1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout - McAuslan Brewing

Not Rated.
St-Ambroise Oatmeal StoutSt-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

949 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 949
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 67
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-18-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 949 | Reviews: 579 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by doktorhops:
Photo of doktorhops
doktorhops

Australia

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love oatmeal stout. Fact. However it's not easy coming across them in Australia (which is typically more of a hot climate Lager country). So when I do come across one, like this fine looking St-Ambroise, I throw wads of cash at the bottleshop attendant and shout at them "TAKE MY MONEY!"... not really but you get the idea. Why are Oatmeal Stouts so good? You ask rhetorically. I'll tell you (to hell with rhetorical question rules dammit): the oats in Oatmeal Stouts impart a full and silky smooth body to the Stout, which is a beer style that greatly benefits from being as smooth as Barry White's vocals, awwww yeah.

Poured from a 341ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: This brew presents well with a cloudy (top tip: how can I tell? Shine a flash-light through it) cola body and a russet brown 1cm head that retains well. Looks very tasty!

S: Aroma is rich with caramel malt, espresso and dark chocolate but not much else. Do you need anything more? No, then shut up.

T: Roasted, almost burnt, coffee hits straight away, the caramel malt combines with hops to give an earthy taste, and there is some lingering smoke in the finish. There is a hint of chocolate however this is definitely a more coffee flavoured affair... and the richness of the body, damn! I couldn't wait for the "M" to describe it, I'm breaking all the rules today!

M: Full bodied and rich, rich as Nazis (guess that reference) with tight packed carbonation giving this a Teddy Pendergrass out of Marvin Gaye smoothness rating [that's my Trademarked smoothness rating system].

D: I'm well impressed by this Oatmeal Stout, it plants a flag on your taste-buds and claims your tongue for mother St-Ambroise. If there is one small chink in the armour of this mighty brew it may be a teensy tiny bit lacking in complexity, but the mouthfeel hits it out of the ball-park. It will be hard for me to find another Oatmeal Stout lest one as smooth as this. I have officially been seduced by this brew.

Food match: Immediately pastries such as croissants, chocolatine and brioche springs to mind, this is after all like drinking a thick rich cup of coffee... I wonder if I can get away with drinking this beer for breakfast? Aside from this it would pair with Æbleflæsk or any pumpernickel (rugbrød) based dish... if you hate pumpernickel too bad.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 08:09:03 | More by doktorhops
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jerboat
Jerboat

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-02-2014 00:31:34 | More by Jerboat
Photo of ThomasT
ThomasT

Alberta (Canada)

4.9/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unbelievably good beer.
Color is an extremely dark brown with moderately brown, thick foam.
Smell is good, although nothing totally spectacular. Notes of chocolate, oatmeal, and malt.
Taste is outstanding. Medium roasted malt, moderately strong oatmeal, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of hops. Mouthfeel is very full bodied.
Overall an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 04:13:02 | More by ThomasT
Photo of Kurmaraja
Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-30-2014 01:21:40 | More by Kurmaraja
Photo of PeteRiz
PeteRiz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-26-2014 20:48:54 | More by PeteRiz
Photo of Jean-Philippe
Jean-Philippe

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +22.2%

07-26-2014 14:08:22 | More by Jean-Philippe
Photo of thetomb
thetomb

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-24-2014 18:01:17 | More by thetomb
Photo of Hrodebert
Hrodebert

Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -69.4%

07-23-2014 03:02:15 | More by Hrodebert
Photo of Shaunbkgb
Shaunbkgb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-21-2014 15:36:34 | More by Shaunbkgb
Photo of XmnwildX12
XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -45%

07-20-2014 21:46:30 | More by XmnwildX12
Photo of Iain_Borowicz
Iain_Borowicz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-17-2014 03:04:00 | More by Iain_Borowicz
Photo of darnzy
darnzy

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-12-2014 01:23:30 | More by darnzy
Photo of EpicHobo1
EpicHobo1

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2014 01:21:42 | More by EpicHobo1
Photo of 322wingedfoot
322wingedfoot

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-07-2014 00:39:07 | More by 322wingedfoot
Photo of BigFatOgre
BigFatOgre

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-05-2014 04:48:05 | More by BigFatOgre
Photo of kevinlater
kevinlater

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap at accords bistro in montreal

a: truly pitch black with one finger of tan, nitro-y head

s: deep roasty notes, coffee, slight chocolate. hints of oats and vanilla which is what i admire most about this beer

t: follows the nose. big roasted malt flavour, bitter black coffee, bitter dark chocolate, hints of dark fruits, namely prunes. very dry finish

m: light body, creamy, close to no carbonation

o: so so good, loaded with flavour for 5% abv. one of my favourites. a bit better from the bottle in my opinion. please try this beer

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2014 23:04:23 | More by kevinlater
Photo of Bundesbarber
Bundesbarber

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.7%

06-30-2014 21:19:28 | More by Bundesbarber
Photo of ns_banker123
ns_banker123

Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -26.7%

06-29-2014 20:57:36 | More by ns_banker123
Photo of cmichel28
cmichel28

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-29-2014 03:20:10 | More by cmichel28
Photo of JHendu
JHendu

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-27-2014 22:59:45 | More by JHendu
Photo of Iamjeff6
Iamjeff6

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-26-2014 20:15:48 | More by Iamjeff6
Photo of JoeMans
JoeMans

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-26-2014 13:44:02 | More by JoeMans
Photo of niknar
niknar

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-26-2014 01:40:14 | More by niknar
Photo of krome
krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-21-2014 18:00:59 | More by krome
Photo of Dejavu
Dejavu

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-20-2014 22:54:11 | More by Dejavu
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout from McAuslan Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.