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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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3.7
anders37 (26734) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2009
Draft @ Jacks Canery, SF. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Smooth roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a smooth roasted malty licorice finish.

3.9
nickd717 (4707) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 2, 2009
This is a sweet stout in more than one way. Poured black with a small tan head. Coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt one the aroma and flavor. Smooth palate with low carbonation, incredibly drinkable.

3.7
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 2, 2008
Dark brown/black, smooth, creamy, roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, little coffee.

3.3
joergen (28461) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma dominated by caramel with notes of coffee. Roasted flavour of caramel and coffee with notes of hops. Roasted finish.

3.6
caesar (7165) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2008
Tap @ Jacks, SF. Dark color, short head. Aroma of roasted malt, some coffee. Decent creamy stout taste, some coffee and roasted malt again. Quite likeable.

3.5
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle. Black pour with a tiny burnt brown head. Aroma is semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malt and creaminess. Flavor is exactly the same, lightly roasted, mostly sweet throughout.

3.4
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2008
Tasted @ the Jacks Bar in The Cannery in SF.
Black colored brew. Creamy, sweet and roasted malts.

3.6
gunnfryd (14988) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, smoked, fruit, coffee. Flavour is roasted, smoked, fruit, coffee, chocolate. Nice beer.

3.7
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Nice stout. Black pour with a creamy head. Aroma is charred with malt as the predominant feature. Taste and mouthfeel is very creamy. Finishes with a black coffee bite.

3.6
yngwie (17078) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2008
Bottle. It looks just nice in the glass, next to black and withouth sediments, and a tiny head. The aroma is sourish at first, with cocoa, sweetness, chocolate and some roasted malt following. It’s too sour in the mouth, with burnt malt and a little fruityness, and that continues into the finish. A bit thin body, but ok for a 5.5% ABV beer. I looks really nice and smells nice, but the rest of the beer isn’t special. Overall though, it’s a really good one. (080411)


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