12/24/2012: McAuslan St. Ambroise Noire à L'Avoine (Oatmeal Stout)
About the beer...
At the World Beer Championship in 1994, St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout received the second highest rating of the over 200 beers in the competition and won one of only nine platinum medals awarded. Brewed from 40 percent dark malts and roasted barley, this intensely black ale carries strong hints of espresso and chocolate. Oatmeal contributes body and a long-lasting mocha-colored head to this well-hopped beer.
What do BeerPals have to say about McAuslan St. Ambroise Noire à L'Avoine (Oatmeal Stout)?
"Blended very well and it sits really well on the tongue. Finishes off creamy with only a tad bit of noticeable alcohol. This is one hell of a stout." - Airforce1
"Great toasted malt and oats flavor with dark cocoa, slight vanilla, some molasses, some rich espresso and slightly dry bitter linger. Drinks much bigger than the 5% ABV would indicate." - bluesandbarbq
"I love this beer and I will pick this up any day of the week - it deserves the scores it gets.
" - thomassova4
"Sweet taste: creme du caramel, tart, dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malts, slight coffee, very very mild bitterness. Probably the smoothest thing on Earth. Leaves my teeth soooooo smooth."
" - beercronic
"Appearance has that look like coffee that's been evaporated in half and looks like sludge, completely coating the inside of your glass and mouth. Flavors were much the same as in the nose, but a malty sweetness comes out wrapping the whole thing most astounding. One of the best I've had.
" - Stoutlover72