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St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout | McAuslan Brewing

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1,259 Ratings
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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:
#2,507
Reviews:
635
Ratings:
1,259
pDev:
10.81%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
158
Trade:
2
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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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Photo of pkalix
4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

wow. that aroma.... subtle but enticing.... sweet.... super nice. very roast-y. oats. nutty. very nice and easy to enjoy.... i didnt know it was in the 1001 beers to drink book.... almost getting some licorice in here.....

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Photo of Psg5062
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of doctorpepperguy
3.47/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of rednessan
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSS
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BaileyMitch
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Simon212
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
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 -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nerd_Diamond
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
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 -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Powers30
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foxybrau
3.99/5  rDev -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 +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,259 ratings
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