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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Full bodied black stout with dark grain aroma and flavor with full body of light coffee and chocolate. Good stout, on the drier side. Somewhere in between Estes Park and Bells.

3.6
BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Sweet light fruits on the nose with a marked coffee roastiness and mild vanilla essence. Sweet and creamy, milky on the palate. Sweet fruitiness that quickly gives way to the nutty dry roasted bitterness. Has a mild touch of white russian in the aftertaste.

3.7
beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Dark Eclipse black color. Smallish head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. A lighter bodied Oatmeal Sweet Stout. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee flavors. Smooth and creamy. A little thin tasting for an Oatmeal Stout, but very tasty. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is creamy and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.5
sarie99 (50) - San Francisco, Alabama, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Smooth with a good balance of roast and chocolate notes. Dark color, medium head. Served slightly too cold.

3.8
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2004 High lasting head, nearly opaque black, brown highlights. Roast, slightly fruity aromas, a lot of sweet roast flavors. Standard oatmeal oiliness. Pretty good.

3.6
stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Black with medium head. Smooth, slightly chocolatey and roasty. Clean finish. Great representation of the style. Sampled at the brewery.

3.3
Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2002
Black with a thick brown head.Roasted chocolate nose.Roasted espresso and chocolate flavor.Had this a while ago, I'll have to find more and re rate.

4
jazz88 (2699) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Bottle. Black color with a diminished brown head. A wonderful sweet chocolate and roast aroma. The flavor is initially sweet and light, moves to coffee roast, and finishes with chocolate.

4.5
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 22, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2007 My first Oatmeal Stout, and impressed I am. Dark chocolate aroma with the taste of strong black coffee. Very viscous creamy mouthfeel with a tiny hop-bite aftertaste after the chocolate/coffee taste subsides. Worht buying more of for sure... Thx User_Ex.

4.6
TAR (2787) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2002
Black as an Oatmeal stout can be. Beautiful brown Imperial-like foam with well retained teeny bubbles. Huge roasty nose. Underlying coffee, chocolatae chip dough, and prunes. Hops are featured in the forefront here before very refined flavors of roasted coffee, oats, and licorice-like twang. Perfect palate with light creaminess, moderate carbonation, and roasty texture. Finishes with strong afternotes of coffee and chocolate truffles that linger until the next sip. The best Oatmeal Stout I have tried that was produced in the states. Thanks, user_ex!


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