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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.

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3.1
Cornfield (5569) - 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
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Sweet, caramel and malty nose with toasty chocolate notes. Deep tan head that dissipates quickly. Black black black body. Smooth attack, coffee flavored without all the bitterness. Chocolatey aftertaste with burnt coffee taste. Very clean for a stout, not sticky at all.

3.8
Enniskillen (2060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
A very roasty aroma, with heavy choclate, and the obvious oatmeal. Taste is very nice roasted malts, along with the oatmeal, much like St. Ambroise but didn’t have as much ’zing’ too it. 2nd best Oatmeal Stout I’ve had, very impressive.

3.8
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Nice roasted coffee aroma. Black body with a chocolate head. Flavor was rich roasted coffee as well and it was smooth on the palate. Enjoyable beer.

4.1
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Bottle poured black with a thick fizzy head. Aroma of chocolate,roasty malts and coffee. Flavor is rich chocolate and rasty malt and is very good but could use a bit more alcohol.

3.8
jsquire (4537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2005
This is a very dark beer with hints of light only around the very most edge when held up to the light. Very subdued brown foam for a head. There is a very pleasant nose with hints of dusty grains still in the bag, chocolate and vanilla flavored coffee. Initial sip is much more aggessive than the nose would indicate. There is an almost orange juice sweetness followed quickly by lots of roast coffee and bitter chocolate. The finish in this reminds me of crunching on chocolate covered coffee beans. Very smooth mouthfeel.

3.6
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Dark brown body with slight red tint. Tan creamy head that leaves a dusty covering after a few minutes. Aroma has basic sweet stout character: roasted chocolatey malts with some coffee bitterness in the background. Flavor is pleasant, fairly rich, and nicely balanced. It has some chocolatey roasted malts with coffee bitterness, and sweet raspberry hints.

3.7
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Rich, chocolatey smell and scents of roasted malts. High levels of carbonation when it hits the palate. Taste is rich and malty, with milk chocolate and caramel accents. Slightly thin finish. One of the most chocolatey stouts I’ve had.

3.7
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Huge roasted malt body with burnt and chocalate malt. Huge espresso and mocha palate, slightly lactic. some dark caramel and toffee hints. no hops to speak of. Very roasted dry finish.

3.8
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Very good stout. Lots of burnt malt and coffee flavors in this bad boy. Poured opaque black. Very rich flavors yet still easy to drink. Just my style.


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