Black Toad Dark Ale | Black Toad Brewing Co.

Black Toad Dark AleBlack Toad Dark Ale
513 Ratings
Black Toad Dark AleBlack Toad Dark Ale

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

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Photo of fx20736
4/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of artdob
3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of MonkeymooTJ
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
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

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Dave1999
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a red amber colour with a foamy white head.

The smell is dark malts and yeast. Not particularly interesting.

The taste is sweet and malty with a tiny bit of hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is one of the cheap beers from trader joes it's not bad at all for not much more than $1 a bottle. Very malty tastes more like an Oktoberfest than a brown ale.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of barczar
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant deep amber with a fleeting half inch khaki head.

Chocolate and toasted malt begin the aroma, with sweet nutty toffee and light roast adding complexity. There's a hint of floral hop character. Diacetyl becomes more dominant as it warms.

Flavor reveals toasted malt, which gives way to moderate roast at mid palate, finishing fairly dry and just a tad bitter. Notes of chocolate and toasted nuts intermingle with sweet caramel malt. Light fruity esters underlie the flavor profile.

Body is moderate to a touch watery, with moderate carbonation and a bit of astringency.

More chocolate and toast than anticipated. Decidedly sweet, but fairly flavorful. Very malt dominant.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Black Toad Dark Ale from Black Toad Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 513 ratings
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