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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2005
This is the first time that I can remember being able to pick out a strong aroma of oatmeal in an oatmeal stout. It took me a while to identify it. Black with a slender brown head, it also had caramel and roasted malt in the aroma. Quite smooth, the flavor is roasted malt, caramel, bittersweet chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Dark Eclipse black color. Smallish head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. A lighter bodied Oatmeal Sweet Stout. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee flavors. Smooth and creamy. A little thin tasting for an Oatmeal Stout, but very tasty. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is creamy and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Brennan’s Country Farm Market in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a dark opaque near black brew with a thin light tan head that has some good retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malt, sine dark chocolate and coffee character with a touch of licorice and molasses. Taste is full bodied, semi-sweet with little carbonation along with flavors of roasted dark malt, a touch of flowery hops, oatmeal and some dark pitted fruits. Finish is semi-sweet at first and then a dry roasted dark malt aftertaste that sticks around after the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Black, not opaque. Aroma of dark chocolate and some roastiness. Bittersweet roasty flavor with some dark chocolate and a drier finish, a bit coffee-ish. Medium-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2002
Alot of roasted barley flavor and nose. Not as smooth as one would like a beer in this style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (4902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Really black, not much head. Big aromas of chocolate, coffee, and then big flavors of dark chocolate, black coffee, and then a kind of a fruity, cherry-like flavor. There are really no subtle flavors here, everything is up front and vying for your attention. Really tasty stuff. Sampled at Noogfest2.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (4710) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2008
Tap @ Jacks, SF. Dark color, short head. Aroma of roasted malt, some coffee. Decent creamy stout taste, some coffee and roasted malt again. Quite likeable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4684) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a small fizzy light brown head that ran to a thin ring. The nose is very roasty and thick with some oats and a touch of butterscotch. Smells fairly sweet. The flavor is thick, sweet, and roasty with a lingering sweetness. A little earthy yeast and just a touch of butter on the finish, not much, but it is there. Mouthfeel is fairly thick, a little oily in texture, with soft minimal carbonation. Overall, not the best, but it was drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4486) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 3, 2005
12 oz bottle, from Brennan’s in Brookfield, WI. Midnight black, absolutely opaque, slightly oily/tarry, with small but lasting dark tan head...aroma is mostly dark chocolate, hints of anise and tobacco...on the tongue, rich deep bitter chocolate is the predominant characteristic, hints of bittersweet coffee and malted milk, slightly vinous nature, moderately full body...a quality stout, somewhat lacking in original character, but solid drinking.


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