Wednesday, 19 October 2011

St.-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout

McAuslan's wonderful Oatmeal Stout hails from Montreal, Quebec.  It is sold in 341mL bottles and measures 5% on the alcohol scale.  Friends,  I am an enthusiastic beer drinker, but I am not prone to hyperbole, so read these words accordingly:  this is the finest stout I have ever tried.
The Oatmeal Stout is black as night and pours with a crest of dense brown head.  The beer is opaque, but it doesn't completely conceal the considerable carbonation that lives in this brute.  The brew smells strongly of molasses and oats.

These suds are incredibly full-bodied.  There are notes of coffee, chocolate and licorice nestled beneath the molasses that threatens to dominate .  The mouthfeel is extremely thick--you could almost eat it with a spoon.  There is a big finish that is bitter with a hint of porridge.

This beer is not for the faint of heart.  It's big, bold and badass.  Stout fans--run, don't walk, to your nearest beer dispensery.  The St.-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout should be in your fridge.

Rating: 10.0 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Tried this beer the other night and loved it. I'm not even much of a stout drinker. I found that it went down very smooth.