Stout À L'Avoine (Oatmeal Stout)
Microbrasserie Le Castor

Stout À L'Avoine (Oatmeal Stout)Stout À L'Avoine (Oatmeal Stout)
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English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #346
Ranked #27,227
3.78 | pDev: 9.79%
Microbrasserie Le Castor
Quebec, Canada
Very Good
Stout À L'Avoine (Oatmeal Stout)Stout À L'Avoine (Oatmeal Stout)
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 59
Photo of SSS
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Moka brown head, ultra dark brown body
S-Nice oat and chocolate aroma, with a subtle funky note
M-Light watery mouthfeel and medium to high carbonation
T-Sweetness upfront with a weak flavour of roasted and chocolate notes. A bitter finish balanced this beer out.
O-The bottle I drank was about one year old, bottled January 2016. It came out very heavily carbonated. A nice Stout, - little too sweet and watery for me, but quite drinkable

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Opaque dark brown color, faint creamy 3 finger beige head, lasting around 5 minutes, but making a good amount of lacing. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, molasses, dark malts, walnuts, herbal spices, and got some oatmeal. Heavily sugary, but quite tender and well spiced. Slick and smooth full body with the perfect amount of sharp carbonation. Medium strength finish, ending with an earthy feel of roasted grains, toffee, and mocha. Overall excellent quality craft. Satisfying, filling, and pleasantly flavored. Very tasty and fresh. I really like the balance and the accessibility. Well represented style.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is getting a 4 across the board from me, Its a really good beer but not in the 4.5 range.

Appearance - This beer pours black with 1 finger off white head, no light gets through at all. the head fades leaving no lace.

Aroma - Coffee, oatmeal, roasted malts, dark chocolate. basicly everything you would expect from the style.

Taste - The flavor profile is on point for the style too. Coffee, dark chocolate, oatmeal, roasted grains, some nutty flavor.

Feel - full body, you could almost call it chewy. there is a strong prickly carbonation, and a coffee bitterness that lingers on the tongue.

Overall - Like I said at the top this is 4 across the board. Everything is on point for the style and this is a very good beer, but nothing makes it stand out from the rest. Cheers!

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear black color stout with a nice large brown foamy head with great retention and some lacing. Aroma of black chocolate notes with light roasted malt notes is quite pleasant. Taste is a nice mix between some black chocolate notes with some light roasted grain notes with some residual sugar notes that are still noticeable. Well brewed for the style and very nice level of drinkability.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No date. Like my last Le Castor beer, a lot lighter in colour than expected, but that's a minor detail. Lots of roastiness. Light/medium bodied. Overall a nice drinkable Oatmeal stout that goes well with a chocolate cupcake (in my case), but probably better paired with a burger.

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Photo of bylerteck
2.87/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Bottle from Rapido a while back. From notes.

A - Poured deep amber with one finger of beige head that went quite fast. No lace and no retention.

S - Chocolate, a bit sour, milky.

T - Some funk, chocolate, roast, the funk faded and let in some chocolate notes and more sweetness later. Fairly plain.

M - Strong carbonation for the style, medium to full body and a slightly sour finish.

O/D - This was ordinary. I only got this because you saved a couple bucks if you got a certain number of Castor bottles, and honestly, this would've been worth skipping. A very pedestrian attempt at an oatmeal stout, especially for these guys. That mild sourness was also offputting.

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Photo of flipper2gv
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep brown color with a tan colored head. The retention isn't really good as is the lacing. There is nothing special about how this beer looks except from the pretty cool bottle (from a Quebec beer perspective).

S: The smell is very faint, very little can be taken from it. There is the roasted notes of lightly roasted coffee beans and a little amount of sweetness. It has some semi sweet chocolate smell I can detect but that's pretty much it.

T: The taste is very solid though, lots of chocolate, light roasted coffee and maple syurp. You also get the distinctive taste from the oat. Very well balanced and easy to drink.

M: A bit too light bodied for the beer and the carbonation is too "big". By that, I mean that the bubbles feel a bit big on the tongue for something like this. Maybe another strand of yeast would have helped.

O: Well, this beer has a lot of things going on for it. Great taste, easy to drink, but the rest of its aspects aren't too impressive. Still, it is a recommendation from me.

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Photo of SebD
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice thick beige head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and some nuttiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet roasted/toasty malts, dark chocolate, faint coffee and a nice nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel but not quite as full as I would of liked

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle picked up in Montreal last month. Pours a clear near-black with a creamy head that disappears quickly, but leaves an impressive amount of lacing. Warm aroma of roasted dark and chocolate malts with a nice oatmeal base. This is also beautifully presented in the taste, although the mouthfeel is thinner than expected given that robust oatmeal flavour. Well balanced journey through the roasted malt and porridge elements, with enough chocolate tones to be interesting and a nice bitterness that lingers within a roasted finish.

My third beer from this brewery and all have been excellent, so definitely one to put on my list to visit...

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 660ml bottle to a shaker.

A: A dark black with some ruby red highlights made apparent when pressed up against the light. One finger of head which died out into a ring rather quickly. Lacing was decent.

S: Aroma is subtle but still good. Sweet dark malts come through giving the aroma of heavily cooked raisin cookies.

T: Once again deeply roasted oatmeal raisin cookies are made apparent. Dark bakers chocolate is also around and is quiet present. Very slight coffee flavor. Has a homebrew like quality too it, perhaps because it's organic.

M: A little bit to dry for an oatmeal stout in my opinion. Carbonation is quiet prickly. A bit thin on the feel as well for an oatmeal stout.

O: Pretty decent beer. It could be sessionable at 5% and is rather tasty. The mouthfeel is a bit too off for me but I could still see myself picking it up again. Its good but I'll take St. Ambroise's oatmeal stout over this any day.

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a milk chocolate brown with an airy head that dissipates pretty quick but has fairly good retention. Some light lacing.

Smells sweet and warm. Not too strong though by any means.

Chocolate milk.

Not too impressive. Smooth and creamy, quick finish and laid back carbonation.

Tasty beer. Really good, mellow taste but not much beyond that going for it. It *is* a good beer, but doesn't make you weak in the knees or anything when you drink it.

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Photo of decimator
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

660ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 5%.

A - Poured a dark brown with a 2cm foamy tan head. Head slowly reduced to a long lasting cap. Good lacing.

S - Dark chocolate, coffee, toast, some grass.

T - chocolate, roasted grains, toast, some brown sugar, hint of coffee, hint of sour, earthy hops.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, smooth, creamy, crisp finish.

O - Good stout.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Shared by Rutager.

A: Cola coloured liquid with slight tan head.

S: Nuts, chocolate, roasted malt and sugar.

T: Chocolate, coffee, toffee, roasted malt, grassy and earthy hops.

M: Thin viscosity and low carbonation.

O: Nice flavours, but it needs a better mouthfeel and appearance to compete.

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Photo of Rutager
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Another selection from Deadbolt82's box of QC. Thanks man!
Shared with Daftcaskbc. At least he didn't berate me for this one!! ;-P

Appearance. Pours a redish-cola with barely a skim of tan head. Light in colour for the style.

Smell. Sweet dark chocolate, roasted mixed nuts and some toasted dark malts. Smells good!

Taste. Very roasty and dry dark malts, bitter earthy hops, and a bit of cocoa powder adding a bit of sweetness. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel. Not quite medium body with medium carbonation. A little bit thin for the style.

Overall. Lots of flavour here which was a surprise after the misleading appearance. I would gladly drink it again.

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Stout À L'Avoine (Oatmeal Stout) from Microbrasserie Le Castor
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 59 ratings