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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout consistently beats out international stouts in blind tastings and competitions. This intensely black ale carries strong hints of espresso and chocolate. The oatmeal contributes body and ensures a long-lasting mocha-coloured head. If you like stout, you will love St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1504) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle via StateLine... Not sure how old this bottle is but its been sitting around for at least a year. Great pour... monster mocha colored head. Black in color. Nose of chalk, ash, roasted malts. Taste is a nicely roasted malty taste. Lite chalk ash, lite bitter chocolate, not very oatmeal but still good. Body is on the lighter side for an oatmeal stout. But very creamy and smooth. The low alcohol content is enjoyable.Overall: Nice low alcohol stout


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chopper925 (144) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black, clear color. Thick brown head. The smell is great, chocolate, mocca, toffee, nuts, absolutely fantastic. The taste is light sweet, at the beginning and ends with a perceptible bitter note. Palate is fresh, with a medium to thick texture. Aftertaste has some more nice coffee and roast notes. Absolutely great stout, love it!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregorymconway (25) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 341ml bottle from The Only Cafe. Dark opaque brown/black body with thin tan head, nice lacing. Dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malt aroma. Thick heavy mouthfeel. Notes of alcohol at only 5%. Hops present on the finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DomD (55) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Poured from 341 mL bottle. Incredible aroma of chocolate and coffee. Pours black with brown head. Definitely bitter in taste. Full bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, with a bitter dry finish. Overall a great bitter stout.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattyhennessy (311) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a firm tan head. Looks delicious. Strong malt and oat aroma, nice creamy espresso and chocolate. Toffee and molasses amongst the flavours. Creamy mouthfeel and dry finish. Hard to achieve, but works brilliantly

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (160) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
341ml bottle from LCBO, Parkway Mall, Scarborough, ON. 5% Alc. / vol. Pours an opaque dark brown colour with one finger of lasting tanned head. Beautiful lacing. Aroma of caramel, coffee and minimal notes of booze. Taste matches aroma with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (206) - CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Pours nearly jet black with only the slightest hints of deep cola brown around the edges, a fat finger of tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, and moderate lacing. Nose is coffee, chocolate, caramel, slightly smokey. Taste follows suit with a mild molasses sweetness tempering roasted malt and bitter coffee. Full body and low carbonation, with a creamy mouth feel and dry finish. Now that’s a stout - this is what Guinness wishes it was. (Yes, I once gave Guinness the same rating I’m giving this one. That was then, this is now. Deal with it. I’ll re-review a Guinness sometime and put it where it belongs.) I’d love to have this on a nitro tap to really amp up the creaminess, but it’s pretty decent just as it is. The oatmeal definitely tempers the flavour, giving it a fuller, rounder aspect. This can rightly take its place as one of the best Canadian beers around.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Babaganush (1) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
Smells great with a hint of dark chocolate, smooth taste not much of an after taste. Those that like darker beers would enjoy.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery terrace as part of a 12$ tasting set. A cola black pour with red highlights and a creamy tan head. Rich cocoa and toasted oats aroma. Smooth creamy body and a fairly full mouthfeel. The taste is quite roasty, a bit of coffee grounds, cocoa an toasted/roasted malts. Very nice, seems like a restrained use of black patent malts.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuelMTL (66) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
From 473 ml can. Pour is pitchblack with huge tan head. Nose is roasted malts with chocolate and dark chocolate notes. Some light caramel sweetness, too. A little metallic. Favours are again roasted malts with a punch of sourness. Long metallic finish with light bitterness. Pretty light body. Solid oatmeal stout, but I expected more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (105) - CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Thought I would review an old favourite. For a 6-pack with an MSRP of $9.99, this is a hell of a beer, and my go-to stout. It looks great: jet black with a frothy tan head. It smells great: coffee, chocolate, caramel. It tastes great: chocolate, caramel and a bit of treacle, with beautiful bitter coffee finish. Certainly nothing revolutionary, but a really well-executed oatmeal stout, at a terrific price point.


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