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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3845) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (1168) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Tap at St Johns B&G in Santa Clara. Black with tan head. Cocoa nose. Creamy with hit of burnt roast, but mild. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
bottle from bytemesis, the flaked oats are a huge part of this beer, the cocoa is starting to become acidic almost, so drink up if you got it. definitely drinkable and easy thin body for 5.5%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle at Blippsmas! Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big roast and a hint of cocoa on the nose. Chocolate, cocoa, roast. A bit on the thin side of medium-bodied, cocoa, roast. Not a lot going on, big cocoa bitterness. Decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasted malts, moderate malty sweetness, and some lingering chocolate notes. Silky and drinkable. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle at Blippsmas. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of flaked oats, chocolate, coffee and light sweetness/roast. Medium/full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1832) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Sample at the brewpub The stout poured a deep black color with a small tan head and lacing. The aroma of roasted malt and some notes of coffee. This is a balanced stout with roasted malts and hints of coffee and chocolate. Medium body with soft carbonation. The finish was clean with lingering roasted malt flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5546) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, coffee, and lactose. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, lactose, and dark fruit. Very nice Sweet Stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4449) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours brown to black with a small head, aroma of cocoa, coffee and milk, flavor of dark bread, coffee, slightly sour, medium bodied

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Thanks bytemesis. Black with dark tan head. Rich oatmeal aroma, a little ash and roast. Tastes very rich, roasty and robust with cocoa bittersweetness. Full body, medium carbonation, long, cocoa finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5727) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Dark brown coloured body with a very thin tan head that fades super fast. Aroma of alcohol, grapes, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and a hint of spice. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong grape, raisin, pear and light chocolate flavours with a very mild sour note, some yeast flavours and a hint of caramel. Aftertaste shows some light earthy malt with a hint of metal, a lot of grape and raisin flavours and a little chocolate note at the end. Overall, a good sweet stout, on the thin side, but a nice flavoured and relatively light beer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 25-April-2013 for US$2.38 sampled at home in Washington on 20-June-2013.

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