St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout | McAuslan Brewing

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St-Ambroise Oatmeal StoutSt-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing
Quebec, Canada

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

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.5 oz. capped bottle (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a creamy, 1-finger mocha-colored head that slowly fades to a thin, even dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a near black with no traces of color when held to light. Some great lacing can be seen clinging to the glass throughout consumption.

The nose on this beer is amazing. Warm and inviting, it has notes of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, and coffee. In a nutshell, this beer smells like a Werther's caramel.

Very similar to the nose at first, this beer starts each sip with flavors of vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch. As this beer is swallowed, the oatmeal really comes out along with some bittersweet chocolate. A dry coffee aftertaste lingers between sips.

Medium bodied with great carbonation, this beer is about as drinkable as an oatmeal stout can get. The body is quite full for a 5% ABV beer, coats your mouth well, but never becomes sticky. The carbonation is a bit fizzy in the background but does not interfere at all. The mouthfeel of this beer is smooth and creamy and really adds to the experience.

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4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: On top is a dark beige, rocky and very thick head that has great head retention. Below that is a black depth of darkness of which light can not enter or exit.

Aroma: Lots of dark roasted coffee, dark roasted malt and hops. Oats with earthy tones. Bits of chocolate among all of it.

Taste: Full bodied smooth and silky mouthfeel. Cocao, vanilla bean, oats. Hops and malts are roasted dark very well. Chocolate whirls around this abyss of darkness and give it a smooth finish.

Notes: Such a dam hearty beer very drinkable and great for a winter night. Cheers.

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Photo of jegross2
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout from McAuslan Brewing.
Score: 85

2011 vintage bottle (unknown date) served in a snifter glass and enjoyed 12/23/11. This is the second of three reviews I wrote a month ago and forgot to publish.

Appearance: Pours that dark brown/black used motor oil color that a lot of dark stouts share with a full finger of creamy mocha colored head that settles into a thin layer. Great lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Lots of desserty vanilla flavors here. Vanilla cupcakes, vanilla frosting and marshmallow come to mind. Beyond the vanilla, I get toasted oats, light coffee and light chocolate. 4/5

Taste: Campfire roasted marshmallows, roasted malts and nuts -- almond and walnuts? -- upfront. Then some vanilla dessert flavors and raw oats. Surprisingly crisp, without any real finish. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied and entirely too watery for a stout. Medium-light carbonation makes the watery mouthfeel feel even flatter. A thicker mouthfeel and a little more carbonation would do wonders for the flavors of this beer in my opinion. 2/5

Overall: A solid tasting beer that is absolutely ruined by being entirely too watery and crisp. Fix the mouthfeel, and this could potentially be a standout oatmeal stout.

Recommendation: Worth trying, but not worth going out of your way to acquire.

Pairings: Graham crackers.


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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Just under three finger of thick, dark mocha head. Black as ink. Head settles to a foamy mocha cap. Decent lacing.

S - First thing that hits me is actually some nice leafy hops. As it warms, the sweeter darker flavors begin to appear. Dark, roasty malt, along with sweet oatmeal raisin cookies, dark chocolate, molasses and coffee.

T - Big roasty flavors upfront. Lots of dark roasted malt, molasses and espresso bitterness. Dark chocolate sweetness, treacle, and burnt sugar. I'm picking up some roasted barley, leafy hops and general roasty bitterness in the finish. A pretty complex and tasty brew, however, where's the oatmeal? Either way, fantastic sweetness on display here. Lots of chocolatey goodness, balanced nicely by the roasted character. Very well crafted flavor profile.

M - Pretty smooth, but the carbonation is slightly higher than I expected, resulting in a brew not quite as smooth as I had hoped to get. Thick, full-bodied feel to it for sure though. Roasty bitterness in the finish, with a touch of leafy hops. Creamy, but not too much so.

D - Great stout, but not exactly as advertised. The oatmeal flavors I had anticipated never really came to fruition, but the addition of the oats certainly adds some smoothness. Overall, the flavor profile here is crafted beautifully. Very well balanced, but still packs a big, bold flavor. All around great stout.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout from McAuslan Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,251 ratings.
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