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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: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3602) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle. Brown, hazy. Spicy nose. Jeera, muscot and more, boils down to spicy cedary woody. Slight sweet, barley winey malty. Full bodied, long flavour. Cedar woody, well bittered. Warm rye malty, spicy. Real nice ale. The flavour a bit weaker than nose, but real nice still.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (4454) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2015
750ml bottle, thx Jookos. Mahogany color, thin off white head. Really spicy aroma, cinnamon, muscot, wood, plums. Very complex brew. Flavor has spices, wood, salty notes, rye, molasses, caramel, hops and alcohol. Long finish with spices lingering. Can’t point out which spices though. Exquisite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1288) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle to tulip Okay...this is cedar...bold cedar, perhaps some spuce and malt too. Clear amber with a 2 cm thick, creamy off white head. It has low retention and a little lacing. Taste is cedar and a touch of booze (rye) with late bitterness. This is an interesting experiment and I’m happy to drink it, but it’s going to be a regular thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8103) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle - Like opening a nice humidor. Clear dark amber with a rich beige head. Malty sweet and cedar. Have to love cedar or cigars to truly enjoy with a touch of sweet caramel malts. Booze is well in check, dangerously so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9382) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle shared in Parrsboro. It pours clear deep mahogany brown with small white head. The nose is rich, oily, deep wood, stewed orange, dried apricot, toffee, toasty brown sugar and fruit cake. The taste is bitter wood upfront, rather spicy, oily, rich fruit cake, toffee, leather, varnish, brown bread, orange peel, saltiness and cough syrup with some warming alcohol & cedar on the finish. Full body, foamy carbonation and slightly oily mouth-feel. Good sipping beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeinzH (25) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Nautittu Barcelonan Brewdogissa. Kaunis kuparinen väri. Nätti paksu vaahto. Tuoksuu ja maistuu, juu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10701) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle shared at the July MDF tasting. Clear red-amber, large creamy white head, decent retention. Aroma of rye, candied fruits, caramel. The taste is dark fruits, rye, citrus, caramel. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2520) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Clear copper amber pour with thin creamy off white head .... Aroma of black pepper, rye, some oak ..... Taste of cedar, sweet malts, spicy rye, peppery for sure, sweet toffee .... Interesting brew sweet malty and lingering cedar flavor dry and complex

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (929) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
Glass at Monkeys. Pours a clear, ruby/caramel with a glad finger of off white head that sticks nicely. Aroma has great notes of wood, resin, mild pine and citrus, and a touch of bready caramel. Taste is bitter but balanced with great sweetness. Resin, wood, touch of pine, citrus, caramel, and a bit of spicyness. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. A bit resiny in the mouth with a dry, woody finish. Overall really nice. Big woody notes with a well rounded resin, pine, citrus, and caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pistacho (54) - SPAIN - JUN 22, 2015
Gift 0,75 bottle. Caramel aroma, with raisns and strawberry hints in the background.Sweet, some brandy-like beer, the alcohol is a little bit predominant. Fruity flavors, raisins, medicinal notes and a bitter end. Light body and soft carbonation. Complex but it lacks of ballance.

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