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
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3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from 341ml bottle. Probably served colder than it should have been.

Very nice appearance. Medium brown head. Great head retention.
Average aroma. Roasted malt.
Good taste. Fairly well balanced, more towards bitterness than i would have expected (could come from oat)
Awesome mouthfeel. Very smooth, robust.

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Photo of Scrylol
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice thick creamy one finger mocha colored head that sticks around. Some nice lacing on the glass. Pitch black body. Looks very nice.

Sweet caramel and roasted malty notes on the nose. Some hints of milk chocolate and coffee.

Big roasted caramel notes on the tongue, with some nice malty, grainy backing it. Bit of coffee flavor to it. Low hop bitterness. Very slight milk chocolate notes. Leaves a dry, coffee-like aftertaste.

Feels pretty creamy, and a bit thick - enough to feel appropriate for this style. Bit too much carbonation though.

A great oatmeal stout from McAuslan.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My father-in-law picked this up for me in Ontario not realizing this brand is available virtually everywhere in the US. Ah well, it's the thought that counts, and at least it's a good beer! Served in a Half Acre pint glass. Best before October 31st, 2014.

A - Big creamy mocha foam that features good retention. It eventually settles out to a chunky cap, leaving behind splotches of lacing. Opaque dark brown body with some visible bubbles adhering to the sides of the glass.

S - Big chocolate and biscuit aroma. There's a touch of buttery diacetyl, but it's not totally out of place in an English-style beer and sort of comes off as buttercream or toffee. Toasted grains and caramel round things out.

T - Taste is more roast and charry, with some bitter coffee early before giving way to sweet caramel and chocolate. Not quite enough sweetness here to balance the more ashy flavors, and there's a mild astringency in the finish.

M - Overly high carbonation mars what is otherwise a nice creamy oatmeal body. Medium body that is a tad watery both otherwise quite solid for a 5% beer. Fairly crisp and dry otherwise.

D - I remember liking this a lot more about five years ago, and I'm wondering if the recipe has been watered down or if exposure to the worlds best beers has re-calibrated my palate. It's not bad, and will do in a pinch if you have to go to The Beer Store, but it's merely a decent oatmeal stout. Better on nitro if you can find it. I easily put down the 355ml bottle but I probably won't a sixer with so many better options available locally.

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