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Coffee Oatmeal Stout - Good People Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 99
Gots: 45 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 272 | Reviews: 76
Photo of CIBoy10
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just an all-around fantastic beer. Enough said.

Photo of Vukusich
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent flavor. Not over the top coffee taste. Probably better when it's fresh. Samples received a little dated.

Photo of tempest
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of RockRuler
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good stuff. I'll revisit when I get the chance.

Photo of dar482
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
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%.

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of bcostner1
2.09/5  rDev -49.1%
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.

Photo of Moescody
4.81/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Most definatly one of my favorite beers, smooth, flavorful, and balanced

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma creamy vanilla, coffee, malty, chocolate. Taste light coffee, cocoa, cocoa.

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.33/5  rDev -19%
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.

Photo of AgentMunky
4.07/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of WunderLlama
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap

Black with taupe lid

Aroma of....banana?

Taste of roast coffee

Smooth

Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

Photo of DuffDaddy
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Had a taste of this at the brewery in Birmingham with the boys while attending Barber Vintage Moto Fest...next stop...Dreamland BBQ!

Photo of John44
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

I'm usually not a big stout guy, but will definitely have this one again.

Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Photo of SteveB24
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Color is deep brown that isn't opaque or clear, pours two fingers of very frothy, tan colored head, the foam settles to about a quarter of it's original pour, which is a very respectable amount, and stays there, i don't think you can ask for more from a stout.

Smell; Aroma is fresh brewed coffee, with some chocolate in there as well, and a touch of Booze.

Taste- the first thing to hit you is the coffee, which has a refined, freshness to it. On top of that there are notes of dark chocolate, burned sugar, and alcohol, it's hard to tell where the bitterness from the coffee ends and the hop bitterness begins, but either way there is a sharp bitterness which nicely contrasts the rich malt flavors.

Mouthfeel; Full bodied, quite carbonated for a stout, slightly oily, moderately crisp at the end.

Overall; A delicious, satisfying and complex experience, if i had general access to this beer i would probably buy it at least a couple more times.

Photo of Roxie_B
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Can
Appearance: Dark and opaque, finger of tan head that dies down into lacing and a small collar.
Smell: Malt, sweetness, coffee, raisins, oats.
Taste: Malty sweetness in the front. Coffee in the middle. Tiny bit of hops at the finish and leaves with another bit of chocolate sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth with more carbonation than I am used to seeing in this style.
Overall: Breakfast of champions. Coffee? Check. Oatmeal? Check. Fruit? Check. Chocolate? Check.
Passable local offering. Worth trying, worth sharing and wouldn’t mind having it again.

Photo of Treyliff
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No canning date, poured into a snifter

A- pours a pitch black color with a small khaki colored creamy and foamy head that eventually reduces to a thick ring around the edge

S- chocolaty malt with some smokey notes, fresh coffee, oats, fig & raisin

T- big dark chocolate bitter-sweet flavors up front with a dose of creamy espresso quickly following. Light smoky malt mixes with creamy oats, with a hint of caramel and dark fruits. The finish gives some herbal hop notes with more espresso at the close

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a big foamy mouthfeel with a smooth and creamy, dry finish

O- nice coffee notes and super drinkable from the oat smoothness, very good

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very dark brown, near black body with a creamyish, medium-sized, tan-hued head.

Smell: There's a scent of dark roast coffee alongside lightly ashen roasted malt, with nominal chocolate and caramel. Lightly tangy fruitiness.

Taste: A dark crooked roasted maltiness, a hint of underlying, sustained char. Dark chocolate, a light sweetness. Sharp snap of dark fruit. Very low citrus, herb hop character and bitterness. A bit more tangy fruitiness on the drying, roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Just a half-notch above medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Decent and acceptable, though not outstanding.

Photo of mentaltraveller
2.98/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I Had this beer on tap at the Good People brewpub and was impressed (admittedly, I had low expectations). It wasn't life changing, but dependable enough for me to buy a six pack the next day. Unfortunately, the bottled version is much too carbonated and somewhat overhopped. The Williamette hops are more apparent than the coffee by a wide margin, and the mouthfeel is almost shockingly rough for an oatmeal stout, generally prized, of course, for a soft yet robust chewiness. This beer is certainly off the mark for its style, and sadly fails carve out a satisfying niche of its own. Perhaps worth a try if you place a great value on trying new things. It is not a complete failure, but neither is it a worthy successor to its esteemed predecessors (FBS, Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout).

Photo of sommersb
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 03-11-2014
Freshness: Canned on 01-27-2014
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Wellington
Purchased: 6-pack from Liquor Express, Huntsville AL

A: Black and opaque, looks like an engine oil. A huge tan head shows good retention and thick lacing.

S: Smells of dark coffee and roasted barley; also has an earthy/woody aroma and vanilla.

T: First up is the bitterness of heavy roasted malts, plus earthy hop notes and unsweetened chocolate. As the beer warms, the bitterness seems to fade and the beer is more balanced.

M: Medium in carbonation, with a thick body. The finish is smooth with bitterness of coffee in the aftertaste.

O: A good stout but somewhat on the abrasive side. Could benefit from a little more sweetness in my opinion.

Photo of I_will_have_another
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours with a dark coffee color with a dark brown color and a pale white head that doesn't last long

S - Coffee and roasted malts are smelt easily after opening and while pouring. Secondary smells of dark chocolate.

T - Simi-sweet chocolate upfront with a slight coffee aftertaste and dark malt following

M - Not too thick just about right on the oatmeal stout front

O - I like it. Not as much as some of my favorite breakfast coffee stouts like Wake-n-bake and FBS, but I will definitely make sure I have these in my fridge for those chilly nights. Very reasonably priced too.

Photo of cvm4
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours with a dark coffee color with a slight tinge of brown to it. It's carrying some carbonation with a two finger medium khaki head.

S - For a coffee stout, it's subdued. Granted the coffee flavors are there, but not in your face like I would expect. Secondary smells of roasted malts and light dark chocolate.

T - It delivers what I expect from a coffee stout... Coffee, roasted malts & a bit of dark chocolate, just like the nose. There's a bit of a bitter finish.

M - For the style, the body is on point & maybe a bit overcarbed.

O - It's good and it's solid. I just think the rating is a bit biased towards where it's distributd.

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Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Good People Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.