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RATINGS: 154   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (9903) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, smoked, fruit, coffee. Flavour is roasted, smoked, fruit, coffee, chocolate. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (9650) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9158) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9034) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8531) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8521) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7500) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Dark brown/black color with a thin fizzy tan head. Aroma of sweet oats and a touch of roasted malt. Body is lightly sweet and rich with a strong hoppy bitterness. Finishes bitter and chalky with some coffee tones. This could use a touch more sweetness and some balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7005) - 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!


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