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
Ratings:
1,252
Reviews:
633
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
156
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,252 |  Reviews: 633
Photo of Psg5062
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of doctorpepperguy
3.47/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of -chii-
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rednessan
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSS
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A-Dark brown with a moka head
S-Heavy on the malt and must. Oatmeal comes out a little
M-Lighter mouthfeel that I was expecting. Lacing minimal.
T-Sweet upfront with pronounced coffee flavours and a subtle oatmeal performance.
O-Nice beer with good characteristics...I think it was the high carbonation that didn't fit for ke

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Photo of dailyminefield
3.46/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BaileyMitch
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Simon212
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours a pitch black colour with a good tan head that laced the glass quite well. Aroma cocoa, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Taste like the aroma with a little cream added. Not bad my friends.

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Photo of terpdog
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a thick frothy tan head that has incredible retention. At least one finger thick head stuck around until the beer was almost gone.

Smell was a simple but vibrant array of coffee, roasted malts, toasted oatmeal and chocolate.

Taste followed the nose with notes of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, toasted oatmeal, and roasted malts. Rich and decadent, one of the better oatmeal stouts I've had.

Feel was velvety and thick, Nice heaviness on the body from the oatmeal.

Overall an outstanding oatmeal stout. This is going in the regular rotation for the fall/winter months.

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Photo of Samallison
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nerd_Diamond
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473ml, 5% ABV can picked up at the local grocery store in Montreal. No bottling, or “best before” date.

Appearance: Jet black with an incredibly active mocha colored head which slowly tapers away while leaving behind some nice spotted lacework all around.

Aroma: Not incredibly aromatic, which teases you to go in for a second, and third whiff. What you find is a treat, though: roasted malts, sweet caramel, burnt toffee, cacao, hints of baking spices, gingerbread, and oatmeal.

Taste: Iced cappuccino, and burnt chocolate, accompanied by a light buttery caramel malt sweetness. Hop content is well disguised. Finishes slightly bitter, and holds its character well between sips.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Effortless drinking, and can be easily gulped with abandon!

Overall: Really enjoyable stout. I’ve yet to taste any other oatmeal stouts so I can’t properly compare it to other contemporary beers in the same style. That said, based on it’s own merit it’s harmonious with all I’ve come to expect from a delicious stout. Personally, I find the aroma on this absolutely inviting, and a pleasure to nose. Well executed on every level.

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Photo of red94tt
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Powers30
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foxybrau
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Too hoppy for me. Good color and nose, but too harsh on the palate. You don't get the creamy, smooth draw that I love about an oatmeal stout.

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Photo of Mousel
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giggy
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very dark. Smooth, minor carbonation. Dark malts, coffee, and chocolate taste. Slightly bitter.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Interesting. Kind of shows Montreal's cultural mash in a brewery.
While clearly in the British brewing tradition, St-Ambroise names many of their beers in French.

While creamy with cocoa flavors, I personally would not have picked this beer to become a classic, but it is.
Listed in the "1001 Beers", but I will listen to arguments on this one.
MJ's 1999 edition awarded it 3 of 4 stars and described it as "creamy, remarkably smooth with a complexity and depth of bitter-chocolate flavours."
Maybe that's why it is a classic.

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Photo of Tommo
2.4/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can bought in Banff canada. Pours a thin blackish beer with zero head retention. The flavor is gross, wildly astringent and does not go down smooth. Almost a metallic chemical taste. ZERO body for an oatmeal stout, thin as a lager. After seeing how popular this is maybe i got a bad can, but god this was awful. Drain pour

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Photo of hman43
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: It pours black with a dark brown head. As the head dissipates, there is a fair amount of lacing on the sides.

Smell: It has aromas of roasted grain, coffee, a cream like quality, a slight butter quality, and mild oatmeal.

Taste: It has flavors of nuts and coffee, completed with roasted grain qualities, oats, and a malty sweetness balanced towards cream.

Feel: It is creamy with a mostly full body. It has medium carbonation and a moderately bitter finish.

Overall: This is a quality example of an oatmeal stout. It has complex roasted flavors with a wonderful creamy yet moderately bitter finish.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brew_42
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a dense coffee-colored head.

Smells of coffee and roasted malts with a sweetness that is almost like butterscotch. Great aroma.

Taste follows the nose to a T with the coffee and chocolate giving way to a caramel/butterscotch sweetness that is by no means overpowering. Hot damn this a good beer.

A little more carbonated than most stouts. Medium bodied. If it were a little heavier it might be a near perfect stout for me.

Overall- pleasantly surprised with this phenomenal stout. Get it.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout from McAuslan Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,252 ratings.
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