Coffee Oatmeal Stout
Good People Brewing Company

Coffee Oatmeal StoutCoffee Oatmeal Stout
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Good People Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #58
Ranked #7,232
4.08 | pDev: 10.54%
Dec 05, 2022
Oct 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 Octane Coffee Roasters here in Birmingham, AL.

54 IBU
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Crowler filled 12/3/22; drank the same day @ the Barbarian.

Brown/black appearance.

Nice tan head; strong lace.

Light roast coffee bean, chocolate syrup & creamed oat notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Light roast coffee bean & mild milk chocolate flavors up front; faint raw oat notes on the finish.

Smooth & enjoyable.
Dec 05, 2022
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Aug 08, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 05, 2020
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
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
Rated: 4 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Sep 22, 2019
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
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
Rated: 4.14 by Vestlake from Alabama

Jun 30, 2019
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
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
Rated: 4.17 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Mar 04, 2019
Rated: 4 by Richter525 from Michigan

Feb 14, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by mholdefer from Alabama

Jan 31, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by hophead37 from Alabama

Jan 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Bumblebee from Florida

4.12/5  rDev +1%
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
Rated: 4.29 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana

Oct 19, 2018
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
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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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
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
Rated: 4 by mrcraft from California

Aug 18, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by Goosehunter75 from Missouri

Aug 16, 2018
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Reviewed by Redrover from Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
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
Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Good People Brewing Company
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