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Flying Monkeys The Matador Version 2.0 El Toro Bravo

Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: Specialty Grain
Barrie, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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El Toro Bravo is a 10.1% imperial strength Dark Rye Ale aged on a bed of Spanish Cedar. Peppery brown with dark, oxblood lights, this stout-hearted ale breeds sweet, toffee malts & crisp, drying rye with the wood and spicy notes of the cedar. El Toro Bravo can be enjoyed fresh or cellared for up to 2 years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
[6817-20140926] 750mL bottle. Floral herbal fruit malt aroma has a touch of plastic whisky. Clear, bright amber brown body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Sweet maple-infused herbal grains flavour. Medium body is a little sweet. Good. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(c/o GregClow)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheKeywork (24) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Nice dark colour you'd expect in a rye. Orange head that sticks around. You get a good whiff of cedar off this one. Dry and peppery finish. A winter warmer for sure.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
fluffy (1802) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2014
if you love drinking black pepper, than this is for you. ill pass on this one next time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bwu (2) - - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
Love the spice and warm finish. Overall a complex taste, one of my favourites from Flying Monkeys. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (570) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Pours a dark amber with a light white foam head. Aroma is cedar, rye, and caramel, with the cedar dominating. Flavor is similar, with the rye coming out a little more. Has a full body feel. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014

Bottle 750ml. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Flying Monkeys The Matador Version 2.0 El Toro Bravo ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, cedar wood, wood, rye notes, moderate to heavy hoppy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, wood, dry, cedar, hoppy, fruity hops, caramel - fudge, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140912]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6286) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
[Bottle (750ml) shared with GregClow, Radek, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o GregClow] Pours a deep amber with a small semi-lasting frothy white head and minimal lacing. Sweet, lightly sugary aroma along with spicy wood and rye malt. Flavour is malty and fruity along with wood and rye malt. Boozy bitter finish. Medium bodied. Better then I expected but I didnít love it, itís too boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2792) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber beer with a thin off white head on top. Aroma has loads of wood, cedar influences and some caramel, grainy touches as well. Very full on the aroma, nice and deep. Flavor is medium sweet, has some massive wood going on, giving me a woody, light bitter aftertaste. Quite an ok beer, nice new brewery to discover.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
2014-09-26. Crisp dark mahogany body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma is sweet sugary and boozy, light wood, hints at maple. Flavour is similar, sweet sugary main, modest alcohol throughout lingers. Some bitterness in the finish. Rye and cedar are subtle up front but seem stronger after someone comments on it, perhaps Iím just focusing on it more . Smooth medium to full bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ A bit heavy but surprisingly decent. I like the sugary notes. Much better than I remember the previous Matador being. Bottle shared by GregClow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJvd (923) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2014
Small sample from botte at Camping Ratebeer í14. Pours hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has lots of cedar wood, cigar boxes, some resin. Taste also has lots of cedar woods and some maltiness with a slightly dry finish. Medium body and carbo.

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