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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Oatmeal Stout
Date: 08/16/1998
Source: Brewfest, San Jose

black, whispy tan head, roasted malt aroma with hints of coffee, rich malt flavor with lots of roasted character and a good doses of oatmeal flavor with a touch of oilyness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Score: **+/4
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10524) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Brownish dense head. Chocolate, light sweetness and coffee in the aroma. Flavour is a bit bland. Coffee, chocolate, sweetness, light fruity notes. A bit thin bodied. Dry. Cocoa and sweetness in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10336) - 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 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9737) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 Bottle... Co-rated with my four-year-old nephew... Ok, ok, he only contributed to the comments regarding appearance and aroma... Pours black with a small, creamy, well-tanned head and minimal lacework (my nephew believes the head is white. Ok, so colors are not one of his stronger points). Smells like a bear... so my nephew says. I doubt he’s ever smelled a bear. The nose is actually of milk chocolate, vanilla and buttermilk. The flavor is thin and watery, but has some nice milk chocolate notes. Light-bodied and softly carbonated. Short, watery finish. Tastes great; smells great, but not a lot of body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a dark, dark black with an averaged sized dark tan head. Nice looking. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and light oatmeal. Tastes of roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, and light coffee. Tastes were a little on the thin side (I guess I expected more after the aroma). Creamy and somewhat lively body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008 Roast aroma. Beige head. Black smooth on the palate fruity and hoppy with a dry lasting burnt roast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9077) - , 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8103) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Pours jet black with 1-finger tan head. Aroma is liquid raisins dipped in dark chocolate and molasses. Tastes rather sweet, with the malt mixed with raisin, plum, cinnamon, brown sugar, tobacco, mild maple syrup, and prunes, even some blackberry notes. Rich complex palate that gets a tad tart late, but retains a complex flavor and aroma profile. I didn;t expect this one to be so good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7204) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle, Brew 1372. Poured medium-viscosity deep brown with a yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up very sweet toasted cocoa, molasses, and vanilla with some oat backing.. a little char to darken it up.. very nice presentation. The flavor found rolled oats, molasses, and black patent maltage with lots of vanilla and come coffee bitterness around the edges.. toasty, sweet, and tasty. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate, despite the hefty sweetness present.. not quite as smooth a feel as I wanted, but mighty enjoyable aside from that!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7169) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Courtesy of Quake1028 again, thanks John. It pours black with light brown mocha head. The aroma is roasty mixed with charred malts, licorice, mild smokiness and hints of malt sweetness. The taste is roasty, chocolate and oatmeal twang to start and becomes increasingly more charred. Midway another pulse of dark chocolate hits before being dragged into oblivion by the burnt malts. Very nice.

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