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Leonard Croon's Old Mean Stout - Dunedin Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dunedin Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StevieW on 03-16-2003)
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Photo of ManekiNeko
2/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

1 pt bottle served slightly chilled in a Guinness glass.

Appearance: Black black black topped by a huge light brown head, which pretty much didn't go away the entire glass. Thick sheets of lacing.

Smell: Predominantly fruity smells of prunes, cherries and grapes. Faint aromas of dark chocolate and coffee in the background, but the fruits rule this kingdom.

Taste: More sour than bitter. Extremely grapy overall. Hints of chocolate and black strap malts. Way too dang fruity for this style.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery. Acidic and acrid.

Drinkability: Brett infection? Intentional? Bad bottle? I'm hoping this is the case.

Thanks to Bierriese and BIF 6 for the opportunity.

ManekiNeko, Jul 04, 2004
Photo of blitheringidiot
2.15/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bottle states "Slam this mutha!"

Pours with a viscous used motor oil hue with nary a light splinter finding a way through topped with a frothy sudsy beige cap that takes its good ole time settling down.

Getting some goofy scents here of pine and leathery plastic.

First swigs: Leathery and overly bitter. The flavors are way whacky here. Cola and borderline awful. Maybe I need to try another. Heck, this was only $2.99. It's the silk screened bottle. Maybe it went South? Feels thick but, overall, this can't be what they had in mind.

blitheringidiot, Apr 02, 2006
Photo of ppoitras
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

16oz bottle with reasonably involved silkscreening obtained via trade with BierReise. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a half inch of brown head which shrunk down to a small layer of foam reasonably quickly. Excellent light lacing over the pitch black opaque liquid. Heavy aroma of dark malts, chocolate and coffee, with maybe a tinge of smoke hiding in there. Flavor follows along in the aroma's footsteps, with the dark malts dominating, leaving little room for much else to show its colors. Bitterness present, but not so much hops bitterness as the dark malt again. Little to no carbonation in the mouthfeel, which seems odd and hurts a bit, in my estimation. Bitterness sort of puts a damper on the drinkability as well. Not a bad brew, just not what I look for in a stout.

ppoitras, Mar 27, 2004
Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -16.4%

beernads, May 24, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 16 oz brown bottle with a silk screened label, no freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with a color of used motor oil, thin bubbly lace with little retention.

Smell: A big whiff of yeast and semi-acrid roasted grain.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Slick on the tongue with a lacking smoothness as well as very little crispness. Suggestions of beef broth and charcoal come to mind. Minimal citric hop flavor but some bitterness is there … tastes like the bitterness is more from the roasted malt. Heavy hand of yeast on the palate, finishes semi-dry.

Notes: A tad too astringent for me and a bit hard to drink, not horrible but not something I’d drink as a session beer either.

Jason, Mar 21, 2004
Photo of JohnnyDuvel
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This stout reminds me of a lot of several micro stouts I've had. Somewhat thin body (almost watery), overly bitter (but not as much as some). Flavor is pretty good, a little chocolate, expresso too. Overall, just too thin and bitter for me. I wish I could like it more, because these guys are really cool. Best brewery down here. I'm not knocked out by the micro stouts. I'll take my Sammy Smith!

JohnnyDuvel, May 11, 2003
Photo of BierReise
3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz Bottle No Freshness Date Poured quickly and produced no head just a thin film. Color is solid black with light just barely creeping through edges. Aroma of roasted malt and dark coffee. Body is on the thin side and finishes slightly dry. Flavor is raosted malt and a tad bitter. Surprisingly very drinkable. Overall a decent brew.

BierReise, Mar 24, 2004
Photo of CJS
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

CJS, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of CelticAleMan
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

CelticAleMan, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Bartos
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Bartos, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Fish113d
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From a bottle, it pours a black color with a brown/ruby head that reaches 2 fingers in thickness. The head is also seafoamy (my take on it) and spongy! Great appearance! Aroma is mostly of nutty brown roasted malts with lots of chocolate. It reminds me of a Mr. Goodbar with a slight rasberry aroma as well; complex and fun! Taking a sip, i taste lots of roasty malts that goes bitter and thin with a slight almond flavor. not much sweetness that I hoped for at all! Pretty watery actually, lacking flavor. Not too bad, but could improve a lot! Feel is balanced a bit but WAAAAYYY too thin for the style; overly disappointed. Overall, it is drinkable and worth a try, but not worthy of the style.

Fish113d, Mar 20, 2005
Photo of GallowsThief
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the House of Brews in Jensen Beach, Fl.

A – Poured out a bad ass black with tiny bit of milk chocolate head that receded quickly. Small amount of clingy lacing.

S – Roasted malts, espresso, slight bitter, dark fruit with figs.

T – Nice rich chocolate with some smoky, burnt highlights. Definitely a bitter coffee taste with a touch of vanilla cream. Roasted malt. Not a very sweet brew but has some hints from what I am guessing is the figs and possible plum.

M – Medium to thick bodied and a bit on the chewy side. Doesn’t coat the palate more slides off of it. Little to no carbonation.

O – Decent to good but not great. Missing something. Could use a little less bitter and possible a shade more of sweetness to balance it better. Still worth a try and I would again.

GallowsThief, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

harpus, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

t0rin0, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of shippos
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to luckysevens82 for the opportunity.

black body with a tan thin head but dense.
sweet milky aroma with a great roasted character with a hoppy aroma ikn the background. average but very drinkable mouthfeel followed by a dry bitter hop character with a black malt astringency in the finish. very clean smooth aftertaste, very drinkable.

shippos, Aug 24, 2004
Photo of Gaben
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up a mixed four pack from B-21 and this brew happend to be two of them.

This stuff might not be the best tasting or looking stuff around but if you want a differnt tasting stout then here you go, for this got its nickname here in the bay "Mud Boy" aka "Mud Stout!"

The appearance is pretty weird and somewhat nice, no foamy head what so ever, just a good pour down the middle and you can start up on this "Black as night" brew.

The smell isnt much there , I'll but it this way , if drink all of you stout "Mostly dry's like beamish" and find you glass in the morning and smell it, there you go, thats what Mud Boy smells like.

As for the taste thats something differnt, it would be somewhat like an imperial stout without all the ABV%. You can surely feel that it has the roasted malty goodness and a hint of mud.

Mouthfeel isnt too good, kinda dull, and very muddy/sticky with lots of carbantion

Drinkability is alright , I remember wanting more of these other then the same old borning guinness draught.

So yes I did like this brew, I mean if you a stout fan and sick of the same old , then try yourself a mudboy and see for yourself.

Gaben, Dec 07, 2005
Photo of SigEp
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Excellent stout, favorably comparable to Shakespeare stout by Rogue. thick rich with chocolate overtones and characteristic sub-charcoal of burnt malts. moderately hoppy and very pleasing to the nose. Dark black off brown thicker than a Guiness but not as motor-oil as Stormking or it's imperial brethren. It rarely gets cold enough down here in Florida to truly enjoy this dark-breed, so I suggest cranking up the AC and sitting under the vent while enjoying one of these Florida-born delicacies!

SigEp, Oct 29, 2003
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Silkscreened label depicts what appears to be a satyr holding a fiddle dancing on a rock. Is that right?
Color is firmly, fully black, black as Satan's spleen, and the head is a nicely retained, frothy, brown. Aroma is nicely roasted and toasted, with espresso tinges and bitter notes I quite admire.
On first taste, it feels more like an oatmeal stout than any other kind. Not exactly thick in mouthfeel, but still full-bodied, rich, and delicious. An easily downable stout, but not terribly outstanding.
Label states, below the fiddling satyr, "slam this mutha!" I hope they forgive me for not following that stern directive. I approached this generous 16 0z. bottle with careful consideration.
And it was okay, a fine-enough stout. Thanks again, JohnnyDuvel!

feloniousmonk, Mar 30, 2003
Photo of MikalMick
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

MikalMick, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of ninaturner
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

ninaturner, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of OldeSchool
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

OldeSchool, May 04, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

kjkinsey, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Texasfan549, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of glf60
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

glf60, Apr 07, 2014
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Leonard Croon's Old Mean Stout from Dunedin Brewery
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