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We begin with a custom mixture of dark and roasted barley malts, then we add the choicest hops. The resulting ale has a dark chestnut color and a deep nutty flavor. Brewed specially for Trader Joe’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Miked1687 (606) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle to glass. Dark mahogany body with a strange dark khaki head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, sweet nuttiness. Taste is coffee, a bit watery. Nutty. A bit syrupy sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Dark pour. Head retention is pretty nice. Good lacing. Deep roast aroma. Caramel dominates the taste. Some roast & toffee in there too. Medium mouth. Reminds of cookies and waffles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredis23 (480) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Dark Brown, Good Head, Lots Of Lacing. Faint Toasted Scent. Rather High Carbonation, Thin Body. Sweet Malt, Light Chocolate, Molasses, Modest Toasted Bitter Aftertaste. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s Portsmouth, NH. Dark brown color. Aroma is a pleasant mix chocolate malt and toffee. Body and flavor is on the thin side. Yet no problems at all. Taste is mild chocolate, hints of nuts and sugar. Well… overall if you what cheap beer that is not harsh, this is ok. This will not get anyone excited but for sure drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4163) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Pours mahogany into a Sam glass. Tan head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet stale chocolate aromas. Dry with dusty cocoa, sour nuts and caramel front to back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1099) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Black Toad Ale has a medium, cream-colored head, a dark brown (ruby, under direct light) appearance, and some splotchy bits of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of medium-roasted barley and brown bread crust, and the taste is the same, with some underlying caramel and mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Black Toad Ale finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and quite drinkable. Overall, this is a very good, sweet ale. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (781) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Dark aromas of smoked malts, nuts and grains. Very deep brown color with no foam at all. Well balanced flavors of cocoa, toffee, nuts and molasses. Very smooth and medium bodied with nutty overtones. Overall, a well done brew indeed. Nice balance and high drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (809) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2013
12oz bottle from Trader Joe’s. Dark brown color, clear. Small head, fades down to nothing. Malty-sweet medium aroma. Burned malt taste, somewhat dry, lots of linger. Good value for a buck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gregwilsonstl (941) - Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Dark brown. Sweet and roasted caramel. No head. Slight nut. Crisp like a lager. Medium to light body. Quite drinkable. Thanks Seymour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1223) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2013
Pours a light brownish amber color with a small dissipating head. Nose is malty with slight hints of espresso. Taste is sweet with predominance of roasted malt. Finish is sweet as well with lingering malt. Drinkable, but have had better brown ales. Quaff Score 6 / 10

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