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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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4.1
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Irishboy. Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells of malt, rich chocolate and some oats. Tastes malty with nice dark chocolate elements. Some cherry tartness is there as the beer warms up. Finish is coffeeish and slightly bitter with some nice earthy hops revealing themselves at the very end. Great multi-layered sweet stout.

4.1
Reid (2644) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2011
12 oz single from "Lifesource" S.Salem. $1.75
typical near black ( mahogany hint) beer with a lovelly frothy,thick tan head.
Creamy ,oatlike aromas..rolled Scottish oats.,coffee slightly roasted.
Very nice bitter coffee and cocoa nib flavours..again a roastiness that is pleasing.
Great palate to this one the oats add even more substance to an already luxuriant mouthful.
Overall a very nice stout and not too strong. I can see me buying a six pack next time.

4.1
DMLINAZ (358) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pours perfectly - black with a layer of tan foam that lasts. Aroma is stout, coffee, roasted malts, oatmeal, chocolate, very good. Flavor matches. Very drinkable, well balanced. Medium bodied, slightly thin. As it warms the flavor turns to dark fruit, cola.

4
jazz88 (2683) - 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
hopdog (13102) - 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.

4
unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Bottle from IrishBoy. Black in color. Dark milk chocolate brown head. Expresso aroma. Alcohol, coffee, roasted barley flavors. A really great stout.

4
Ibrew2or3 (8860) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Courtesy of Quake1028 again, thanks John. It pours black with light brown mocha head. The aroma is roasty mixed with charred malts, licorice, mild smokiness and hints of malt sweetness. The taste is roasty, chocolate and oatmeal twang to start and becomes increasingly more charred. Midway another pulse of dark chocolate hits before being dragged into oblivion by the burnt malts. Very nice.

3.9
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Very dark, with a thick tannish head.
Aroma - Mixture of fresh and roasted malt.
Flavor - Rich chocolate malt with slight flavors of coffee. Very Good flavor, overall could be a little smoother.

3.9
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 19, 2004
Opaque black color with a medium tan head. Sweet apple, malt, and roasted coffee aroma. Nice sweet malt, apple, roasted coffee and chocolate flavors. Feel is a little thin. Great flavor, though.


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