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Coffee Oatmeal Stout - Good People Brewing Company

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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 96
Gots: 41 | 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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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.

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2.25/5  rDev -45.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

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).

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of NODAK
3.03/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smell was predominately of cold coffee with roasted malts. Not a surprise to anybody considering the name, I suppose.

Pours midnight black with a small, dark brown head. Lacing isn't too substantial.

Taste is full of cold espresso and roasted notes...although other than that I don't much more of anything. I'd struggle to say this is an oatmeal stout if I didn't already know that it was. There is a hop character on the finish, with a decent bitterness closing the beer out, which wasn't a surprise given the description above. Mouthfeel seemed rather thin for style.

All in all I thought it was fine but perhaps I didn't think as highly of it as most seem to.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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3.32/5  rDev -19.2%

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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.

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3.45/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours deep opaque dark brown; without the coffee, may have been straight up black; about a 1.5 finger head that dissipates quickly, with little lacing; suggests high amounts of carbonation

S - immediate smell of roasted coffee; almost 100% coffee, with a touch of bittersweet malt

T - like the aroma, almost 100% coffee, and intense, maybe overdone(?); but the hops come rushing in when you think there's too much coffee, the flavor progressives toward dark malt, and eventually arrives at bitter hops; a decent progression of taste, but no one flavor really stands out; pretty weak flavors throughout

M - a bittersweet aftertaste; somehow tastes like sweet malts and bitter hops at the same time; a bit carbonation heavy for my taste, but pretty good

D - If i liked the flavors more, a guaranteed 3-4 beer session; because the flavors are not quite to my liking, not as drinkable

Overall, a great brew. For those who really love stouts, hops, and coffee, a great beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Good People Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.