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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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Nachos4two

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-25-2013 23:40:11 | More by Nachos4two
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-18-2013 12:56:18 | More by MN_Beerticker
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BRD14

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-16-2013 03:29:56 | More by BRD14
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Ted

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-11-2013 23:15:02 | More by Ted
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samturner

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

04-07-2013 13:28:04 | More by samturner
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-07-2013 05:42:50 | More by WDJersey
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NoetheMatt

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -44.1%

04-05-2013 14:12:09 | More by NoetheMatt
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TheMarkE

California

3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark brown, like a cup of coffee. Moderate foam dissipates quickly. Not much lacing.

Smell: Roasted malts.

Taste: Malty. I can taste chocolate, raisins and other dark fruit, toffee, and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a slight hop aftertaste.

The Verdict: Good. Rich and malty, this is one of the better beers from Trader Joe’s Josephsbrau label.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 02:54:48 | More by TheMarkE
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clemtig76

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-04-2013 17:02:05 | More by clemtig76
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Cdax

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-01-2013 23:44:32 | More by Cdax
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DMB

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-31-2013 02:25:33 | More by DMB
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Ruby red with sparse large bubbles. Good tan foam. No lacing.

Smell: Mineral water and a hint of coffee. Very weak, but not unpleasant.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Mostly toffee. Seltzer water flavor/finish. The feel is definitely very good, but the flavor is just alright. Refreshing for an English brown.

Overall Drinkability: Not great initially, but this is actually a very good session. Nothing outstanding, but the feel makes it enticing.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 01:12:41 | More by tjsdomer2
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Found cheap at Trader Joe's. I think it was only $1.00!

Needless to say, I wasn't expecting much.

A - The head is not impressive, with big bubbles, not much retention, and not frothy or foamy, did not positively add to the taste or mouthfeel. The color is a nice shining brown though.

S - Some sweetness and some hops, I didnt linger here too long because I wasnt expecting much and didnt pick up much initially.

T - Much Better than Expected! you can tell the hop bitterness is strong but they are subdued very well by a equally strong, almost caramel sweetness from the malts. Called a English Brown but reminds me more of a Scottish Ale.

Mouthfeel - nothing too special here, but pleasurable nonetheless. Definitely smooth.

Surprisingly good taste considering the price, head appearance, and smell! A nice regular house beer to have if you are on a budget, or plan on drinking quite a few in one night.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 23:24:58 | More by TastyAdventure
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Zanico

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-30-2013 01:19:39 | More by Zanico
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truesolution

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-25-2013 02:47:05 | More by truesolution
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fx20736

New York

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought at Trader Joe's in Pittsford on 3/23/13. Price $ 1.09.

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a large glass tumbler, served at room temp.

appearance: very, very dark amber supports a thin tan head. spotty lacing.

aroma: some lightly toasted chocolate malt.

mouthfeel: decent, pretty good actually.

taste: a nutty, brown bread with just a hint of cocoa.

notes: It's not Goose Island Nut Brown Ale but it is easy drinking and for the price, a good value. Would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 08:05:50 | More by fx20736
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menacho1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-16-2013 05:05:46 | More by menacho1
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Duvel

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-09-2013 15:38:06 | More by Duvel
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artdob

California

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark ruby red to brown color, like a well steeped Lipton tea.

Nose has a classic roasty malt aroma.

Taste - a watered sweetness, roastiness, mild bitterness. Dare I say some strongly brewed tea tones as well.

Not knocking my socks off. This one is in the ok zone.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 05:02:03 | More by artdob
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MonkeymooTJ

California

3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A beautiful brown with spectacular red/amber highlights reminiscent of a late night sunset. Poured a two finger light tan head with considerable lacing clinging to the side of the pint glass. Hidden inside the amber notes float a moderate amount of bubbles. Aroma screams of nutty goodness. Hints of chocolate and raisins are also present. No hops make an appearance. Flavor is malt dominated with a complexity of bitter chocolate, toffee, dark fruits and toasted nuts. A sweet caramel tone lingers along with a very slight butterscotch flavor. There is also a slight roasted bitterness and just a touch of herbal hops. Carbonation leans toward the low side. Combine this with the residual sweetness and it makes for a medium mouthfeel. Overall a very good beer. I really enjoyed the combination of flavors

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 02:13:28 | More by MonkeymooTJ
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matjack85

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

02-11-2013 22:41:42 | More by matjack85
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zzurn


2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

02-08-2013 07:32:34 | More by zzurn
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goodylil2shoes

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

01-24-2013 19:49:48 | More by goodylil2shoes
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Kyroqz

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

01-16-2013 05:09:25 | More by Kyroqz
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ranger7

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-13-2013 03:52:41 | More by ranger7
Black Toad Dark Ale from Black Toad Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.