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

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BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
286 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#9,792
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
286
pDev:
12.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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12
Gots:
63
Trade:
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Ratings: 286 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of saison90
1/5  rDev -74.3%

the only way i can describe this beer is coffee pickles. the smell was reminiscent of stale espresso grounds, and it tasted like it was brewed with pickling brine. me and a friend each had a single sipped and dumped it.

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Photo of TimberSwanson
1.91/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of Drunkie
2.08/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of cpetrone84
2.17/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pour is a clear caramel brown with a small amount of tan head. Nose is slightly overly roasted coffee, roasted malts, faint sticky caramel, a bit thin. Taste is the same, it has a bit of a cola flavored coffee, overly roasted malt, a touch acrid, moderate bitterness, overly carbonated and stings the throat.

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2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of Givemebeer
2.8/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smells of coffee, chocolate, and brown sugar. Taste however is syrupy and too sweet. Not a bad coffee presence

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.03/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.08/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.1/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wattoclone
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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C.O.B. (Coffee Oatmeal Brown) from Free Will Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 286 ratings