• Review – St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout

    Today Chris and I are reviewing St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout.  We’re t his house today, just to change things up a little. As a side note, the ride up I95 during rush hour wasn’t too bad.  He says it can be much worse.

    We’re doing this review today after reading a recipe for a Bloody Mary using St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout.  This will be a 2 part review, with the first part focusing on just the beer, and the second part will be a review of Draft Magazine’s recipe for a Bloody Mary.

    In our ongoing review series we’ll be covering the following 5 items:

    • Appearance
    • Aroma
    • Mouthfeel
    • Flavor
    • Aftertaste

    Here is a quick guide for the beginner http://indybeers.com/beer-tasting-guide/. At the bottom of that page is an HTML template that can be used in our comments if you would like to post your own reviews along with us.

    About McAuslan Brewing:

    Based out of Montreal, Québec McAuslan Brewing began operations in January of 1989.

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    Scott: A nice nutty brown with a thickly bubbled head.

    Chris: Poured nicely with a small moca head.


    Scott: This one is teeming with aroma.  I’m getting caramel, molasses, espresso, and chocolate

    Chris: Awesomeness. Roasted coffee with hints of chocolate.


    Scott: Very light and creamy feeling with a good medium carbonation.

    Chris: Medium thick body and medium carbonation. I was somewhat surprised as this is not as creamy as I expected. Excellent, non the less.


    Scott: A few of these will go down very easily.  I’m not generally a fan of oatmeal stouts, but this one is spot-on delicious.  Roasted malt, maybe some caramelized sugar, and a nice finish of bitter chocolate.

    Chris: Yummy, oatmeal deliciousness. It is has smooth roasted sweet flavors from start to finish with hints of chocolate throughout.


    Scott: A little bitterness with a nice espresso flavor.  Unquestionably pleasant.

    Chris: The coffee flavors last, but are not too bitter.

    Final Thoughts

    Scott: I should have bought more of these, but at $10.25 a 4 pack, they can be a little cost prohibitive. 5/5

    Chris: This is an excellent, 5 star, oatmeal stout!