St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout | McAuslan Brewing

St-Ambroise Oatmeal StoutSt-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
1,254 Ratings
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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,254 |  Reviews: 634
Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of NHSTEVE
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of microwavabledish
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Goldfoot
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

McAuslan plays this one straight down the middle. Appropriate deep brown/black with a nominal mocha head. Aroma is mildly sweet and roasted malt. Up front moderate roasted malt with a faint charcoal hint. Some oatmeal sweetness creeps in toward the middle, and the beer goes slightly dry toward the finish.

 306 characters

Photo of gfreed
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Super black and super thick with a stiff head the color of cardboard, you'll find that it nearly gloops from the bottle into your glass. Do not be afraid, however, as it's tamer than it looks. Still, this is a superb oatmeal stout in the Sam Smith league. The roasty aroma has a nice peachy edge to it, and the roasty taste maintains the fruitiness without being overly sweet-- except at the finish, where there's an odd sugary sensation. No matter; it doesn't subtract from the overall greatness of this beer. O, Caaa-na-da, etc.

 530 characters

Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of benbou17
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of schnarr84
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kelvarnsen
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of peelstreet
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of bigox420
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of discoinfiltrator
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of NightINgale
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of honkduh
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Sparky44 for this extra in a recent trade

Look: Pitch black like squid ink with a great 1 inch dark tan head with great retention and perfect circular lacing as the head subsides

Smell: Very potent oatmeal upfront with notes of coffee and chocolate on the backend. Very good nose

Taste: Lots of ash and roasted malt upfront I like it because it's strong and in your face. The oatmeal feels like it takes a bit of a back seat on this one but it is still there on the finish along with some traces of coffee and chocolate

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with medium carbonation and a creamy finish

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer on all levels this one I would say is a bit of a diamond in the rough

 715 characters

Photo of Pellinore1
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jsnoek
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of mungus
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,254 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.