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Coffee Oatmeal Stout - Good People Brewing Company

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 84
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
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:
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

(Beer added by: Bonhoeffer on 10-10-2008)
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Reviews by BenSelf:
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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours up with a nice thick head the color of coffee and cream. The smell is thick with roasted malt and coffee. The taste delivers on the roasted malt promise I got in the aroma. The taste of coffee is very strong, and plays nicely with the malt character. A surprising dose of hop bitterness comes in behind and clears the palette, making this a very quaffable beer. Despite the coffee taste, I think this stout would make a terrific night cap.

BenSelf, Mar 20, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of Golden32
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Golden32, Feb 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

TKEbeerman, Aug 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

chinchill, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of glid02
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler purchased from Gus's in Auburn, AL.

Pours black with a one-finger tan head. THe head dissipates into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of smooth coffee and roasted malts. As it warms hints of dark chocolate waft out.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not as deep. Roasted malt flavors up front are joined quickly by coffee flavors and a hint of dark chocolate. These flavors carry through to a mildly bitter ending that leaves a bit of coffee lingering on the palate.

Mouthfeel is alright. It has a good thickness although I was hoping for a bit more silkiness due to the oatmeal.

Drinkability is good. I finished the growler with the help of a few friends and could easily do the same with another.

Overall this was a very solid coffee stout and I'm intrigued by Good People's other offerings. Worth a shot.

glid02, Sep 02, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Zachb4au, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of mentaltraveller
2.98/5  rDev -28.2%
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).

mentaltraveller, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

seavercm, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Dracarys, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visited J. Clyde's in Birmingham and had a chance to try Good People's brew. Took the chance to try the coffee stout that was on tap. The beer poured very dark/opaque, rich with a creamy head & decent carbonation. The scent was strong coffee/espresso aroma with a nice smack of hops. The taste had even more coffee that was fairly well balanced with sweet malt. The mouthfeel was good, decent body to this beer. Probably could have two if it were snowing outside...but on hot days...I would stay away.

WoodBrew, Sep 14, 2011
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4.52/5  rDev +8.9%

Eric_Glemser, Oct 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

bjwilson, Jun 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

BeerRunner, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

rworkman, Nov 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

needMIbeerinMD, May 25, 2014
Photo of I_will_have_another
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

I_will_have_another, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Sgoverton
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Such a great beer. Pours a deep black with tan head. Nose starts out with coffee, roastiness, etc. Taste is great. Deep roasty flavors, hints of coffee and semi sweet chocolate. Oatmeal lends the stout a smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Truly one of my favorite beers.

Sgoverton, Aug 20, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

bbsaur, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Bunuelian, Nov 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

tweezer159, May 21, 2013
Photo of richj1970
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap at local bottle shop.

A: Poured pitch black with one finger head. Some lacing.

S: Cold coffee. Roasted malts and maybe a hint of chocolate. Not as pronounced as I was hoping for.

T: Coffee of course mixed with roasted malts. I was hoping for bigger flavors, but they are a bit muted here.

M: A bit thin for my taste. Reminds me more of a porter than a stout, and with oatmeal in the name, I was hoping for more body.

O: A good coffee stout, but not my favorite of the group.

richj1970, Aug 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

xxcarpxx, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of alleykatking
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got to sample this from the kilt wearing guys at DLD. Thanks for the couple "samples". Here are the notes that I took.

A-Poured into my Dogfish snifter. Nice deep dark brown color. Nice 1/4 inch off tan head that leaves nice lacing around the glass.

S-This smells of malty goodness. Has nice hints of burnt coffee and chocolate. The roasted malts I think take the backbone of this beer.

T-Nice toasted malt taste upfront with a faint hint of hops that sneaks up on the taste as it goes down. You can taste the chocolate more after the first drink. Also, the oats shine a little more once you sip on this for a while. This is a very nice tasting beer good to it's style.

M- This is a very smooth feeling beer. I wish it was just a tad more carbinated for my pleasure. Left a kind of soapy like residue over my tounge that took me a little while to get rid of. It's a little heavy but not as much as one would expect. Nice silky feel to it.

D- I am kind of picky when it comes to stouts. This one not only had me going the entire time but I also went on a walk to get another sample as soon as my first was about gone. I would drink this as a semi-regular if I could get it here.

alleykatking, Apr 26, 2009
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Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Good People Brewing Company
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