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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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3.5
Ratman197 (14668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Bottle poured an opaque black with reddish highlights and lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Palate was light bodied and thin. Flavors of coffee, a bit of roastiness and some chocolate notes with a forgetable lightly roasty finish.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2006
(Noogfest2) Black body with tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, light roast. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, light roast. Smooth medium body with light effevescence.

3.6
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, and anise. Flavor of coffee, cocoa, oatmeal, caramel, and roasted malt.

4
hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a dark, dark black with an averaged sized dark tan head. Nice looking. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and light oatmeal. Tastes of roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, and light coffee. Tastes were a little on the thin side (I guess I expected more after the aroma). Creamy and somewhat lively body.

3.3
madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Brownish dense head. Chocolate, light sweetness and coffee in the aroma. Flavour is a bit bland. Coffee, chocolate, sweetness, light fruity notes. A bit thin bodied. Dry. Cocoa and sweetness in the end.

3.3
hopscotch (11043) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 Bottle... Co-rated with my four-year-old nephew... Ok, ok, he only contributed to the comments regarding appearance and aroma... Pours black with a small, creamy, well-tanned head and minimal lacework (my nephew believes the head is white. Ok, so colors are not one of his stronger points). Smells like a bear... so my nephew says. I doubt he’s ever smelled a bear. The nose is actually of milk chocolate, vanilla and buttermilk. The flavor is thin and watery, but has some nice milk chocolate notes. Light-bodied and softly carbonated. Short, watery finish. Tastes great; smells great, but not a lot of body.

3.4
j12601 (10894) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle at Blippsmas! Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big roast and a hint of cocoa on the nose. Chocolate, cocoa, roast. A bit on the thin side of medium-bodied, cocoa, roast. Not a lot going on, big cocoa bitterness. Decent enough.

3.2
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Oatmeal Stout
Date: 08/16/1998
Source: Brewfest, San Jose

black, whispy tan head, roasted malt aroma with hints of coffee, rich malt flavor with lots of roasted character and a good doses of oatmeal flavor with a touch of oilyness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Score: **+/4
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3.8
DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Pours jet black with 1-finger tan head. Aroma is liquid raisins dipped in dark chocolate and molasses. Tastes rather sweet, with the malt mixed with raisin, plum, cinnamon, brown sugar, tobacco, mild maple syrup, and prunes, even some blackberry notes. Rich complex palate that gets a tad tart late, but retains a complex flavor and aroma profile. I didn;t expect this one to be so good.

3.6
bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Draft. Black beer with a dark beige head. Seet malt aroma with oatmeal and some roastiness. Malty, chocolate flavor with a bit of roastiness. Nice.


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