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Stout À L'Avoine - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Le Castor visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rutager on 09-26-2012

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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 10
Reviews by hopsolutely:
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3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle picked up in Montreal last month. Pours a clear near-black with a creamy head that disappears quickly, but leaves an impressive amount of lacing. Warm aroma of roasted dark and chocolate malts with a nice oatmeal base. This is also beautifully presented in the taste, although the mouthfeel is thinner than expected given that robust oatmeal flavour. Well balanced journey through the roasted malt and porridge elements, with enough chocolate tones to be interesting and a nice bitterness that lingers within a roasted finish.

My third beer from this brewery and all have been excellent, so definitely one to put on my list to visit...

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Another selection from Deadbolt82's box of QC. Thanks man!
Shared with Daftcaskbc. At least he didn't berate me for this one!! ;-P

Appearance. Pours a redish-cola with barely a skim of tan head. Light in colour for the style.

Smell. Sweet dark chocolate, roasted mixed nuts and some toasted dark malts. Smells good!

Taste. Very roasty and dry dark malts, bitter earthy hops, and a bit of cocoa powder adding a bit of sweetness. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel. Not quite medium body with medium carbonation. A little bit thin for the style.

Overall. Lots of flavour here which was a surprise after the misleading appearance. I would gladly drink it again.

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3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SebD
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice thick beige head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and some nuttiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet roasted/toasty malts, dark chocolate, faint coffee and a nice nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel but not quite as full as I would of liked

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of flipper2gv
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep brown color with a tan colored head. The retention isn't really good as is the lacing. There is nothing special about how this beer looks except from the pretty cool bottle (from a Quebec beer perspective).

S: The smell is very faint, very little can be taken from it. There is the roasted notes of lightly roasted coffee beans and a little amount of sweetness. It has some semi sweet chocolate smell I can detect but that's pretty much it.

T: The taste is very solid though, lots of chocolate, light roasted coffee and maple syurp. You also get the distinctive taste from the oat. Very well balanced and easy to drink.

M: A bit too light bodied for the beer and the carbonation is too "big". By that, I mean that the bubbles feel a bit big on the tongue for something like this. Maybe another strand of yeast would have helped.

O: Well, this beer has a lot of things going on for it. Great taste, easy to drink, but the rest of its aspects aren't too impressive. Still, it is a recommendation from me.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No date. Like my last Le Castor beer, a lot lighter in colour than expected, but that's a minor detail. Lots of roastiness. Light/medium bodied. Overall a nice drinkable Oatmeal stout that goes well with a chocolate cupcake (in my case), but probably better paired with a burger.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of tbeckett
2.87/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Bottle from Rapido a while back. From notes.

A - Poured deep amber with one finger of beige head that went quite fast. No lace and no retention.

S - Chocolate, a bit sour, milky.

T - Some funk, chocolate, roast, the funk faded and let in some chocolate notes and more sweetness later. Fairly plain.

M - Strong carbonation for the style, medium to full body and a slightly sour finish.

O/D - This was ordinary. I only got this because you saved a couple bucks if you got a certain number of Castor bottles, and honestly, this would've been worth skipping. A very pedestrian attempt at an oatmeal stout, especially for these guys. That mild sourness was also offputting.

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Stout À L'Avoine from Microbrasserie Le Castor
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