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: English 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
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#5,196
Reviews:
645
Ratings:
1,286
pDev:
10.81%
 
 
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Photo of drinkabrew
4.71/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I latched onto this brew when our local WalMart's started selling beer here, in Ontario. The can's Emblem(red and white donut with a black and white Griffin in the center) reminded me of Griffintown, Montreal - where I had lived in my childhood. So, I read the label and liked the fact that it was a dark stout. I've always been partial to warm, dark ales - must be because of all those Coronation St episodes that I used to watch. Anyways...it's a good beer. Poured from the 473mL can into a proper beer glass(which I use) it pours out dark and true to its advertising; the Mocha-colored head does present wonderfully and it also is an auditory delight as the fizz tickles the ear hairs. The stout tastes and feels great going down - as I would expect ; and I usually pick up one or two cans when I'm in the Wally and keep them at home - in reserve. Drinkabrew!

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

This drinks like a meal - a lovely kick-ass meal. It starts as a swirl of dark heaven with deeply coloured bubbles rushing to the top. The head is solid, proud and firm - almost a toasted nut colouring. It’s more of a foam with tiny bubbles, a succulent mattresses to immerse your lips into.

Like a good cheddar, this drinks very well if left out if the fridge a bit - the sharpness of the cold hides the flavours that mellow with temperature. You’ll find that belgian chocolate taste, the espresso edge... it’s best paired with warm socks and a winter evening. It’s to be experienced properly.

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

Photo of rapayn01
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a standard 473 ml Canadian tall boy pint can. It's flavorful. In fact, I actually picked up the oatmeal flavor, which rarely happens. This stout has a nice roasty bitterness, which was neither coffee nor chocolate, which is good. I believe this was my first Quebec beer.

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Photo of hoponit
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wolverine0712
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dsippel
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of le00metalero
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on its draft beer version. It was very similar to a Guiness but with a lighter feel and a better smell (not as perfumed). I highly recomend this beer from Quebec.

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Photo of LocalBeerGuy
4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

a very good dark stout that is easy simple to enjoy.

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Photo of Larryfunnell
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Overall, a very nice beer. Quite dark, I was a bit disappointed in the smell, but since I was having it outside, I may have been experiencing interference from flowers. The colour is quite dark worthy of a stout, and it retains the head for quite a while.

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Photo of Sculptor
4.88/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Excellent stout! A teeny, tiny shot of peated scotch finishes it off amazing well. ...for my humble taste buds.
I’d like to see it aged in peated scotch barrels.
A great summer drink because the flavours come out as it warms...the antithesis of lager!

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Photo of kylepod
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nass
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Taste very much like a Classic Guinness Extra Stout. No disrespect to Guinness but that style of beer is sort of old new & already done. Try to be more creative & innovative with your stout. If you have had the Guinness Extra Stout then you have had this beer as well. Cheers! B

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Photo of garthbrennan
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ConfusedCat
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I didn't like this beer the first time I tried it, but it has really grown on me. Tastes very heavily of roasted malt and oatmeal, with hints of dark chocolate and espresso. Overall very drinkable but not lacking in flavor, for a cheapish low ABV craft beer this is as good as it gets. Props to McAuslan for bringing quality craft beer to the masses, you can find this stuff at every corner store in Quebec.

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

Photo of knowyourown
3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nordavinden
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

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