Coffee Oatmeal Stout | Good People Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#2,856
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
449
pDev:
10.78%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Ratings: 449 |  Reviews: 105
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very dark brown, near black body with a creamyish, medium-sized, tan-hued head.

Smell: There's a scent of dark roast coffee alongside lightly ashen roasted malt, with nominal chocolate and caramel. Lightly tangy fruitiness.

Taste: A dark crooked roasted maltiness, a hint of underlying, sustained char. Dark chocolate, a light sweetness. Sharp snap of dark fruit. Very low citrus, herb hop character and bitterness. A bit more tangy fruitiness on the drying, roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Just a half-notch above medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Decent and acceptable, though not outstanding.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Keene
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
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 Albianfire
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
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!

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -25.5%
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 -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbryan5
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
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 +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcorn
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
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 Mastercamo
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JC333
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of chossboss
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Golden32
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of GOBLIN
4.04/5  rDev -1%
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 -20.3%

Photo of jmbraxton
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of cb2113
4.04/5  rDev -1%

Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
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 +4.7%
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 -1%

Photo of Zachb4au
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of B-rad024
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shawner
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Good People Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 449 ratings