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C.O.B. (Coffee Oatmeal Brown) - Free Will Brewing Co.

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C.O.B. (Coffee Oatmeal Brown)C.O.B. (Coffee Oatmeal Brown)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

35 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 35
Hads: 236
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 31.7%
Wants: 11
Gots: 56 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale | 8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Flounder57 on 11-24-2012

This unique and complex seasonal ale is free will’s best-selling seasonal. This very strong brown ale has a delicious malty backbone with notes of caramel, brown sugar and graham cracker. Aged on a unique and complex bean that provides additional peppery and molasses like flavors in addition to the classic coffee presence in the aroma and on the palate.
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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 236
Reviews by BuxMontBeerLover:
Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I recently had this beer at The Washington House in Sellersville, PA. This beer is brewed in Perkasie, PA and the brewery itself is only about 2 miles away.

Served in a goblet-like glass

A - Beer arrived with a half-finger, mocha-colored head. It's a very deep brown, almost black color, totally opaque. Nice lacing left after drinking.

S - A nice coffee aroma

T - A huge coffee presence mixed with some chocolate-like sweetness. The beer is rather bitter but it goes down really smooth. The oatmeal isn't really noticeable. The ABV is slightly noticeable but never overpowers the beer.

M - A medium body. Medium carbonation. Leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste

O - I really enjoyed this beer. The brewery is less than 3 miles from my home and I'd gladly pick up a growler of this. I've had several of Free Will's offerings and I've been impressed with them all.

Cheers!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of awess1221
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Great coffee aroma. The body was alot lighter than I expected but still pleasant as it didn't over power the beer.

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Photo of wattoclone
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Aroma is coffee and hints of nuts. Pours a medium brown with tan head. Taste is not exceptional, but has coffee and some roasted malt. As usual for American craft brews, it has a high ABV which detracts from the experience. A mild craft beer like this should not hit you so hard. If I wanted to get sloshed fast I would just have a malt liquor.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Gmann
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a translucent brown color with a short khaki colored head.

The aroma is of light sweet coffee, perhaps some hazelnut. Milk chocolate and caramel notes. Nice inviting aroma.

Big coffee flavor. Nice moderate roast with notes of kahlua. Milk chocolate and caramel provide a tootsie roll flavor. Some woody and tea notes from the malt.

Light to moderate feel with active carbonation. Sweet on the palate, perhaps a touch cloying. Drying towards the finish.

A good coffee brown. The tootsie roll/kahlua flavor wears on me a bit.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of HopsnMalts_NJ
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this as a nitro and really, really enjoyed it.

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3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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C.O.B. (Coffee Oatmeal Brown) from Free Will Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.