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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:
#2,524
Reviews:
635
Ratings:
1,262
pDev:
10.81%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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101
Gots:
159
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear black cola topped with a tan billowy head, plenty of retention of variable bubbles - right to the last drop.

S: Malts with chocolate, sweet deep dark espresso with just a hint of hops on the back end.

T: Deeply toasted malts with acrid espresso and dry coco nibs. Some hops that balance the malts, the smooth malts are the shining star and the hops act like salt in a dish - they elevate and improve on the smooth rich flavour.

M: Medium body with a dryness that sticks to the palette and after taste of dark toast with just a hint of hops.

O: An excellent example of an oatmeal stout that's versatile, terrific for drinking and cooking in stews & breads. Big flavour that offers plenty to enjoy.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.76/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout has a rather thin, tan head and a very dark brown (black, really) appearance, with a good amount of lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is just wonderful- rich, sweet, bready, candy-like malts are all there. Taste is of quite bitter, dark-roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark coffee, and some sourness. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light and somewhat watery, and St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout finishes dry, refreshing (if you can believe it), and drinkable. This is a fabulous beer, and a must-try beer!

RJT

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Everything you want in a stout, a body as black as night, a finger and a half of creamy head that left behind a great deal of lace and retained admirably.

Smell: A rich roasted malt and coffee scent to a backing of a slight oatmeal smell. Notes of chocolate and figs can also be noted. Warming helped the beer out, but not by leaps and bounds.

Taste: The entire beer has that smooth oat undertone that you can only find in oatmeal stout as expected rich smoky, charred malt turns at an excellent pace to a rich bitter coffee taste that turns to back to a light caramel malt at the end.

Mouthfeel: Nice and creamy with a smoothness that could use a bit more aggression in the carbonation but is solid none the less. The aftertaste is a mixture of malt and coffee that clings for just a little bit too long.

Drinkabilty: That went down very fast for a stout, it's on the lower end of heavy for me but easy to drink none the less and sedate in my belly. It's also not trying to overwhelm you on any front which makes it very enjoyable.

Final Thoughts: An excellent stout and is a very worthy flagship brew for McAuslan. Like most stouts, I don't know if I'd want to drink this all night, but 4 or 5 would certainly make me a happy camper. Highly recommend.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

4pack from spartan spirits for $10.49 plus tax

A&S: great looking head when poured, even when poured unassertively you get about 2 fingers of deep tan head. Jet black colored. The smell is great: you get a lot of the roastyness of the taste however there is much more of the dark chocolate tones.

T&M: Very ROASTY, huge roasty tones but not especially bitter. I believe that bitterness is put to bay by a slight sweetness from the oat addition. Not as smooth as I was expecting but at the same time not awful.

overall: I liked it but wasnt worth the price tag

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of SerialHiker
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a nice black color…two finger thick, mocha colored head formed, settling down to a more conventional layer…very inviting…(4.25/5)

Smell: Tons of oatmeal aroma upfront…chocolate, dark fruit (fig, raisin) sweetness, toffee, caramel, alcohol, roasted malts, light cream, light coffee…while it’s not pungent, it smells fantastic, with a classic oatmeal stout smell…as it warms, the chocolate alcohol and caramel come out more, supporting all that oatmeal…(4/5)

Taste: Starts out in traditional fashion, creamy oatmeal, toasted malts and coffee flavors but then takes a dramatic turn with tons of citrus bitterness…it’s almost sour towards the after taste, not in a bad way though, but in a flavorful, somewhat unique way…definitely different from any stout I’ve had in a long time…the roasted malts give way leaving a lemony citrus freshness on my palate that fades into a dry bitterness…it feels like coffee bean induced bitterness…think dry bitterness that comes with an espresso shot…it’s different that’s for sure, not the flavor I wasn’t expecting…(3.79/5)

Mouthfeel: Light body with medium carbonation…wet, light, coffee bitterness on the palate…dry bitterness in the after taste…(3.75/5)

Overall: This is a good brew…it comes from Canada so I suspect this is a more European style stout with its bitter-to-almost-sour flavor…it’s malty beginning is rich and flavorful, the bitter finish is watery and sour…is it good, yeah, but I don’t think I’d see this out again…I would try it on tap if I ever saw it, but I don’t think I’ll ever scoop up another bottle…it’s worth trying, but not the stout flavor I’m accustomed to or one that I’m gonna add to my lexicon…(3.5/5)

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,262 ratings
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