Coffee Oatmeal Stout | Good People Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
432 Ratings
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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 432 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Weston64
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M1k3y
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vylo
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rolltide
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of delgotit99
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bushwack
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eblue33
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruzzal
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aeroscorp
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of walterk
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccg
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
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

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Photo of Maysrome
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delta490
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of Gene_T
3.47/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

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

Photo of jbaker67
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tatara
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Truck67
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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