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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

395 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 15
Gots: 11 | 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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Reviews by whatthehull:
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whatthehull

California

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tasted June 25th 2011 (from notes)

Poured into a la Chouffe tulip

A - very black, three finger tan head and some lacing

S - coffee, chocolate, toasted everything, malts, sweet molasses, vanilla bean and lots of earth

T - molasses, deep toasted malts, light carmel, coffee, chocolate and a slight hop

M - medium chewy, medium body, low acidity, well balanced and nice complexity

D - tastes great, not to heavy, lots of flavor and goes down like butter

Final thought - $5 a sixer and 5+ABV and tastes great. Not bad at all

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 16:42:13 | More by whatthehull
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olbubba

Florida

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

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Missouri

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

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-21-2014 13:36:20 | More by Bluegrass49
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-18-2014 22:46:50 | More by kevdemers
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California

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-26-2014 20:46:12 | More by evbro
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New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-25-2014 19:02:12 | More by LXIXME
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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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California

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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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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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.

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Serving type: bottle

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4.11/5  rDev +14.8%
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Good tan colored head, dissipates slowly, good lacing. Nice mahogany color.
Good malty smell, not too sweet or bitter.
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Good light mouthfeel.
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Black Toad Dark Ale from Black Toad Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.