Black Toad Dark Ale - Black Toad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

427 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 16
Gots: 17 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Beric
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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.

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Black Toad Dark Ale from Black Toad Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.