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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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416 Ratings

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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 15 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DantheMan75, Mar 09, 2014
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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
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2/5  rDev -44.1%

Janeinma, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

nofunyons, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

tdm168, Feb 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

thedifferencemaker, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

tbryan5, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

ScubaSteve00, Jan 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Achilles811, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

hbchrisg, Jan 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Aisha, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of jawlessbody
4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a monic pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep, thick brown with an initially large amount of carbonation that makes it's way into a dense 2.5 finger mocha colored head that sadly dissipates quick quickly and leaves little to no lacing.

Smell: Presents sweet, chocolatey malt on the nose with a deep body of roasted coffee and fresh espresso. I also detected hints of nuttiness, bits of brown sugar and toffee, with subtle notes of dried, dark fruits.

Taste: I definitely got the chocolate malt flavors right off the first sip, but those quickly subdued into darker toffee flavors that then morphed into a taste of dates and raisins. All the while there is a lingering, ever-present body of toasted bread an coffee that have just a but of hazelnut/almond flavor to set everything off.

Mouthfeel: This was the most disappointing part of the beer. The head looked dense, but wasn't as creamy as I expected it to be. The body of the beer morphed from thin with lots of carbonation off of the initial pour, into a thicker (but still not creamy) very smooth liquid with little to no carbonation.

Overall: I am very impressed by this beer. Everything about it is incredibly complex, especially for a brown ale. In all honesty, it tastes more like a light bodied stout than a brown to me. I will definitely be drinking more of this in the future. A lot more.

jawlessbody, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

kwjd, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

MMoncrief, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

SocalKicks, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Cubatobaco, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

warpedrevolution, Nov 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

TEdubbaD, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

KevinGordon, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

gregu2, Nov 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Allurex, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

chadski, Nov 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

TaylorK, Oct 27, 2013
Black Toad Dark Ale from Black Toad Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.