El Toro Black Raspberry Ale | El Toro Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
El Toro Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by weeare138 on 05-18-2007

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Photo of weeare138
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a dark brown with a purple toned brown hue. A fluffy, light tan head that sticks around for the entire duration. Tons of scattered lacing is left around the glass.
hearty CO2 streams quickly rise to the top. It almost looks like natural CO2 bubbles from keg conditioning.
Smell is of black raspberry jam with light chocolate syrup, and honey notes coming through. Yum! I'm not a huge fruit beer fan but this is really nice.
Taste is much of the mentioned aromas with highlights of raspberry syrup, freshly cracked, caramelized grain, along with cocoa notes breaking through. Not quite as enticing as the aromas but awfully tasty.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with sweetness up front and raw cocoa bitterness jumping out. Perhaps a smidge of astringency and tartness found in the mix too.

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Photo of Lothore
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a light golden hue with a large, white, 2 finger head.

S- LOTS of raspberry with slight wheaty notes.

T- Much more balanced than their Raspberry wheat. Starts off with large raspberry notes which are balanced by caramel and roasted malt notes and finishes with a nice hop bitterness.

M- Medium body and carbonation.

D- El Toro seems to have a lot of fruit beer and for my money this is by far their best.

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El Toro Black Raspberry Ale from El Toro Brewing Co.
4.04 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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