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St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout - McAuslan Brewing

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St-Ambroise Oatmeal StoutSt-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

949 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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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)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Inky black with a huge mocha coloured head. Looks very smooth and creamy.

Smell: Aromas of dark roast coffee, and some oat notes. Very toasty, comforting smells.

Taste: Delicious. Lots of roasty notes, flavours of cold/iced coffee or espresso. A mild hoppy bitterness hides behind a round, roasted sweetness that comes up front. A touch of chocolate, and some nice earthiness. These flavours don't linger long on the tongue, and dissipate to a coffee bitterness that hangs around in the mouth for a few moments.

Mouthfeel: Super smooth, rich, creamy, but not too creamy. Perfect smoothness, very drinkable.

Overall: This really is a great beer, exceptional mouthfeel and lots of warm comforting flavours. Very highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

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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

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Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a deep dark black, with a foamy, smooth 1.5 inch head that lasts throughout the whole session. Sheets of lacing down the glass as I drink this, looks great.

Smells like dark, almost burnt malt, chocolate, and a little bit of oats.

The taste is the same. This is an interesting beer, because as an oatmeal stout, it's a bit disappointing to me, but if it was classified as an Irish stout, it wouldn't be disappointing to me. It has a lot of the same characteristics to me as an Irish stout- slightly watery, roasty char flavor, used coffee grounds. Slightly smokey.

Medium bodied, a tiny bit thin. Creamy silky mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

A slight miss here, still quite tasty, but expected a bit more.

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St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout from McAuslan Brewing
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