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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer began as an Imperial oatmeal brown. Free Wills 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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (23615) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at Holy Hound. Hazy brown color. Intense cocoa powder aroma. Taste is burnt licorice, burnt espresso, chocolate. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (17068) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Tap at The Brazen Head, Brooklyn. Dark brown color, small steady off-white head. Aroma has caramel a.d coffee. Medium-bodied. Sweetish flavor has strong cold coffee and caramel. Low bitterness. A bit too simple for being 8%.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16619) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
On tap at Rattle n Hum - East, pours an amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out very nicely toasted espresso beans, not much else. Flavour isnt as nice as the aroma, with notes of espresso, light roast, and some burnt oats. Nicely constructed but a little too burnt. Solid.Flavour

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15946) - , 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12841) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at Holy Hound. Pours clear dark brown with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roast malt with figs and plums, light vanilla notes. Flavor is malt dominant with coffee, nutty notes, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12612) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my BIL for assistance with note-taking. Clear amber-brown color with a thin light beige head that recedes steadily. Strings of lace. Aroma of coffee and malt. Medium body with flavors of roasted coffee, malt and slight fruit. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (12113) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
On tap at Capones. Poured a deep brown color with a small sized off white head. Some coffee, caramel, nutty, oats, and roast.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (10471) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle from Capones. Pours hazy dark brown with tan head. Nose was heavy fresh roasted coffee, malt, mild hops. Tasted like fresh-roasted coffee, with notes of malt, finishing oats, and finishing nutty notes.


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