep cloudy brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is a wonderful sweet coffee essence with some caramel and maple undertones. Taste is sweet caramel maple and sweet coffee candy and a bit of mild espresso bitterness. Palate is a medium smooth and creamy body, good carbonation and slight sticky mouth feel. Taste almost like a cup of ice cold java and with the alcohol at 8.3% you don’t notice it.The finish is the same as taste. Overall a very good tasty and enjoyable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1786) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (609) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (618) - 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.

4.8
   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.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4628) - 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.


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