Coffee Oatmeal Stout | Good People Brewing Company

Coffee Oatmeal StoutCoffee Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
87%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 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
Ranking:
#2,612
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
432
Liked:
376
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
10.78%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
118
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 432 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of TargaFlorio
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.42/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rangerred
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hilgart1
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erjaq
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Leaning on local coffee roasters and a healthy heaping dose of English hops, the oatmeal stout that pulls forth has a not-so-subtle coffee lean to appease the taste of the barista in all of us and with the jitter to match.

Good People's C-O-S pours with an eruptive, billowing honeycomb- remiss of the center of malted milk candies. It's dark brown body preludes the coffee character that lurches out and grabs the sense. Its nose chocked full of coffee, roast and grilled fruit carries the scent of burnt cream and grassy hops. Its malty taste echoes those burnt cream flavors along with chocolate, dark nuts, charred toast and of course, coffee.

With the taste of burnt toffee and cream fading slowly, its the chocolate that inherets the middle- bitter like baker's chocolate along with roasting walnut, burnt toast and strong dark-roast, freshly ground coffee bean that stops shy of espresso. Its bitter finish is resinous and green- taking on proportions of singed pine needles, sharp grasses and hints of burnt grapefruit peel.

Full in body but relaxed enough for a drinkable malty session, the beer's bitterness grips the throat with a stronger influence than is common in coffee, the hops play an acute and astringent role, matched with the roast-derived astringency and slight twang of burnt currant and plum. Hints of synthetic pepper ebb and flow showing the beer's strained frayed edges.

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

Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a nice, medium sized creme head. A thin creme rim stays throughout the glass, with a bit of lacing left behind. Roasted malts, coffee, and oatmeal all come through for a solid aroma. The coffee and roasted malts are rather soothing. Taste is smooth, with a wonderful array of roasted, dark malt characteristics, coffee, and oatmeal. It tastes like a liquid breakfast. Mouth feel is mouth coating, while still remaining somewhat neutral as far as thin/thick goes. Overall, a fantastic oatmeal stout. Very enjoyable in all areas.

Served in a 12oz snifter. Warning: I'm biased towards coffee beers, and I've been deprived of them lately.

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Photo of T_Hass
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlakeH215
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SKravchuk
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mlockman
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably one of the best coffee-oatmeal stouts I've had to date, and certainly the most delicious of those that are sessionable. Even at only 6% ABV, the mouthfeel is not thin and watery as suffer so many of its lower-ABV compatriots. Furthermore the flavor is intense and well balanced between malt-sweetness and coffee-bitterness; while the finish is long, it is clean on account of its hopping.

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Photo of Peter1977
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robwestcott
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SadMachine
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SweetChicken
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SLeffler27
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown, almost black, with a beige froth, that lasts the session, leaving a webbing of lace on a weizen glass.

Lightly roasted malt, brown sugar and molasses, with cappuccino.

Balanced roasted bitterness and sweet wheat bread. Light baker's chocolate and black coffee. Modest hops, and a modest finish.

Medium body, velvety texture with ABV as expected. Sugar residue on the lips with soft carbonation.

This is a good beer for after work, grouching with your buddies. I enjoyed it while waiting for a plane at the end of the day.

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Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Good People Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87% out of 100 with 432 ratings
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