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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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514 Ratings
Black Toad Dark AleBlack Toad Dark Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Toad Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 08-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,314
Reviews:
262
Ratings:
514
pDev:
14.4%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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22
Gots:
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Photo of tucson_brewson
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle from Trader Joe's, poured into a pint glass.

L - Pours a dark reddish brown with about a finger of off white head. Leaves a thicker lacing and sticks to the glass nicely throughout.

S - Dark fruit, burnt sugar, caramel, roasted malt, definitely more caramel sweetness above all.

T - Bitter dark chocolate, cherry, grape, and bready malt with nutty earthiness quality. No hop presence. A sweeter finish than most other dark beers I've drank.

F - Creamy and smooth, medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty balanced mouthfeel.

O - Another decent ale from the JosephsBrau folks. It's very sippable and something for those who like their darker ales more sweet than bitter. Nothing spectacular but I might pick it up again if I'm in the mood for a dark beer and at Trader Joe's.

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Photo of rorjets
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pens1967
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of G_Shoe
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sneakymagician
4.65/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It has a chocolatey taste, with a roasted finish. The finish becomes more bread-like, as the beer sits. It's sweet, but not overly so. I was pleasantly surprised. It's hard to beat the price for this quality. I may have found a new session beer.

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3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stout_beast
4.04/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Gets better half way through!

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3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.52/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

While writing this, I'm wearing me heavy metal Toad ring!

Nice smoke from the bottle. One finger head, vanishing fast. A ruby brew, when held to the light, otherwise dark brown.

Smells primarily of roasted malt.

Initially watery, nutty hops, roasted malt. Half way through, as it warms a tad (pole), the refined flavors will unfold in ways one will either love or hate (or loves to hate!)

A subtle brew, a mellow sipper, perfect for cool, damp days, almost on par, I suppose, with Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale.
Goes well with "Crunchy Frog" (beloved reference from Monty Python's Flying Circus!)

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3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wildbill0351
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle is 4 years old. Got forgotten at the back of the beer fridge. Tastes like burnt sugar, dark fruits, and smooth maltiness. No hop aroma at all.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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2.13/5  rDev -41%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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4.94/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.04/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Black Toad Dark Ale from Black Toad Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 514 ratings
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