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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Thanks IrishBoy for sending this extra my way. Great creamy, frothy tan head over a dark brown body. Roasted malts with some wheat and grain in the aroma, very nice. Good taste, roasted malts again, light hop profile, coffee accents. Smooth ending with a light coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Thanks to Irishboy for sending this to Numenor. Dark black body with a medium creamy light brown head. Sweet roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee aroma. Sweet roasted malt and light coffee flavors and a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Bottle poured an opaque black with reddish highlights and lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Palate was light bodied and thin. Flavors of coffee, a bit of roastiness and some chocolate notes with a forgetable lightly roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (3594) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2006
12 oz bottle thanks to Irishboy, one in a long line of notches I see. Poured into that cool Leute Lokbier glass that needs a platform. Just thought I would use it for shits and giggles. Poured black with a big ass head. Nice tan color, a beautiful looking brew. Aroma is very present - lots of roastiness, oatmeal, and a small hop presence. Flavor is weak, watery taste with some piney hop and a weak version of the aroma. Body is light but in a nice way, leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2006
(06.09.06) 12 oz brown bottle from Beeronthewall.com. Poured opaque black with medium tan head. No discernable carbonation. Roasted malt aroma. Medium bodied stout that started dry with roasted malt flavor. Some sharpness in the mouth. Finished dry with light lingering bitterness. Although thin and watery, this is a decent drinkable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2006
via trade with IrishBoy - Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head. Has a roast chocolate aroma and flavor. Medium body. Has a smooth dry finish. A very nice beer. Thanks Richard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Thanks to IrishBoy LOL. Black body, fairly large tan head with decent lacing. Aroma is lotsa oats with some roasted chocolate and coffee. Some caramel sweetness. Could be bigger, but overall it was solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Bottle from Richard (Irishboy) Thanks! Pours out a very dark black color, not much head so to speak. Smell is oats, fruits, chocolate, coffee, roasted/dark malts. Taste is sweet, and slightly sour, very interesting. Complex and rich as well, should take a little time to get this beer down. Pretty damn good actually. Thanks!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Bonus from IrishBoy, 12oz no date. Black with a tiny tan head. The first whiff that I got was burnt plastic--bleh--there is also some chocolate and oats, roasted malts, slight coffee. Itís hard to get past that burnt plastic. Even the taste has that, though it isnít the dominant flavor, as was the case in the smell. Slighly bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Canít get past the plastic with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Draught. Opqaue black with light brown head that laced the glass. Aroma and flavor are similar with chocolate, coffee, and caramle flavors. Slightly sweet on the tongue. Pretty good sweet stout.

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