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Black Toad Dark Ale - Black Toad Brewing Co.

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Black Toad Dark AleBlack Toad Dark Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

403 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Toad Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-28-2002)
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-13-2013 02:29:24 | More by gregu2
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-20-2014 20:23:41 | More by Howlader
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-19-2014 23:21:23 | More by LooseMoose1978
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-19-2014 02:28:36 | More by HungarianCount
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-14-2014 14:22:18 | More by DavidHume
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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-14-2014 00:30:55 | More by emergency_beef
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-13-2014 21:42:31 | More by xacidx
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2014 03:12:28 | More by olbubba
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Beric

Illinois

3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Bottle, from the bottle
Served: 29 May 2014

Appearance: Enjoyed this one from the bottle. You can tell this is one dark beer though, since the brown bottle gets lighter as you drink this one.

Smell: Complex notes of gooey caramel, toffee, and molasses.

Taste: Much like the smell, with an especially strong assertion of sweet molasses malt notes. Extremely flavorful for a highly underrated style.

Mouthfeel: Easily one of the weakest aspects of this beer in my opinion. Despite the relatively strong malty flavors, the beer felt somewhat thin on the tongue. The carbonation didn't carry the beer too well.

Overall: A very flavorful beer from Trader Joe's for a good price point. I would recommend this to drinkers who like malty beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 20:50:44 | More by Beric
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-24-2014 01:32:00 | More by ButtomsUp
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KevMo84

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

05-23-2014 06:07:02 | More by KevMo84
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Bluegrass49

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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New Mexico

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jadpsu

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a keep bronw with a tan head that has excellent side glass lace and average head retention.
Aroma: Sweet malts, some roasty malts, mollasses ant nuttiness.
Taste; Follows the aroma , maltiness, roasty breads with the caramel and some cocoa.
Hops are not evident.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation is noticable, creamy.
Good brown or dark ale. Loved the malts.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 20:43:18 | More by jadpsu
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with reddish tinges, pretty clear, head and lacing were pretty good.

Aroma and flavor were not bad, but earthines and nuttiness may have overpowered it a bit. Toasty, a touch of roasty, and caramel malts are there I'm not catching much in the way of hops.

Body is medium and it's pretty darn drinkable. No real complaints, but it's also not going to make front page. It plenty drinkable tho.

Serving type: bottle

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illpass78

Maine

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brown with some red highlights. Head is small and gone fast. Lacing minimal. Attractive beer. More redness noticeable when held to the light.

Aroma: Smells of oak, caramel, toffee and earthiness. Some hop notes are noticeable. Booze is hard to detect.

Taste: Taste follows the nose, but there's also some nuttiness that doesn't show up as much in the smell. Tasty beer. A good companion for sausages on a chilly night. Hop bite is noticeable on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth. A pleasure to drink.

Overall: Very nice brown ale. Would have again.

Serving type: bottle

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Black Toad Dark Ale from Black Toad Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.