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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: 67   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8999) - 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 (10498) - 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 (2489) - 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 (908) - 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 (47) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2015
750ml bottle - contained within a nicely packaged box. Poured a deeper amber color with an off white head. Cedar (which came out more and more as it opened up), caramel, citrus, toffee, and some spicy rye. Grew on me as I let it sit and drank more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CloakedDagger (1155) - - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a clear, reddish amber with a small, off-white head. Intense cedar aroma mixing in with some toffee. Doesn’t appear particularly heavy in spite of the 10,1%. But quite some caramel and the cedar is there throughout being very dominant, but I love cedar so... Nice one. 130515

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (1433) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
On tap at Biercab. Dark copper colour with off white head. Malt, toffee, caramle, wood, chocolate aroma. Sweet, toffee, caramel, chocolate, wood taste, bitter and hoppy ending. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
huineman (413) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
Pours dark reddish brown, with rocky tan head. Aroma is high: cedar, camphor, caramel, vanilla, honey. Taste is incredibly bitter, unbalanced and harsh, with an aftertaste in which camphor obliterates everything else. Maybe it’ll improve letting it rest in the bottle for a year or more, now is too aggressive.

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