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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 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 (50) - 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.

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.

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 youíll find anywhere. Donít miss it if you find it in your neck of the woods.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (923) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (12278) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1246) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
aroma a dark chocolate coffee mix. has a nice sweet/ roast / coffee taste some silky texture. pretty nice

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1480) - 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 (2143) - 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 (1476) - 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.


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