Tuesday, February 8, 2011

McAuslan St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout

At Al’s of Hampden, Al tapped McAuslan St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout and suggested we try it. He was experimenting using the Guinness tap cap, and was anxious to see how it was. The beer pours a black color with a creamy tan head, similar is looks to a Guinness. The aroma consists of chocolate and malts, but is very faint. The taste is chocolate and toasted malts with a very pronounced burnt flavor. The beer has a milky smoothness that is creamy with some coffee accents. The alcohol content is 5.0% ABV. I thought this Oatmeal Stout was delicious and different, as it has a large burnt flavor, but still quite sweet and smooth.

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