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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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412 Ratings

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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of jadpsu
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.

jadpsu, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of irthesteve
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

irthesteve, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of bismarksays
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

bismarksays, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
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.

AlCaponeJunior, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of illpass78
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.

illpass78, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of MDM
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

MDM, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -16.2%

VaporDome, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of rev_jimmy
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

rev_jimmy, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of lou50rp
4.11/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good tan colored head, dissipates slowly, good lacing. Nice mahogany color.
Good malty smell, not too sweet or bitter.
Good malty taste with a bit of sweet and touch of bitter at the end. A good taste. Doesn't linger.
Good light mouthfeel.
A good brew for the cold months, but also would work on warm day, if chilled. and the price can't be beat.

lou50rp, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of BYOFB
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

BYOFB, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

22Blue, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of Gio
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Gio, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of tpauer
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

tpauer, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of bleeps
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

bleeps, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of FitnessForBeer
2/5  rDev -44.1%

FitnessForBeer, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of a0lbudman
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

a0lbudman, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of habaceeba
4/5  rDev +11.7%

habaceeba, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of welldigger888
2.74/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a nice dark ruby hue with tan head and good lacing down glass

aroma of roast malt and stale hops

the roast malt are nice yet the stale hops prevale

nice full mouthfeel that is cursed by the hop staleness

well I will not seek this out, thankful for the bring over but that is all

welldigger888, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of the_alec
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

the_alec, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 355 ml bottle dated 07/20/14-13:47. Sampled on March 9, 2014.

It is a very nice looking beer with a dark brown to practically black color and a long lasting cream colored head.

While the aroma brings out some roasted dark malt and nutty characters I tend to get this sort of soapiness like I'm taking a shower. Little to no hope note.

The body is about medium but it is very smooth and creamy.

The taste is generally on the sweet and malty side but it does not go overboard. Nuts, malts, and the most modest of a hop finale. It is easy to drink but it is nothing out of the ordinary for the style.

puboflyons, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of DantheMan75
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DantheMan75, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of sicilian
4/5  rDev +11.7%

sicilian, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of theteleman
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass from a bottle purchased at Trader Joes in Carmel Mountain CA. Amberish dark brown in appearance with a big fluffy head that retains excellent lacing as you sip on the brew. Smells like toffee, caramel, pretty swet scent on the nose. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky the nose is deceptive, was expecting a sweeter taste, but this is very balanced, earthy and malty in taste. First time trying anything from Black Toad Brewing, this was a pleasent brew.

theteleman, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

paulish, Feb 06, 2014
Black Toad Dark Ale from Black Toad Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.