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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with thin off white. Nose and taste coffee and caramel.

3.6
BeerdedDave (1853) - Beckley, USA - DEC 30, 2015
brown color; nice coffee aroma; nice coffee and roasted malt flavor with an underlying sweet malt; light alcohol notes

3.4
Arayaga2 (2218) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Toffee color, aroma and taste. Nutty coffee predominates. Relatively powerful flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
BillKismet (4103) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Browned amber color with a decent enough head. Bold rush of coffee to those with some fruity notes but a lot of rough grounds as well. The body has an inch of fruitiness, but is mostly a rough coffee flavor, which is ok--as long as you love coffee. The coffee completely masks the alcohol content. Touch of coffee sugar on the finish.

4
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours cloudy dark brown with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of coffee, toasted malts, nutty malts, sweet malts, caramel, molasses, light toffee, and some light vanilla. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a creamy, velvety mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty, pretty nice brown ale that has a great mouthfeel to it and shows off some nice coffee notes.

3.4
Beerdedone (3446) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of coffee beans, caramel and chocolate. Flavor of roasted coffee, caramel, light chocolate and some nutty notes.

3.4
j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle shared with my wife. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white head. Coffee and roast on the nose with a touch of chocolate. Medium bodied, roast and a bit of coffee, thin malt and a light burnt note. Slow roast on the finish and some coffee.

2.4
bnokk (538) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2015
APPEARANCE - looks good as a brown ale. Darker than some, deep amber color. NOSE - considering the name and blah blah talk on the side, I expected a lot more in the coffee department. FLAVOR - good bit of malt, not feeling a ton of coffee.

4.2
obxdude10 (2366) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2015
Really nice brown ale from a new brewery for me. This is the first offering I’ve sampled from Free Will, and it was extremely delicious! This brown ale had a Guinness-type pour on the nitro at Craft Ale House. The body settled to a reddish-brown color with a tan head. The nose was smoky and roasty and the flavors were very unique. I tasted plenty of coffee, some vanilla, grassy and bitter hops and some oats. This is a very unique and different beer and very delicious and enjoyable! Well done!

3.2
EvanFriend (627) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
The coffee taste is overpowering. No subtle coffee notes at all, this just tastes like chewing coffee beans. I’m not a big coffee drinker, but I guess this would be really good if you are.


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