Randy4Beer (324) - - FEB 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was mainly drunk by my wife, with me sampling it. It is a joint review.
A beautiful jet black body wears a mocha coloured head.
Aromas are of roasted malts and cocoa nibs. Nice dark chocolate presence. Oatmeal presence seeping out as it warms.
Tastes veer into the bitter coffee a bit. Actually a tad of red fruit peels on the swallow.
This isn’t the best stout we’ve drunk, but it is solid across the board in appearance, aromas and tastes, and definitely worth a try.
Jannick13 (136) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maybe st-ambroise’s best. This is a quality stout. the low alcohol level promotes easy drinking. Love it.
eworkman1 (50) - - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild nose and rich toffee and dark caramel flavors. Heavy mouthfeel and just enough hops to finish cleanly.
jbuskirk (554) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the cool months, there’s nothing more inviting than a good Oatmeal Stout. For the most part, St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout hits all the right notes. While I didn’t get the "long-lasting" head the description promises, I was pleased with the black color and brown layer of foam. This stout has aromas of cocoa, strong coffee, licorice, and cream. The taste was excellent with notes of chocolate, coffee, cream, black licorice, and spice. While the body wasn’t as silky smooth as I’d like for an Oatmeal Stout, it was still impressive. While I hold a certain English brewer in the highest esteem for this style, I’d happily drink this Canadian option again.
HuskerTan (700) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Tobacco, roasty, smoke, soy sauce, coffee, cocoa, malty.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Roasty, bitter cocoa, subtle smokiness, malty.
P- Full body, thin texture, average carbonation, smokey finish.
O- I love it and yet I don’t. The aroma is amazing but fades fairly fast along with the head. The body is thin and takes away from the overall beer. Not quite as smooth or creamy as I want for an oatmeal stout.
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cast wood aroma mixed with coffee and chocolate, light floral hints, pours black with a small off-white head, good balance of hops and malts, coffee and chocolate finishing with a lingering bitter aftertaste, soft carbonation creamy full bodied stout, excellent.
Fatehunter (1537) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is rich: molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted and toasted malt. Awesome.
The taste is pure darkness: black licorice, bitter chocolate, black coffee and a little salty smoke to finish.
The texture has a fair amount of fizz.
It’s pretty great.
geologyguy (901) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong dark smell, all roasted malt, very slightly smokey, touch bitter on finish, wish it had a less watery finish, slightest bit of licorice,
markas101 (1975) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada vai RCLS. Didn’t realize I haven’t rated this. I would say best price to taste ratio available in Canada. Cheaper than Guinness and one of the best ’non’ Imperial/Russian stouts I’ve tried. Jet black, light brown head. Dark chocolate, raisin and faint spruce aroma. Great texture, smooth, not overly sweet, with a final bitter hop finish with just enough resin to balance everything. Great.
drpimento (2401) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Extraordinary beer. I don't know what happened but I rated this here before and it's gone now. I loved it then and I love it now, Reuben James. appearances a light brown, big fluffy head with lots of lace and an opaque brown black color. Aroma is a very volatile blend of cocoa dark leather coffee yeast rum. Flavor is like aroma fairly dry some tobacco just enough carbonic tang. Excellent palate. I'd forgotten how good this beer is.
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