Coffee Oatmeal Stout | Good People Brewing Company

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Coffee Oatmeal StoutCoffee Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
goodpeoplebeer.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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 Octane Coffee Roasters here in Birmingham, AL.

54 IBU

Added by Bonhoeffer on 10-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
432
Reviews:
102
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.81%
 
 
Wants:
119
Gots:
117
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 432 |  Reviews: 102
Reviews by Bounty628:
Photo of Bounty628
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With an ABV of 6.0% this Oatmeal Coffee Stout has a nice presence to it that makes this a very drinkable stout.

There is not much carbonation within this stout and the medium mouthfeel to the offering actually serves it quite well. The creamy and smooth nature of this stout is sort of what you might exactly hope for in a really good oatmeal stout. The mouthfeel is satin smooth during the entire pint.

Having had this beer on draught poured in a normal pint glass, the bartender allowed a lot of the head to settle and poured the stout nicely to leave about a quarter inch of tan head left at the top of the glass. The stout itself is a rich and deep chocolate color with very little light working its way through the glass. While drinking the stout there is a nice lacing left along the glass with that same tan to off-white color that was present in the head.

The aroma for the Oatmeal Coffee Stout is spot on and has a pleasant roasted coffee smell that almost jumps out of the glass. There is a certain sweetness in the nose as well that works to balance the coffee aroma. The roasted malts are highlighted in this offering and if the taste is as delicious as the aroma is inviting we are in for a good stout.

Everything that you might have been hoping for when you took your first smell of the pint comes true in a big way once you take your first sip. There is a balanced brilliance to this stout that leaves you wondering why more microbreweries cannot make a stout as nice as this one. The coffee first hits the taste buds in a big way and the coffee highlights the quality of the roast used in the brewing process as there is not the slightest hint of any burnt coffee in the taste. There is a sweetness that also works its way into the stout behind the coffee, not in a milk stout kind of way, but rather in a way that almost perhaps just mentally gives the impression of a greater creamy nature to this stout. Roasted malts and a bit of dark chocolate rounds out the taste.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Keene
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep, dark brown with a sticky head of tan-colored foam. Layers of malt aroma quickly spill over the edge of the glass: medium roast coffee, dark chocolate, crusty rustic bread, and a hint of brown sugar. Somewhere behind this is a trace of mildly spicy Pacific Northwest hops. Medium-bodied but missing some of the silkiness of other Oatmeal Stouts, Good People's version delivers a sharp and pronounced black coffee flavor, a bit of burnt toast, and a generous level of bitterness. Roasty malt character and earthy hop character mingle on the palate and persist into the finish. A solid offering that could benefit from a touch of finesse here and there.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of aznightdevil
3.04/5  rDev -25.3%
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

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Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbryan5
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pitch black with a one finger head and some thick lacing.

S- Dark roasted coffee. Some chocolate.

T- Cold brewed coffee. Bitter chocolate. Some sweetness to balance it out.

M- Medium low carbonation. Some astringency from the coffee bite. Creamy.

D- A superb coffee stout from a quality southern brewery! Definitely recommend this beer if you come across it.

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Photo of Nyved
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcorn
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth, Roasty, Creamy, Bitter

Here’s a beer that gets us thinking about a bit of breakfast in a can. Besides, gourmet coffee and oats is all you need, right? This ale throws down in a robust manner; it’s super roasty with a real mellow charred grain character. Seeming a bit bigger than it actually is, this Coffee Oatmeal Stout has a lush smoothness that makes it easy to knock back. Amazing beers don’t have to have high levels of alcohol, and this beer is proof of that.

STYLE: American Oatmeal Stout | ABV: 6.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #100 (MAY 2015)

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Photo of JC333
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of chossboss
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Golden32
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of GOBLIN
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty solid . . . Nothing really exceptional stands out to me but there are some nice flavors going on. Mouth feel is little thin for my liking. The coffee addition has a noticeable bitterness finishing on the palate. Overall a very decent oatmeal stout.

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Photo of TKEbeerman
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of jmbraxton
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of cb2113
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of glid02
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of Beer21
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Zachb4au
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of B-rad024
4.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shawner
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mentaltraveller
2.98/5  rDev -26.8%
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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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into a snifter.

It looks how I want my stouts: frothy, dark khaki-colored head, abundant lacing, opaque body, dark brown and almost black in color. Slight deduction because I actually expected a darker body still. 4.75

Surprised that yeasty floral notes are the first thing I notice, followed by a chocolate chip cookie deal. Light coffee aroma. Not wowed but pleasant. 4

Yes! Plenty of coffee on the flavor though and this coffee has some depth to it. There's a light sweetness offering some vanilla and caramel, toasty nuttiness, dark chocolate and notes of floral and grassy hops. 4

Surprisingly bitter and a tad thinner-bodied than I'd prefer but I find myself slurping it down all the same. The floral bitterness lingers with coffee after an initial dose of sweetness and faint creaminess. 4

Enjoyable, light and easy-drinking.

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Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Good People Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 432 ratings.
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