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El Toro Black Raspberry Ale

El Toro Black Raspberry Ale
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A darker ale the more complex and perfumey black raspberry concentrate infused into it...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (5751) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 21, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. It pours an amber color with an off white head. The aroma is strong with sweet raspberry. The flavor is caramel, toffee, wheat and intense raspberry sweetness. More body than expected for a low gravity fruit beer. Not terrible, and certainly better than the raspberry wheat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (617) - - JUN 6, 2015
Dark amber colour with very little head. Tastes like slightly underripe raspberries. OK, but not great. (K)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Sheesh if your gonna do fruit do real fruit. Geno makes some great beers and I am suprised when I taste his fruit beers. They all taste a bit fake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14090) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Pours clear ruddy copper with a white head. Raspberry aroma. Med body. Raspberry flavor with malt - doesn’t seem at all wheaty. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma of sweet raspberry syrup, notes of grass, sugar, and mild malt. A little bit watery, despite all the sweetness. The flavor is just very sweet and a bit sugary. There is a decent raspberry flavor, but it certainly has an artificial feel to it. That said, it’s not a bad beer and certainly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6727) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head that leaves typically (for El Toro) good lacing. Aroma is all raspberry, but a nice REAL raspberry. Flavor is medium sweet muted raspberry with notes of wheat and malt. A touch of bitterness in the finish. Quite drinkable, actually

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (622) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
A- Pours a light golden hue with a large, white, 2 finger head. S- LOTS of raspberry with slight wheaty notes. T- Much more balanced than their Raspberry wheat. Starts off with large raspberry notes which are balanced by caramel and roasted malt notes and finishes with a nice hop bitterness. M- Medium body and carbonation. D- El Toro seems to have a lot of fruit beer and for my money this is by far their best.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2009
Draft @ Jacks Canery, SF. Pours a dark golden color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish fruity raspberry aroma. Sweetish waek malty fruity raspberry flavor. Has a sweetish raspberry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Dark brown with purple undertones. Aroma is blackberry to the face. Flavor is not so much. More subtle fruit. Flavor is roasted malt with some coffee bitterness with pleasant berry undertones. An interesting fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2007
On tap at Jack’s Cannery, San Francisco. Stopped and had a couple of pints before biking over the Golden Gate bridge. Dark amber-brown, thin almond coloured head. Sweet raspeberry-candy aroma dominates, with some subtle caramel in the distance. The palate delivers much the same-- mostly raspberry candy, moderate mouthfeel and rounded sweetness from the caramel malt, slightly tart finish. Very refreshing, but the rspberries come across as a little too artificial.

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