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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 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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thouse (47) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2013
delightful whiffs of java immediately smack you on the nose. The full-bodied beautyís bitter java characteristics are balanced out by the honeyed notes of molasses, which makes this low-carb brown one Iíd regularly revisit. -

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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1443) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Looked very nice, a little on the light side. Was slightly watery. That was the not so good. The good was the flavor. Out of this world. The coffee was very nice and came through with every sip. If this beer had a bit of íthicknessí to it, it would have been rated much higher. Extra point for 8.3%

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (1878) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
This was a killer brown ale. I drank this at a concert and was told that "FRee Will Citra" kicked and they had a coffee beer on. Cool! Pours really dark with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was coffee and grinds, and smells like a Dunkin Donuts employee. The taste was a big coffee bean, roasty, rich, big palate. Best from the brewery Iíve had!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1289) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (2926) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stt0229 (6) - - FEB 11, 2013 does not count
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.

3.7
   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (1810) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
No smoke and mirrors with this Brown Ale injected with deep roast coffee. Malt and roast come together complimented mild bitterness. Pekasieís best tasting coffee enhanced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9935) - 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.


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