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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Pitch black, showing no light. Thick tan head that diminishes fairly quickly. Nice roasty nose. Medium/light body with lively carbonation and a fairly creamy mouthfeel.Nice chocolate notes in the finish along with some bitterness. Plenty of roasted malt coming across the front with just the right amount of sweetness. Big thanks to beerguy101 for this beauty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2005
THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT AN OATMEAL THAT FREAKS ME OUT...but it wasn’t have bad...not as good as everyone say but not so bad. It reminded me of bakers chocolate with a moalty nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Got this one from IrishBoy. Thank you. Pours almost black with giant tan head. A beautiful pour. Looks like a dessert. Aroma & flavor is of dark chocolate and mild nutty coffee with a light smoked finish. Very very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle into tulip glass, sometime in 2004. Musty oatmeal smell, dusty, cold butter, and toast. Black in the glass with a brown frothy head, no retention. Sweet, but not too much so. Vaguely minty. Roast and oatmeal blend together perfectly in the middle. Dry bite with a bit of bitter in the finish, which was nicely long and complex. Overall, maybe the best (i.e., most enjoyable) oatmeal stout I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quake1028 (636) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
12oz bottle courtesy of IrishBoy. Thanks Richard. Very dark brown pour, bordering on black, brown edges and foam. Quickly diminishing head, leaves some bubbles but not many. No lacing to speak of. Nose of milk and dark chocolate, chocolate covered espresso, smoke, coffee grounds, creamer and dark fruits. Taste of stale coffee, oatmeal, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and creamer. Very creamy, round palate with heavy astringency. Medium bodied, bordering on being too thin. Finish is lengthy and roasty, with tons of chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Syzzer (633) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 24, 2006
On tap @ Stonehouse in Nevada City. Dark as night with a brown head and lots of robust coffee roasted chocolate delicious flavors going on. A very nice example of how an oatmeal stout should be. A very welcome surprise to the evening and highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton23 (619) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3rd Annual Woodshop Tasting, 3/1/08. Thanks Chris! I went to El Toro High School...sweet. A fairly bland, disappointment of a brew. Held no real malt complexity or depth and the flavor showed through some strange sour vegetable notes on top of its normal stouty flavors...eh. At least the name kicks ass

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Bit of this and that, very faint dark fruit note incliding prune or plum. Creamy like a decent outmeal. Roasty and burnt. Did not come together for me.

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