The Tom Green Beer - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -4.9%
Bottle: Poured a black color ale with a large foamy head with medium retention and light lacing. Aroma of light lactose and dry roasted malt is pleasant enough. Taste is also a good mix between some lactose notes with some light dry roasted malt with subtle black chocolate notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nothing to write home about but still better than your average offering from Beau’s.
02-18-2014 03:32:22 | More by Phyl21ca
4.03/5 rDev +9.5%
600ml bottle purchased as a single from the LCBO booth at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" tan head over the clear root beer brown brew. Frothy head fizzes away slowly, with slow-falling coating lace. Aroma is moderate sweet coffee.
Taste is dark sweetness to start, a bit of lactic tart in the middle, and coasts to the close with lightly bitter/acrid coffee character. Mouthfeel is silky smooth, and drinkability is very good. Liking this one.
01-10-2014 00:49:41 | More by ppoitras
3.68/5 rDev 0%
I never cared much for Tom Green's humour; like most people I found him a little too bizarre and immature. The beer that bares his name, however, definitely looks like the kind of thing that's up my alley: opaque except directly into the light, this Milk Stout is the colour of ruddy cocoa powder and has a head that inflates off the pour like a hot air balloon.
The aroma is part roast, chocolate, french vanilla, and coffee and cream. People at the brewery take note: an added pinch of cinnamon and/or nutmeg would make for a great spiced Christmas offering. This is also the kind of smoky, malty profile that could stand up to a few hot peppers to create a mole- or Mexican hot chocolate-like beer (see: Channel Ocho).
Each sip mixes in the mouth marshmallow, nuts, coffee, and milk chocolate. Its mocha and rocky-road flavour profile is not hard to enjoy, especially if you're in the mood for dessert. That being said, while the lactic tang may help emulate ice cream, there's nowhere the degree of sweetness (a good thing) or malty depth to compete with the likes of Häagen-Dazs (a bad thing).
The caramel and milk chocolatey notes come up against an astringent smoky element in the mouthfeel; it's like the tongue's been used to clean the barbecue grills. Semblances to french vanilla ice cream notwithstanding, the aftertaste is ashy. And despite a latte-like sweetness this 'charred' quality leaves a taste a little too close to stale coffee breath for my liking.
Mediocre Canadian breweries teaming up with washed-up Canadian performers has turned out a couple good stouts, though this one doesn't come close to comparing with Flying Monkeys' Barenaked Ladies collaboration. Also, let's be honest, this isn't anything Beau's couldn't have come up with on their own (what exactly did Tom Green do?). It's on exactly the same 'good - not great' level as most of their other offerings and likewise doesn't warrant any special attention.
04-12-2014 20:53:39 | More by biegaman
3.39/5 rDev -7.9%
Bottle from the LCBO for $5 or so
Appearance - Dark brown colour with a small size frothy of white head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is no lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains
Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and faint coffee. There is also a graininess and a touch of smoke.
Overall - More of just a regular stout than a milk stout feel wise. It has an okay taste but is pretty boring and unremarkable.
05-03-2014 23:31:06 | More by spinrsx
3.85/5 rDev +4.6%
Tom Green Milk Stout.
600mL bottle with freshness date. Leaves a nice rim of lacing around the glass, colour is a blackish brown with a bit of lightness to it.
S – coffee-lightly roasted, chocolate, sappy herbalness, also dark fruits, figs, tobacco, hot cocoa, with a hint of licorice and peppermint. Milk chocolatey sweetness with also a ton of earthy character and some hop bitterness. 4
T – sweet start, cocoa, light coffee notes, smooth creaminess, mocha, raspberry, a bit of an earthy leathery aspect, end is full and lightly drying, hot chocolate aftertaste. Some mild lemon notes, altogether well balanced but I was expecting a more interesting flavor combination.
M – light start leading to a moderate body, with a creamy feel, light carbonation, clean on the palate and refreshing, leaves a bit of a full dry linger which is good. A great session stout, with some hints of mocha and cocoa.
A well rounded milk stout, creamy but maintains enough bitterness to make it a sessionable and rather tasty stout. I would have preferred more follow through with some rich flavors and textures, but the smooth balanced sweetness of this has merits as well. Not a blockbuster, but would make a good introduction to this style. Enjoyable milk stout.
01-18-2014 04:16:38 | More by mick303
3.88/5 rDev +5.4%
600 mL bottle from the LCBO; packaged on Dec 12 2013 and served slightly chilled. If someone were to travel backward through time and tell the naive, year 2000 equivalent of myself that I'd be drinking a Tom Green Beer about a decade later, I'm pretty sure I would herniate myself with laughter.
Pours an opaque black colour with some brownish tinges, topped with one finger of relatively short-lived, creamy light tan-coloured head. A modest cap and collar are retained, with a ring of lacing around the glass. I am loving this aroma, though - lots of roasted malts and lactose sweetness, milk chocolate and a touch of coffee. About what I expect from the style; it's enough to tempt me into a sip, anyway.
This is a pretty yummy stout. Roasted, nutty malts, lactose sweetness and treacle dominate initially, with more of a mocha coffee and baker's cocoa bitterness toward the finish. Light roasted coffee in the aftertaste. On the lighter side of medium-bodied, with relatively aggressive carbonation. Kind of watery, actually... my only serious objection, although it becomes less of a problem as the beer warms. Otherwise, this is a very drinkable stout - quite light and easy-drinking, and with enough flavour to arouse my tastebuds without tiring them out.
Final Grade: 3.88, a B+. As far as sessionable milk stouts go, The Tom Green Beer is a rather good one. It is nicely balanced - neither overly sweet nor overly bitter, with a straightforward roasted malt, chocolate and lactose flavour that makes this a great introduction to the milk stout style for anyone curious. It's not a world-beater, but it's a nice way to get a slow winter's night started.
12-21-2013 07:13:06 | More by thehyperduck
3.85/5 rDev +4.6%
This is the Tom Green beer. Not the Green Tom beer.
A- Pitch black pour with a creamy dark tan head standing a finger and a half high. Lacing is minimal.
S- Dark roasted coffee bittersweet chocolate and a touch of burnt toast. There is some lactose sugars that provide what seems to be the only source of sweetness in the smell of this beer.
T- Burnt coffee, dark bakers chocolate, nesquik with some vanilla. Sweeter than the nose with a touch of bitterness to cut through it well. Roasty, dark and very well balanced. Aftertaste is reminiscent of the aftertaste of eating a chocolate bar.
M- Light to medium body, decent carbonation, sticky on the lips.
O- I think Beau's has hit their stride with their more recent releases. They really knocked it out of the park with this one. The price is amazing and the beer is great. Will definitely go back and grab more.
11-08-2013 23:37:46 | More by korguy123
3.75/5 rDev +1.9%
Truth be told, I've avoided this beer for a very long time for the very same reason I avoid anything to do with Tom Green (not that that has been hard of late). I can't stand Tom Green. Who can?
This looks very much like you would expect a stout to look. Deep dark chocolate black. A frothy tan head. A thin layer of foam retains to the bitter end.
The aroma is textbook stout: Roasty. Chocolatey. Some faint cherry/raisin in the background. Slightly chalky, with a hint of tobacco and coffee grinds.
And wouldn't you know it, it tastes like a stout. It's actually pretty good. Lots of nice dry roast and dark baker's chocolate backed up by a milk chocolate sweetness with some nuttiness and a bit of a minerally finish, with some of that cherry (or is it raspberry?) fruitiness that I noticed in the aroma.
It's strongly carbonated which cuts the chocolate sweetness but I wouldn't mind if that was dailed down a bit.
Overall more of a stout than a milk stout as it lacks the right amount of sweetness to offset the roasty character for me, but semantics aside it's quite an enjoyable beer. I wouldn't call it complex but really this beer was worth it just for the one line in the description on Beau's website:
"hints of nut(s)"
Ha! I see what you did there.
Anyway, I wonder what hack comedian who has faded into oblivion they will pull out for their next beer?
04-04-2014 23:43:08 | More by MeisterBurger
3.24/5 rDev -12%
600 ml bottle from LCBO for $4.85 CDN. Served well-chilled into glassware. Batch 3431 dated Dec 27, 2013.
Appearance - Opaque dark cola brown color with a nice 2 finger tan head, that unfortunately doesn't stick around long. A few bubbles are visible and there's some red hues in the beer, but it really is too dark to see much of anything.
Smell - Some coffee chocolate blend but also a good dose of roasted grains in there, more so than expect from a milk stout. Also a specific mineral characteristic in the aroma too especially while reasonably cold.
Taste - Roasted characteristics of some coffee but I'm not getting this as a milk stout as the chocolate sweetness and the richness that I've come to associate with milk stouts just isn't there. There is a thinness perhaps from the aforementioned mineral characteristics in the aroma that leak through into the taste. Does get better as it warms some, more coffee flavor and less mineral tastes.
Mouthfeel - Thin and watery without the desired sweetness and slickness of a milk stout. Medium-high carbonation, but very thin bodied.
Overall - I don't know if this was not a good bottle or what but it was pretty bland and just paled in comparison with the other milk stouts I've had. Definitely a lighter version of the style, I wouldn't repeat this again.
03-11-2014 03:28:36 | More by DenisKolkin
3.96/5 rDev +7.6%
I think this is the second milk stout I've ever had. The first was insanely sweet and turned me off on the style. Anyways, saw this, figured I'd give it a try. Pours an ink black with a brown, coffee like head that quickly dissipates. Smells of roasted barley, oats, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and cream. Not quite a coffee creamer; something like an Irish cream. Tastes sweet with that Irish cream, dark chocolate and vanilla. Finishes bittersweet with dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Mouthfeel is a little overcarbonated. I'd like it a bit creamier. Overall, I like this beer. Worth checking out, maybe even getting a twelve pack of, but not a case; unless that case is cheap.
04-08-2014 17:16:42 | More by slitherySOB
The Tom Green Beer from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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