St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout | McAuslan Brewing

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St-Ambroise Oatmeal StoutSt-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing
Quebec, Canada
mcauslan.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed from 40 percent dark malts and roasted barley, this intensely black ale carries strong hints of espresso and chocolate. Oatmeal contributes body and a long-lasting mocha-colored head to this well-hopped beer.
• Dense mocha-coloured head
• Chocolate/espresso flavour, medium sweet with a distinct floral aroma
• Ideal accompaniment to chocolate desserts

Added by kbub6f on 09-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,606
Reviews:
637
Ratings:
1,271
pDev:
10.81%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Duncian
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CanadianCoder
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've been hesitant to give this beer a perfect score in any ratings I've done (what makes a beer perfect anyway?) but if it's not perfect it's in the ballpark. It doesn't give you much to complain about; perhaps it's only flaw is that it's complexity and richness is off-putting for novices (and is that really a flaw?)

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Photo of Beerbuds
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cola colour with beautiful thick tan caramel head. Smells of coffee with cocoa hints and piney hop notes come through. Taste of dark roasted coffee with that balanced bitterness. Nice strong malts and bitter finish.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenlee
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of derdtheterd
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SeaChant
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PCPhil
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spokenwheels
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Willmacc
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is simply my favourite beer. The oatmeal gives it body and substance. The colour is virtually black with a large beige head. The taste is exceptionally balanced. I get more espresso than chocolate and it's hoppy enough to beautifully balance the sweetness. It is filling and should be considered a sipping beer. Absolutely delicious.

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GingerFan
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very dark colored stout with an off-white head. Hints of the oatmeal in the smell. Very nice taste and incredibly smooth going down. Overall an excellent beer

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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of porters4life
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jtee
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 473ml can served at 16 degrees Celsius into a snifter. I arrogantly disregarded the suggested glass and serving temperature.

Look: The beer pours an opaque black with 5cm of rocky, quite dense mocha head that fades into a partial film in 3-ish minutes. I was expecting longer retention. The lacing is good.

Smell: Moderate strength and sharp (maybe it comes across more balanced when it's colder). Prominent dark malts with not only a roasted but burnt/charred character. Coffee and chocolate with hints of dark fruit.

Taste: Moderate strength with decent balance. Roasted to burnt/charred malts with coffee and chocolate. Faint dark fruit with a strong mineral character. Low to no hops or yeast. The finish falls in the medium range for length and intensity with the balance being towards bitter.

Feel: Medium-full body with mild carbonation. Creamy and smooth with no alcohol warmth. Thinner than I expected from an oatmeal stout.

Overall: An all-around solid stout that is worth a try, but I don't think it stands out from the crowd. I'll happily revisit it on a later date to see if anything has changed for me.

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of darktronica
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,271 ratings