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)

Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Flounder57 on 11-24-2012

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Ratings: 284 |  Reviews: 44
Reviews by wattoclone:
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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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 Adam7m
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best coffee beer i have had

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4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Jsonta
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of aengleman
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of ExtraSaltyTofu
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of DCHritz
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Photo of gjimenez
5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of socon67
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of citizencane
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours average looking brownish-red, more pale and clear than either coffee or most brown ales. Smell is fairly mild, of coffee and caramel malts. Taste seems average at first sip, but...WOW does the flavor open up quickly. Well balanced caramel malts and coffee. Smooth feel and almost no acidity or bitterness, which is remarkable for a coffee beer. Maybe a bit light for the style, but well done and quite tasty.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a sturdy dark brown color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace to leave some light lace running around the sides of the glass fairly nice. The aroma had a nice blended of roasted coffee, sweet oats/grains, some milk chocolate, dark chocolate, touch of vanilla, caramel, nuts, sweet wood and a touch of Irish coffee creamer at the end. The flavor leaned slightly to the sweet side allowing the roast to make a strong effort to come in for a balance but stays just a pinch behind. Aftertaste was a fully strong coffee sweet and roastiness. The finish was long, smooth, malty and sweet. The palate was about medium bodied with a good carbonation and ABV. Nice smoothness rolling over my tongue. Overall, pretty good brown ale that I would like to come back to if I could get it again.

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C.O.B. (Coffee Oatmeal Brown) from Free Will Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 284 ratings
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