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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This beer is a traditional English-Styled Oatmeal Stout using 10% flaked cold rolled oats. It has rich coffee flavors with mild cocoa tones. El Toro Negro has a smooth, mild bitterness, full body and is very drinkable.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2330) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle Black with a skin of a tan head. Dark roasted aroma with lots of tootsie roll, chocolate, cinnamon. Sweet roasted flavor and a thin body. More like a dark porter. Lingering slightly sour bitter bite.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Syzzer (583) - Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2012
A simple stout. Ok flavor there is some maltiness but the drink ends in a disappointing wateryness. There is an initial impression which then disappears.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Pours like old motor oil, bits of milk chocolate almost foam. aroma of coffee, molasses, diluted vinegar. smooth but a little thin in the mouth. the flavor had that Guiness tang, burnt toast, brown sugar, no hop taste but something must be holding back the sugar. clean finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (1855) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2011
12 oz single from "Lifesource" S.Salem. $1.75 typical near black ( mahogany hint) beer with a lovelly frothy,thick tan head. Creamy ,oatlike aromas..rolled Scottish oats.,coffee slightly roasted. Very nice bitter coffee and cocoa nib flavours..again a roastiness that is pleasing. Great palate to this one the oats add even more substance to an already luxuriant mouthful. Overall a very nice stout and not too strong. I can see me buying a six pack next time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
12oz bottle, purchased up at Liquor Expo in Grenada. Pours a dark color color; modest, medium-tan head with solid lacing. Dark chocolate in the aroma along with a milky oat character and cocoa and cola; bittersweet and reasonably dry. Medium body; modest carbonation; plenty of bittersweet cocoa character throughout, and the oatmeal contribution gives this a very nice creaminess and smoothness overall; plenty of bitterness, but so much of that comes from the specialty-malt character (note: some of these are book notes to myself); quite drinkable, lots of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate, and this was absolutely perfect for drinking outside by our fire when we were camping. Medium-length finish of bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, a touch of milky chocolate; light toast.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1519) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2011
This is one of the best smelling beers I have had. Taste is typical, but still, very fine for average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, and anise. Flavor of coffee, cocoa, oatmeal, caramel, and roasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2011
12 oz bottle from Bier Stein. Slightly opaque brown pour with a whiff of tan head and slight lacing. Smells sweet, like chocolate, cream and light coffee. Maybe a little caramel thrown in as well. Tastes fairly sweet as well, with a lot of chocolate backed by caramel, oats, cream and coffee. A well constructed stout, even if it is a little sweeter than I normally prefer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton23 (604) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
On tap at Nibblers. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Smells smokey with some coffee. Tastes os chocolate, toffee, some coffee has some sweetness. Very smooth and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Baie Lekker! Bottle. Pours black with medium beige fast dissipating head. Moderate lacing. Cocoa and oatmeal aroma, with a tinge of coffee. Full but mild flavour, more cocoa and oatmeal. Sweet finish, but not cloying, there is enough bitterness.


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