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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10612) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2006
(Noogfest2) Black body with tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, light roast. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, light roast. Smooth medium body with light effevescence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11369) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Black pour, thin and quickly fading tan head. Aroma is vanilla, moderate roasted malt, s’mores, oatmeal and touches of cinnamon and earthy spice. Alcohol is medium-light. Flavor is signifigantly roasty and mmoderately to near heavily sweet. Bitterness from roasted malt is substantial and caramel and chocolate progress to the foreground initially. A tingly acidity lurks in the distance and pounces to deftly counter some of the sweetness, providing more balance in the taste than in the aroma. The finish is chocolatey, dry and showcases ample backing hops. Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and light-medium to medium bodied. This beer is very well made and somewhat easy to drink. Perhaps a touch too sweet up front, which all too quickly recedes to reveal a trouncing dryness that makes the grains seem burned. It’s almost like a smokescreen near the finale, without the desired end result of pleasant flavor enhancement. This beer is a must-try on draft, this sample was from a bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DenverLogan (1098) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Dark brown; minimal copper head. Strange funky aroma and flavor with minimal malts, sourness, and funky times on this mofo...huh...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma dominated by caramel with notes of coffee. Roasted flavour of caramel and coffee with notes of hops. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4134) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1820) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (1164) - 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 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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