Coffee Oatmeal Stout
Good People Brewing Company

Coffee Oatmeal StoutCoffee Oatmeal Stout
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Good People Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #56
Ranked #7,153
4.08 | pDev: 10.54%
May 15, 2021
Oct 10, 2008
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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4 by paulish from New York on Aug 08, 2020
3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on May 05, 2020
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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by macrosmatic from Florida

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
4 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Sep 22, 2019
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4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

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
4.14 by Vestlake from Alabama on Jun 30, 2019
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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ilikebeer03 from Texas

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
4.17 by Pens1967 from Louisiana on Mar 04, 2019
4 by Richter525 from Michigan on Feb 14, 2019
3.52 by mholdefer from Alabama on Jan 31, 2019
4.16 by hophead37 from Alabama on Jan 31, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Bumblebee from Florida

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
4.29 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana on Oct 19, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

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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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hoptheology from South Dakota

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
4 by mrcraft from California on Aug 18, 2018
4.13 by Goosehunter75 from Missouri on Aug 16, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Redrover from Wisconsin

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
4.07 by nwhittin from Indiana on Jun 06, 2018
4.13 by mothmanscott from Georgia on May 18, 2018
4.45 by Rostie from Michigan on May 04, 2018
4.5 by Mastercamo from Georgia on Apr 02, 2018
3.65 by mrlmatthew from Tennessee on Mar 27, 2018
3.98 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Mar 26, 2018
4.05 by alexsergio from New York on Feb 21, 2018
3.8 by mattjp03 from Alabama on Jan 25, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by msink28 from Florida

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
3.5 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Jan 15, 2018
4.09 by SpaceBeagle from Utah on Jan 11, 2018
3.8 by TheCoolCro from Georgia on Dec 18, 2017
4.06 by BAsbill from California on Dec 16, 2017
3.75 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Nov 17, 2017
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4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Dpdp from Alabama

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
3.77 by prototypic from Ohio on Oct 15, 2017
4.74/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by ALHOPLOVER from Alabama

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
3.96 by Mgriz79 from Georgia on Oct 14, 2017
2.95 by UCLABrewN84 from California on Oct 13, 2017
4.25 by jnorris404 from Alabama on Sep 30, 2017
4.21 by droby996 from Alabama on Aug 13, 2017
Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Good People Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 471 ratings