Welcome to episode 41 of my Beers with Peps- Beer Reviews. This beer hails from Quebec and is quite easy to find on adventures into Montreal or Gatineau. So as the trees lose their leaves and the cold finally sets in let us enjoy this stout and get on with the review.
Name: Stout A L'Avoine
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Brewery: Le Castor
Country: Canada, Quebec
"Medium bodied & malty, this stout will win you over. Your senses will be seduced by its dark chocolate aroma and coffee flavour. It's silky smooth texture is courtesy of the flaked oats. This beer goes great with your favourite comfort food."
Bottle Art: Pretty plain but then all their bottles follow this style of artwork.
Sight: Pours a dark brown, almost black liquid. Whilst being capped by a solid two finger Mocha head. Looking great.
Aroma: Everything you would hope for. Coffee roasted malts, dark chocolate, slight bready from the malt.
Taste: When it was a bit too cold it slightly had an ash taste going on. So I stopped drinking it and allowed it time to warm up. Once at a better temp the espresso coffee aroma started to shine along with chocolate and a bready malt finish. Once it had achieved the right serving temp it was an enjoyable beer, with the 5% giving it a warmth.
Would I buy it again? Yes. Very tasty, good representation of the style. Would it beat my go to Oatmeal Stout from BTP no, but if I was in Montreal I would certainly pick up a bottle of this beer. Have you tried this beer? Let me know thoughts below and welcome to stout season!