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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.


3.1
anstei (2246) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear amber. Aroma is toothpaste, low malts. Body is medium, very sweet and lactic, not very balanced. Okay.

3.3
BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Tap at St Johns B&G in Santa Clara. Black with tan head. Cocoa nose. Creamy with hit of burnt roast, but mild. Easy to drink.

3.5
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
bottle from bytemesis, the flaked oats are a huge part of this beer, the cocoa is starting to become acidic almost, so drink up if you got it. definitely drinkable and easy thin body for 5.5%

3.4
j12601 (11671) - 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.

3.6
blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasted malts, moderate malty sweetness, and some lingering chocolate notes. Silky and drinkable. Not bad.

3.7
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle at Blippsmas. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of flaked oats, chocolate, coffee and light sweetness/roast. Medium/full bodied.

3.3
Foxbush (2028) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Sample at the brewpub The stout poured a deep black color with a small tan head and lacing. The aroma of roasted malt and some notes of coffee. This is a balanced stout with roasted malts and hints of coffee and chocolate. Medium body with soft carbonation. The finish was clean with lingering roasted malt flavor.

3.8
RobertDale (6471) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, coffee, and lactose. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, lactose, and dark fruit. Very nice Sweet Stout!

3.3
zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours brown to black with a small head, aroma of cocoa, coffee and milk, flavor of dark bread, coffee, slightly sour, medium bodied

3.9
kerenmk (4751) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Thanks bytemesis. Black with dark tan head. Rich oatmeal aroma, a little ash and roast. Tastes very rich, roasty and robust with cocoa bittersweetness. Full body, medium carbonation, long, cocoa finish.


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