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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 Primavera Coffee Roasters here in Birmingham, AL.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
(plastic milk jug thanks to blutt59) clear deep brown, wispy tan bubbles. Nose of lactose, oats, coffee, sweet, bit of agave. Taste is a bit burnt, oats, soft, acidic and a little bitter. Nearly uncarbonarted and thin. Not liking the finish at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drostj (103) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 Bottle pour at the Rocket City Brewfest. Dark brown, almost black with a creamy head. Seemed a bit flat, thin - I expected more body from this. Good mix of hop, malt and coffee, with a nice bitterness, but it lacked some oomph. Might be better on tap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5041) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Sampled at Knoxville Brewfest. It was just called "Good People Stout", but I tasted a lot of coffee, so I’m hoping I’m rating the correct beer. Anyway, yeah - coffee. Some hickory notes, some chocolate, but nice mix of coffee and hops. Tasty stuff. Also, the servers were rockin’ some truly epic beards, so they got that goin’ for ’em...

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skarpia22 (2) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 17, 2012 does not count
Very good beer, strong with a nice coffee finish. Not a smooth as I was hoping, but still a very good stout on draft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1582) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Cask at J Clyde. Lots of coffee, roasted and earthy but very smooth with light brown sugar sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3106) - Montana, USA - APR 1, 2012
Draft at J.Clyde. Dark brown almost black pour with a tiny tan head. Scent is coffee and roasty. Taste is roasty with chocolate and big coffee finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3650) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Coffee and grass nose with tart apple overtones. Mahogany, medium tan head, decent lacing. Bark, thistle, coffee, sourwood, and moss flavor. Fizzy mouthfeel, astringent, alcohol more noticeable upon warming. Very earthy and robust. Full of rustic flavor and complexity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2168) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Growler received in trade from GPHarris thanks for the opportunity. Pours a dark brown bordering on black with a thinnish off white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of freshly roasted coffee, milk chocolate, roasted grains and a earthy bitterness. Taste is roasty chocolaty smooth with lots of coffee. Earthy bitterness mixed with a roasted grain bitterness and a drying coffee component round out the finish. Smooth creamy bordering on grainy mouthfeel, light level of carbonation, medium body. This is a great easy drinking coffee stout. The coffee is not to harsh and the oats round out the drying affects of it quite nicely. Great brew. I lost about an 1/8 of the growler and a good bit of the carbonation in transit, but the beer itself is still really good. Maybe one day I will try it at the source.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of coffee, roasted malt, spicy. Tastes peppery and roasty with some chocolate hints and a coffee bitterness on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kampakis (1) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2011 does not count
J. Clyde bar in Birmingham. I love this beer. The coffee aroma is fresh in the nose. This is a full bodied beer that starts out a little sharp but, when married with the malt backbone, is quickly mellowed into a nicely balanced beer in the finish. A rising star on the local scene.


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