Coffee Oatmeal Stout
Good People Brewing Company

Coffee Oatmeal StoutCoffee Oatmeal Stout
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Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #29
Ranked #4,009
4.1 | pDev: 10.49%
Good People Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
Coffee Oatmeal StoutCoffee Oatmeal Stout
Notes: 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 Octane Coffee Roasters here in Birmingham, AL.

54 IBU
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macrosmatic from Florida

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Purchased at Habersham Beverages outside of Savannah in June of 2017. Consumed shortly thereafter. Poured from the 12 oz. can into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Pours a dark brown, but obviously brown rather than black. Nearly opaque, visible carbonation on the low side, yet a couple fingers' worth of tan head with good retention. A pretty beer.

S: Coffee-dominated for sure, but a fair amount of roasted malts and chocolatey cacao nibs. Notes of caramel and leather, tobacco and toffee. But coffee wins the day here, with a mild nuttiness and floral character within. This smells pretty good, but it's nothing you haven’t smelled in a bunch of other coffee stouts.

T: Big coffee flavors – a breakfast roast with mild nuttiness. A mild green coffee aspect, but minimal green pepper. Roasted malts, modest bitter in the roast. Milder chocolate, and a touch of toffee sweetness. Drying tobacco, a mild hop bitterness. A touch of oatmeal sweetness and richness near the swallow and on the exhale with more coffee and accompanying roast.

M: Medium-bodied, but I might have expected a touch thicker with the oatmeal addition. Low alcohol presence, and carbonation sensation on the low side of average but fits the beer.

O: This is pretty solid coffee stout. It’s maybe nothing that stands out head and shoulders above something else you might have on the shelves near you. But really no missteps here, with a nice bit of roast but not overly bitter; and still manages to almost completely avoid green pepper flavors. Nicely done for sure.

Apr 01, 2020
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up a while ago when I was down in Dixie, as I've been attempting to review at least one bottle and one can from all 50 states. Yes, I was actually here as it was across the street from Regions Field and when I had to pick one beer to take for the road, this was what I grabbed. Sure enough, this was a winner as the coffee flavor was wonderful and it was a great example of how full-flavored and easygoing something of this style should be!

Good pour to this beer from Good People as it looked like coffee with a bit of light seeping in around the edges and plenty of khaki head to top it off. Tons of webbed, full lacing stayed behind on my pint glass as that was enough of a sight to behold! A nice amount of coffee, oatmeal, dark bread, and earthy hops on the nose as the taste brought in a toasted and roasted slickness that made this beer easily accessible. Quite lively in flavor, this felt like something cold-brewed that harnessed the bean while carrying a fully body and a mouthfeel that was enjoyable; making me want to swish it a bit before it rapidly went down the hatch. The oatmeal came through in the back as the taste was a bit rough and dry, but certainly not enough to detract from how wonderful this beer was!

The right amount of alcohol and carbonation only added to this brew's appeal. A bit of blood orange rind and bitter chocolate enhanced everything that was going on as this quickly became one of the bigger surprises that I've had this year. Props to good people for nailing this style and standing toe-to-toe with the classics in this category - anyone looking for what an English Oatmeal Stout should be would well well-versed to go to the Heart of Dixie and give this a go!

Sep 20, 2019
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours black/deep brown with a nice thick medium dark khaki head.
nose is fresh roasted coffee and roasted malts.
taste is pleasant roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel, toffee, but front and center is a rich, smooth coffee!
great beer. could drink several back-to-back.

Mar 28, 2019
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Bumblebee from Florida

4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Super good. Would be hard pressed to tell it from Founders Breakfast Stout, hop flavor a little more present due to the can. For a beer that tastes so good, the aroma isn’t the best.

Jan 05, 2019
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown in color with a half inch of creamy brown head. Aroma is of oatmeal and coffee. Heavy, thick lacing. I’m tasting a coffee forward oatmeal stout. The bitterness of the coffee lingers a bit. The mouth is silky smooth from the oatmeal.

Sep 16, 2018
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can purchased in Huntsville, AL in a mix-a-six. Poured into Calusa mini snifter.

Deep colors with brown edging and dark chocolate brown body. Head is fuzzy and creamy at the same time, 1 finger tall, with lots of frothy lacing up the glass.

Aromas are mainly of sulphur and coffee grounds. Slight pale chocolate and roast malts.

Flavor is heavy on the coffee, with a really pleasant chocolate roastiness. Burnt brownie ends, chocolate pudding, dark burnt coffee, and fruity coffee bean flavors all combine. Not bad!

Feel is acidic and carbonated, with a really interesting puckering fruit acidity filling the whole mouth.

Overall, a really interesting and delicious Coffee Stout. Glad I have more cans to enjoy.

Sep 12, 2018
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Redrover from Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at the Brewery. It was served in a 16 oz glass.

The beer is a dark brown with a decent beige head.

The nose is of coffee, some dark fruit and something sweet like brown sugar.

I liked this one. The coffee was evident but not overpowering. The oatmeal adds a nice sweetness that balances the bitterness from the coffee and the roasted malts.

The mouth is slick with midlevel carbonation. I would like to see it thicker but the medium mouth made it easy to have a couple.

Just a really nice, well-made beer.

Jun 07, 2018
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msink28 from Florida

3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I think this is the second-best offering from Good People behind their Juco IPA. Both the coffee and oatmeal come through. Color and feel is typical of the style. They do well to mass produce this.

Jan 17, 2018
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Dpdp from Alabama

4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bought in a six pack of 12 ounce cans. Delivered to my fridge in a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe and poured one by one directly into my mouth.

This is probably the most drinkable stout out there. The flavor definitely has coffee undertones but the coffee flavor doesn't overwhelm the pallet. It's not too sweet and not too dry - just right. The mouthfeel is much lighter than you might expect from something that uses the combination of words "coffee", "oatmeal", and "stout", but the word "good" is on the can, too, so there's that. I have to say that this is my go-to beer. I really love it.

Good People tend to overfill their cans. The resulting spills have put coffee stains on all of my wife beaters. By wife beater I am referring to my sleeveless t-shirts, not my collection of abusive husbands. They're still mint.

Nov 12, 2017
ALHOPLOVER from Alabama

4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned in August, poured to mason drinking jar in October.
L: So dark. Dark cocoa head, big.
S: Dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate with a floral hop in the background. Inviting. A smidge of rich fruitcake too. Not very loud. I would like it to be more aromatic.
T: Oh my! This is so good! Very flavorful. Matches the nose but in a more present and dominant way. Deep. Rich. Getting the coffee in the aftertaste.
F: Smooth, creamy and stout. It's what it should be. Medium to full bodied but I could imagine it being enjoyed by anyone. Nice thickness.
O: Bought a pint of this on tap a while back and it wasn't good. I must have gotten a stale pour because this can is good! Really good. Would love to see an Imperial version! Thanks to the good people at Good People for making the end of this Friday a great one. This beer is now a staple that I will highly recommend.

Oct 14, 2017
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Albianfire from Texas

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - gently poured, pours black with a thin light tan head like a latte. Looks inviting.
Smell- roasted coffee, dark malt, light chocolate. Has a very fresh smell unlike some other coffee stouts I've had that smell extract like Or of stale day old coffee.
Taste- upfront coffee notes as it should. A very nice natural coffee flavor. Bitter in the middle with the hops coming through towards the end. The bitterness falls off towards the end which I appreciate. It leaves me wanting to go back for another sip/swig! I think that is the first 5 I have rated for taste!
Feel- the mouthfeel is lighter than I expected for an oatmeal stout. Not slippery or oily. Carbonation is pronounced and keeps the beer alive and kicking throughout my tasting experience. Might be too much if drunk in the the can but I have not tried one in the can yet.
Overall- my wife brought me this back to Texas from Alabama tonight (isn't she nice!). This is a solid offering from this brewery and she brought another beer to try from Good People (IPA I believe) that I look forward to trying. I could drink several of these easily. I think I will!

Jul 16, 2017
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Hops_to_drink_you_soon from Georgia

4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is a good stand for a coffe stout. The aroma of the coffee clears the nostrils for the next sense of the body to receive its blessings. The taste makes the pallet wake up like getting up for a nice weekend out with friends. A wonderful and crisp great taste in coffee. The nodes change as it reaches room temperature. More coffee taste with a smooth stout taste. Good choice to try if in the area on tap.

May 22, 2017
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argock from Virginia

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

Poured from a 12 oz can into a clear glass tulip. Canned on 02/09/17 on bottom edge of can.

A: Very dark brown with 1-finger of light beige big-bubbled head with average retention but sparse lacing.

S: Lots of caramel and dark malty flavor mix with black coffee aroma -- a lot like caramel coated raisins

T: Flavor is very enjoyable with a good balance of semisweet chocolate, coffee, caramel, and raisin character. Low bitterness with just a touch of roasty edge to the finish.

M: Soft and creamy, lowish carbonation with medium body

O: GP Coffee Oatmeal Stout is solid example of the genre with no frills and just solid execution of a frequently slap-dash style offering by other breweries.

Apr 09, 2017
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- Pours a very dark beer with a small head that hugs the sides of the wall. Looks like a chilled dark roast coffee.
S- Smooth dark roast, cream, pungent toasted aroma from the toasted hops, I mean pungent in a good way.
T- Bitterness from the hops, toasted roasted hops as well; this beer is exactly what it says it is. It tastes like a mellow dark cup of Joe.
F- A bit creamy and crisp.
O- This beer is exactly what it needs to be. A coffee stout. Great beer to have, it's actually exactly what it says it is for a change. If you have it in your area, give it a try.

Feb 22, 2017
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Coolguy_chris from Tennessee

2.91/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pretty dark, held up to a light you can just see some coming through the sides. Thin tan head. I didn't pick up much of anything in the smell deptartment. Taste seemed lacking too. Maybe weak, cold coffee. Felt a little bubbly or carbonated kinda like a lager. Wasn't a bad beer, I was just expecting more since it had such a high score.

Feb 06, 2017
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aznightdevil from Georgia

3.04/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look- the best part, deep, dark, black with a bubbles steaming up the sides.

Smell- it could be me, but I smell nothing from this stout. Very weak. Very faint hints of cold brew coffee

Taste- again, the flavor profiles don't jump off the tongue, it taste like weak iced coffee

Feel- it coats the mouth oily, initially but fades almost instantly. No burn or kick in the aftertaste.

Overall- the best world that comes to mind is flimsy. It has no punch at all. I've tasted many better oatmeal, coffee stouts. Sorry, probably won't get this one again

Feb 04, 2017
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ccg from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Some bubbly carbonation visible from just below the surface. About a finger of foam initially. At first, there was zero lacing, but it did start to give the glass some thin lacing after settling a bit. Head retention is a bit above average. 3.75

Smell: Roasty grain and oats and hint of smokiness. The coffee is more of a background player. You can smell it, and it adds some smokiness and earthiness, but the coffee is not front-and-center as it is in, say, Founders Breakfast Stout, or Alesmith Speedway Stout. 3.75

Taste: I usually find oatmeal stouts to be on the sweeter side, but this one is surprisingly bitter. The hops and the coffee are competing to add bitterness to the brew. There's still plenty of roasted grains and some oats as well, but it's not quite enough to balance it out. 3.75

Feel: Smooth and creamy with a nice tingle of carbonation. 4.0

Overall: It's a pretty coffee stout with plenty of roasted grain and charred scents and flavors to make it interesting, but I think it needs a little more sweetness to balance it out. Also, it's a pretty crowded field right now, and as much I want to like a beer from my adopted home state, I'm afraid it doesn't quite stand up to some of the coffee-stout competition. 3.75

Jun 26, 2016
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delta490 from Virginia

3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A deep black with a creamy light tan head is the result of pouring this beer. The head has great retention and leaves small dribs and drabs of sticky lacing. The smell is good, with a slight hint of coffee and a earthy hops. The taste is dominated by a deep roasted malt flavor with just a hint of coffee. The body is a little lighter and has a stronger persistent carbonation.

Jun 16, 2016
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Gene_T from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Caveat: had it on nitro

Look: dark brown / black. Good head. Good lacing.

Smell: sweet, piney, slight pepper.

Taste: slightly floral. very piney - hops are bright, almost overpowering. The beer tastes a little thin, almost like plain bitter cold-coffee.

Feel: Crisp. Slightly oily. Mostly fine.

Overall: This is an okay stout, but it's not outstanding. It's mostly thin tasting and the hops overbalance the malts, which is odd for a stout. If you like hoppy-ness, this is a fine stout. If you're looking for more of a traditional stout, this is not it.

Jun 06, 2016
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Leaning on local coffee roasters and a healthy heaping dose of English hops, the oatmeal stout that pulls forth has a not-so-subtle coffee lean to appease the taste of the barista in all of us and with the jitter to match.

Good People's C-O-S pours with an eruptive, billowing honeycomb- remiss of the center of malted milk candies. It's dark brown body preludes the coffee character that lurches out and grabs the sense. Its nose chocked full of coffee, roast and grilled fruit carries the scent of burnt cream and grassy hops. Its malty taste echoes those burnt cream flavors along with chocolate, dark nuts, charred toast and of course, coffee.

With the taste of burnt toffee and cream fading slowly, its the chocolate that inherets the middle- bitter like baker's chocolate along with roasting walnut, burnt toast and strong dark-roast, freshly ground coffee bean that stops shy of espresso. Its bitter finish is resinous and green- taking on proportions of singed pine needles, sharp grasses and hints of burnt grapefruit peel.

Full in body but relaxed enough for a drinkable malty session, the beer's bitterness grips the throat with a stronger influence than is common in coffee, the hops play an acute and astringent role, matched with the roast-derived astringency and slight twang of burnt currant and plum. Hints of synthetic pepper ebb and flow showing the beer's strained frayed edges.

Mar 25, 2016
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a nice, medium sized creme head. A thin creme rim stays throughout the glass, with a bit of lacing left behind. Roasted malts, coffee, and oatmeal all come through for a solid aroma. The coffee and roasted malts are rather soothing. Taste is smooth, with a wonderful array of roasted, dark malt characteristics, coffee, and oatmeal. It tastes like a liquid breakfast. Mouth feel is mouth coating, while still remaining somewhat neutral as far as thin/thick goes. Overall, a fantastic oatmeal stout. Very enjoyable in all areas.

Served in a 12oz snifter. Warning: I'm biased towards coffee beers, and I've been deprived of them lately.

Mar 04, 2016
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mlockman from Indiana

4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably one of the best coffee-oatmeal stouts I've had to date, and certainly the most delicious of those that are sessionable. Even at only 6% ABV, the mouthfeel is not thin and watery as suffer so many of its lower-ABV compatriots. Furthermore the flavor is intense and well balanced between malt-sweetness and coffee-bitterness; while the finish is long, it is clean on account of its hopping.

Feb 08, 2016
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SLeffler27 from New York

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

Pours dark brown, almost black, with a beige froth, that lasts the session, leaving a webbing of lace on a weizen glass.

Lightly roasted malt, brown sugar and molasses, with cappuccino.

Balanced roasted bitterness and sweet wheat bread. Light baker's chocolate and black coffee. Modest hops, and a modest finish.

Medium body, velvety texture with ABV as expected. Sugar residue on the lips with soft carbonation.

This is a good beer for after work, grouching with your buddies. I enjoyed it while waiting for a plane at the end of the day.

Jan 31, 2016
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jimdalton from Tennessee

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very dark brown, nearly black. Pours 1 finger tan head with a moderate amount of lacing.
Smell: Sweet malt with some coffee and chocolate notes.
Taste: Sweet malty flavor accentuated by a nice coffee punch. Bitter chocolate rounds out the flavor profile.
Feel: Medium body and carbonation. Very creamy and smooth.
Overall: Bang up job Good People! This is a solid beer. Easy drinking, full of flavor, and an overall wonderful experience. Highly recommended!

Jan 08, 2016
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ordybill from Georgia

4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a pitch black beer with a small tan head. The aroma is dark coffee with some chocolate thrown into the mix. The flavor is great, excellent coffee taste.

Dec 30, 2015
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