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

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276 Ratings
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C.O.B. (Coffee Oatmeal Brown)C.O.B. (Coffee Oatmeal Brown)
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
276
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
60
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 276 |  Reviews: 41
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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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 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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Photo of BeerCrack
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buyyourfreedom
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

Photo of acurtis
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%

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of WesMack
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of whatname
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

Photo of Mpenders
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of StevenH
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Bdel34
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of JT99125
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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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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C.O.B. (Coffee Oatmeal Brown) from Free Will Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 276 ratings.
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