Coffee Oatmeal Stout - Good People Brewing Company

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Reviews: 84
Hads: 331
Avg: 4.1
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 107
Gots: 65 | FT: 3
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Good People Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bonhoeffer on 10-10-2008

Big coffee flavors dominate early only to be wiped out by an enormous about of Willamette hop flavors. One of GPBC’s most requested beers. Complex and full of flavor yet amazingly sessionable. Brewed with coffee from Primavera Coffee Roasters here in Birmingham, AL.

54 IBU
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Reviews: 84 | Hads: 331
Photo of Jason
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth, Roasty, Creamy, Bitter

Here’s a beer that gets us thinking about a bit of breakfast in a can. Besides, gourmet coffee and oats is all you need, right? This ale throws down in a robust manner; it’s super roasty with a real mellow charred grain character. Seeming a bit bigger than it actually is, this Coffee Oatmeal Stout has a lush smoothness that makes it easy to knock back. Amazing beers don’t have to have high levels of alcohol, and this beer is proof of that.

STYLE: American Oatmeal Stout | ABV: 6.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #100 (MAY 2015)

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown/black color with a thin lingering head. Some lacing on the glass. Coffee and roasted malts on the nose. Clean, strong coffee flavor on the taste finishing with some roasty malt flavors and slight bitterness. Medium mouthfeel with carbonation. Very impressed with this one

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Photo of CitizenGrain
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an American pint glass at On Tap in Inverness, AL
L: Nearly opaque with dense creamy tan head that hangs around but doesn't stay to clean up after the party.
S: Malty, toffee, very aromatic
T: Toffee and dark crystal malt, medium high sweetness
F: Moderately low and creamy. Slightly viscous. Absolutely perfect for the style.
O: Great aroma and bold flavor of sweet toffee and slight malt toast. Too sweet for my preference but a superb beer.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks like a cop of coffee. Thick head in between graham cracker and chocolate. Great lacing. Nice coffee nose with a good chocolate malt background. Taste is exactly as described. Feel is a bit watery. Also carbonation is stronger than I look for in a stout. Feels like a coffee ipa.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Well done easy drinking oatmeal stout. Nice, full, chewy mouth feel with a generous amount of oats in the flavor. Coffee is sharp, bitter, and comes off as cold brewed.

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Photo of Keene
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep, dark brown with a sticky head of tan-colored foam. Layers of malt aroma quickly spill over the edge of the glass: medium roast coffee, dark chocolate, crusty rustic bread, and a hint of brown sugar. Somewhere behind this is a trace of mildly spicy Pacific Northwest hops. Medium-bodied but missing some of the silkiness of other Oatmeal Stouts, Good People's version delivers a sharp and pronounced black coffee flavor, a bit of burnt toast, and a generous level of bitterness. Roasty malt character and earthy hop character mingle on the palate and persist into the finish. A solid offering that could benefit from a touch of finesse here and there.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep brown, nearly black, very substantial and long lasting head of caramel color, beautiful lacing
S: subtle, roastly but not overly so, not a lot going on here but still pleasant
T: bitter but not overbearingly so, tastes like black coffee, oats and chocolate come through in the finish, you also smell the chocolate much more when the beer is in your mouth, not out of the glass but from the beer in your mouth
M: silky but not overly so
O: excellent, since this is local for me I rarely buy which is my loss this is an excellent stout and one that feels much bigger than it actually is, definitely worth purchase, just below room temp is just right for this one

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can

Pours nearly black, slight brown tinge around the edges where the light manages to penetrated. Head is an inch thick and pillowy, light tan in color.

Smells of cocoa, roasted coffee beans, and a woody hop bitterness.

Tastes of coffee, oatmeal, chocolate, and dry woody hops. Bit of lactose in the finish.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Very satisfying and drinkable stout, the coffee is pronounced and not acidic. It mixes with the oatmeal maltiness to make a tasty stout that drinks easy. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Black, opaque, thick 2 inch khaki head that hangs around forever

S: Rich chocolate, coffee, little bit of hoppiness at the end

T: Rich chocolate, coffee, sweet malts, then hop bitterness to round out a really great tasting beer.

M: Full, smooth, lightly carbonated

O: Really great beer. Not sure why the critics are not impressed, it has everything that you would want in an oatmeal stout with a great addition of the coffee flavor. Looks outstanding with great lacing, nose is really full, tastes great and the mouthfeel it full and smooth, what more could you ask for.

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Photo of WckdVbz
3.01/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I don't know why it's rated 91. Tastes like a watered-down Black Pale Ale. I'm not getting any coffee or oatmeal either. Way over-hopped for an Oatmeal Stout.

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Photo of Brackh
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark with a little foamy head. Smells like malt and coffee. Tastes the same. Has some pleasant roast to it that provides some bitterness. Only knock on this one is that it is a little thin and watery. Otherwise though a very solid beer.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep mahogany bordering on black with a tall, frothy, tan head that hangs around.

Big coffee, oats, and roasted malt in the nose. In the back is a slight herbal/floral hop bite.

Nice coffee, chocolate, and toasted bread notes up front. The flavor coats with a slight creaminess that disappears in the lively carbonation which ends with floral hop bite that is dry and crisp. A very solid stout for coffee lovers.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good People Coffee Oatmeal Flavored Stout
12 oz. can

There's no secret to this one, it's coffee! It's got a coffee aroma like fresh brewed black coffee... probably the best coffee aroma I've found to date. Then the same follows through in the flavor with some sweet notes upfront and then a long, pleasant dry coffee finish. It's balanced and smooth.What I find odd is that it's labeled "flavored" despite the fact that they use coffee in the brewing process. Perhaps there are additional flavorings added? Regardless, it's brilliant.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into a snifter.

It looks how I want my stouts: frothy, dark khaki-colored head, abundant lacing, opaque body, dark brown and almost black in color. Slight deduction because I actually expected a darker body still. 4.75

Surprised that yeasty floral notes are the first thing I notice, followed by a chocolate chip cookie deal. Light coffee aroma. Not wowed but pleasant. 4

Yes! Plenty of coffee on the flavor though and this coffee has some depth to it. There's a light sweetness offering some vanilla and caramel, toasty nuttiness, dark chocolate and notes of floral and grassy hops. 4

Surprisingly bitter and a tad thinner-bodied than I'd prefer but I find myself slurping it down all the same. The floral bitterness lingers with coffee after an initial dose of sweetness and faint creaminess. 4

Enjoyable, light and easy-drinking.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty solid . . . Nothing really exceptional stands out to me but there are some nice flavors going on. Mouth feel is little thin for my liking. The coffee addition has a noticeable bitterness finishing on the palate. Overall a very decent oatmeal stout.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black with a thick tan, three fingers of head. Some lacing.

Aroma: Some coffee and dark chocolate

Taste: A nice flavorful balance of dark chocolate and heavy roast coffee

Feel: medium body with light amount of carbonation

Overall: An excellent solid stout. Coffee brings a nice bitterness to it and there are some great chocolate notes.

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Photo of tempest
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Excellent balance of black coffee with black malts, each jumps out while neither dominates. The coffee is a heavy roast, and the big bitterness plays well. There's a subtle, bready caramel undertone. But dark chocolate and roasted beans are the big flavors.

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Photo of dar482
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a reddish brown copper color.

The aroma hits of slight flaws of eggs, caramel sweetness.

The flavor does not have that strange flaw really, but instead has light roasted malt, cocoa, and lots of great stiff espresso coffee flavor. A really well integrated coffee beer, albeit on the lighter side of robust qualities at 6%.

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours with a dark coffee color with a tan head that subsides to a couple of millimeters. Plenty of lacing on the glass

S - Coffee and roasted malts are up front followed by an aroma of figs and some dark chocolate.

T - Coffee and dark chocolate upfront. There is a hint of hops with some fig and licorice flavor.

M - A little thin but smooth and plenty of layers of flavor.

O - A very good beer. Definitely an upfront coffee flavor but the coffee allows some other flavors room to breath. A real nice stout.

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Photo of bcostner1
2.09/5  rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

After looking forward to trying this beer for a while, I have to say I did not enjoy it at all unfortunately. Looked like an average stout at the pour; trended toward dark brown hues rather than the pitch black color of other stouts. Aroma was faint coffee...not much else. Taste was extremely unbalanced to me: all I got from it was bitter, astringent coffee grounds. No oatmeal sweetness at all. Very chalky tasting and extremely thin bodied as well. I guess I was hoping for something along the lines of Terrapin WNB with this one and it just didn't come anywhere near stacking up. I have enjoyed other offerings from Good People, but this is by far the worst thing I have tried from them to date.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Rock solid look and smell, with coffee clearly dominating the profile. But that same domination in the taste isn't particularly pleasant and comes off as almost artificial. The mouth feel is also very thin and watery, which isn't what I want in an oatmeal stout. Not a bad beer by any means, but I was hoping for more.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass.

Pours black and dark but with no head.
It smells enscorcelling. Rich and delicious and viscous. Loads of coffee. Licorice. I love it.
A tasty creamy body is rich and pleasant. Good hops (Williamette). Long finish. Licorice again. This is really nice actually.
Highly recommended. Will have again. Yummy.

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Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

from a 12 oz can
Excellent tan head over a nearly black and opaque body.

Has good potential but the coffee here is too much like mediocre coffee grinds and not enough like Kona or other fine coffee beans. In any case, there's a good bit of coffee in here so this won't appeal to anyone who does not like coffee.

Moderately bitter aftertaste with simulated expresso.

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Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Pours deep dark brown, just about black, with a big chocolate head. Aroma is dark and roasty with the coffee being nice and present, chocolatey, oats give off some sugary sweetness, and closes out earthy and bitter. Flavor follows suit. I just wish they could have lowered the dosage of hops here, far hoppier than I enjoy in a stout personally. A creamier medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, a fantastic stout up until the hops assert themselves, making it is just a really good stout (for me). That said, the more I drink of this the less an issue the hops become.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich, deep brown with just some highlights around the edges. Head pours two fingers of creamy tan foam with a nice retention. Quite attractive indeed!

Smell: rich and roasty with a nice sweetness and a fair bit of chocolate character. A bit like a sweet stout, but quite nice.

Taste: big and roasty, with lots of bitter, burnt character. Plenty of chocolate and coffee character come through, as well. I think it's darn good.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice, well-integrated carbonation and a concomitantly enticing creaminess.

Overall: this is a good beer. However, I feel like the roasty elements bring too much bitterness; good, but not outstanding when it comes to drinkability.

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Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Good People Brewing Company
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