St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout | McAuslan Brewing

St-Ambroise Oatmeal StoutSt-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
84.8%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 1,253 ratings
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:
#2,419
Reviews:
633
Ratings:
1,253
Liked:
1,063
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
10.81%
Alströms:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
157
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,253 |  Reviews: 633
Photo of Glorithm
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from 341mL bottle into a Spiegelau stout glass
L- Pitch black with a mocha head.
S- Very yeasty, dates, blackberry, vanilla, espresso, chocolate, caramel, spice.
T- Same as smell
F- Medium to full bodied with a dry finish.
O- This was one the first stouts I ever had and it till holds up. Nothing remarkable about it but it is solid.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Black with an imagining of ruby when held to the light. Topped with 4 fingers of solid, dark brown, slightly orange tinged head.

Smells of toasted malts, a hint of smoke, cocoa powder, black liquorice, salty Dutch liquorice, hints of eraser, tobacco, and a little florally sweet note.

Tastes of velvety cocoa, dark chocolate, not overly sweet. There's black liquorice, tobacco, and hints of figs.

Smooth, amazingly velvety texture with no hint of alcohol. Moderately low carbonation.

Really good. I was aiming to get this brewery's Russian Stout, and was disappointed before opening today to realise the several thousand kilometer mistake. I got this in Kitchener Waterloo, ON, and am drinking it in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Still very decent brew, the mouthfeel taking the cake.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - pitch black with a thin beige head

S - chocolate, caramel, coffee, oat acidity, vinous

T - Roasted bread with a little bit of smoke, a bit of caramel. Very dry and astringent but no acidity. A bit of earthy hops. Very balanced

M - Good carbonation, like a sparkling water

O - An unique beer. One of the best oatmeal stout I've had. Dry and balanced

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Photo of binno
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap, poured almost black with a one inch mocha head that dissipated fairly quickly and left a couple rings of lacing. Smells of coffee, roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Taste follows the smell with the addition of a caramel sweetness. Finishes with a moderate amount of bitterness. Mouth feel is rather thin and watery, medium carbonation. Overall I was disappointed considering the reviews.

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Photo of tyronegangsta
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pleasure
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

A: Pretty much black, with a few fingers of tan head.
S: Appealing aroma of chocolate and roasted grain.
T: Bittersweet chocolate
F: Creamy.

Not many beers this good are so widely available.

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Photo of yasky
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alexc11
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Montreal guy here. Pours deep, deep brown color topped off by thick, beige cream. Looks like an espresso done right. Smooth taste is accompanied by nut/chocolate/oat tones. Aroma is faint but caramel/nut/coffee tones detected. Bitterness contained for a strong stout. Great comfort beer for October to March.

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Photo of Obriain
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EarlAltrows
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OldDirty
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GJKerr
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SmithyAlan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Lewnanny
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A real nice stout

The color is perfectly black, and the brew is a nice dark brown.

This beer have a medium IBU taste and will be in my refrigerator once in a while.

You can taste the roasted grain in every sip.

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

Photo of Jesterr44
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a slightly chilled (around 12 deg C) 341mL bottle from the Beer Store. Super happy that I can buy this for around $2 a bottle in a 24 pack. One of the few good beers available in a case at an Ontario Beer Store.

Appearance: Pours dark brown with an audible early carbonation which makes it seem like the head will dissipate quickly. It does not. Head drops down to an inch thick tan with copper edges moderately quickly, then retention is very good. Still a quarter inch 5 minutes later. No lacing before the first sip, but as you drink it, significant lacing remains from the small frothy head which stays with you throughout.

Aroma: Not a strong aroma - some earthy coffee & chocolate malts.

Taste: The first sip is fantastic with a creaminess aided by the frothy head & a mouthful of malty coffee chocolate stout smoothness. Even a mild sweetness likely aided by the oatmeal. A full taste with no bitterness or dryness on the finish.

Feel: Again, this stout has a creaminess more than most which I like with only mild carbonation.

Overall: This is a fantastic oatmeal stout, my favourite stout & definitely a bargain at the price if purchased in a case.

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Photo of Boo-urns
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MikeZ9654
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smokey stout

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St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 84.8% out of 100 with 1,253 ratings
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