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Coffee Oatmeal Brown Ale - Free Will Brewing Company

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Coffee Oatmeal Brown AleCoffee Oatmeal Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Flounder57 on 11-24-2012)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-17-2013 18:20:53 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-18-2013 01:12:05 | More by acurtis
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-07-2013 18:00:38 | More by Knapp85
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-18-2014 19:58:06 | More by WVbeergeek
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at Brass Rail Deli, served chilled in a pint.

The color is a murky brown with light off white cap with ringlets of lace sticking and ultra fine bead not the best appearance, but better than average. The smell is a mix of sweet malt with fresh coffee odor with nutty light bean-like roasted nose and light herbal hop scent. The feel has a creamy, worty texture with sweet roasted grainy aspect and semi-dry finish with a slight coffee acidity mid palate.

The taste is good and pretty much follows the aroma with full malty toasted oatmeal aspect with a light coffee element and moderate hop influence with an herbal flavor. The coffee tastes good, but midway it starts to bring a vegetal element and there is light alcohol with nutty dry taste in the finish. Overall a pretty good brown, not great -if you take away the oats and coffee it is pretty ordinary and the coffee doesn't really improve it enough to warrant a second taste to me. I like the concept but it could use some refinement as it seems like an under attenuated strong ale. The sweetness level is ok and the coffee is more earthy than I prefer considering the style + Abv but it is good drinkability wise

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2013 14:00:47 | More by Slatetank
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Canal St. Pub, Reading, PA.

Mahogany brown color, semi-translucent, with a small tan head that receded to a ringlet; minor lacing on the glass. Cold coffee grounds in the nose, toasted bread, caramel malts. About what I'd expect from a coffee brown ale. Taste was similar, cold pressed coffee, caramel malts, somewhat nutty, toasted oats and rye (though I'm not sure any actual rye was used in this beer), with a slight herbal bitterness in the finish. Body was medium, a bit thinner than I'd expect from an oatmeal beer, but about on par for a typical brown ale. Overall pretty decent. Good if you like coffee, good if you like brown ales.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2014 13:13:16 | More by Rifugium
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-10-2013 16:32:27 | More by mendvicdog
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-08-2013 00:49:24 | More by duceswild
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-18-2013 00:30:33 | More by BillRoth
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-07-2013 00:26:35 | More by rolltide8425
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claspada

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent brown color with a khaki medium size head that recedes rather quickly.

Aromas begin heavy on the java with coffee grinds, then some toasted bready malt, toffee and some minimal cocoa powder. Not detecting much of an Oatmeal presence.

The tastes follow the nose with lots if coffee balanced by a strong molasses, cocoa and a nutty, biscuity maltiness. Sweetness is minimal.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-low carbonation. Finish is slightly bitter but mainly subpar for any beer advertising Oatmeal; it is missing that creamy oat induced chewiness.

Overall this was a tasty beer and quite drinkable any day of the year but especially tasty late fall after a nice dinner. The only ding for me is the weak mouthfeel and semi-watery mouthfeel for much a strong beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2012 14:54:03 | More by claspada
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-15-2014 01:01:50 | More by IPAchris
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-10-2014 23:50:16 | More by deapokid
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-27-2013 18:51:11 | More by ShemRahBoo
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-23-2014 19:37:53 | More by ZEB89
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, no date.

appears deep dark brown with ruby highlights, thin cream colored head which fades. big aroma of coffee with cream and sugar, dominates. coffee takes the taste over too, but not roasty, definitely the base is a brown ale. medium to thin body, higher carbonation, okay feel. overall a unique take on flavor combinations.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 05:13:54 | More by jmdrpi
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-22-2013 00:10:46 | More by IdrinkGas
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-05-2013 00:46:00 | More by mdillon86
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-29-2014 03:25:31 | More by st9647v3
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-26-2012 03:51:18 | More by bigfnjoe
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-10-2014 01:10:04 | More by whatname
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Came to me in a tulip, very dark brown in color a mocha head sat on top and was pretty tall.
Aroma has a lot of coffee grounds in it. Some toasted malts and sweetness too.
Drinks like the nose with a big coffee taste. But as it warms the coffee mellows and some roasted malts maybe even a bit of toffee come through. Hints of cocoa mingles in the taste too.
Drinks a heavy medium on the palate, smooth but alittle washed out.
A very good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2013 11:42:38 | More by micromaniac129
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Deep mahogany brown with 1 finger of off-white head that dissipates quickly. Good clarity.

Nose
Coffee grounds, medium roasted coffee, espresso...yeah, basically coffee.

Taste
Again, coffee grounds, medium roasted coffee with cream and sugar and hints of espresso. Caramelized brown sugar, hazelnut and touches of overripe black plum.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, silky and smooth.

Overall
8.3% abv is well hidden and tastes like COFFEE.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 21:32:12 | More by justintcoons
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-28-2013 14:18:48 | More by JeffTheJuice
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-15-2014 19:43:47 | More by bacher468
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Coffee Oatmeal Brown Ale from Free Will Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.