The Tom Green Beer
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

The Tom Green BeerThe Tom Green Beer
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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #732
ABV:
5%
Score:
85
Ranked #32,779
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 11.53%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
151
From:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  13
Gots
  50
SCORE
85
Very Good
The Tom Green BeerThe Tom Green Beer
Notes: ‟This is The Tom Green Beer
It’s not The Green Tom Beer
This is my favourite beer
Because it is my beer.”
– Tom Green

Beau’s and Canadian actor and comedian Tom Green have collaborated to create The Tom Green Beer. A milk stout, The Tom Green Beer displays flavours of chocolate and coffee, while delivering a creamy, velvety texture, and finishing with a mild sweetness.
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Photo of Mysticmage
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark chocolate but not as dark as Guiness. Decent collar at start but didnt last long, Nose of dusty chocolate, earth, straw and oats. tastes sweet and finishes well. A decent find

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Photo of Motski
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

600 ml bottle, lcbo. Nice drinkable sweet stout. Pours not as dark as I was expecting, clear dark brown. Medium carbonation with nice head, some good retention and glass lacing. Aromas and flavors of chocolate and biscuits. Finishes mildly sweet. Good but a tad expensive for what it is. Would drink again.

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- This one pours with big burly bubbles that pop and leave behind a froth filled foamy head that seems to have excellent retention....it is a light caramel color.....as for the beer itself, it is unusually clear and has more of a deep reddish hue to it than what I would expect from a stout. The lacing is decent, with several strings of foam clinging to the side of the glass and there seems to me moderate carbonation from what I can see....just bizarre to be able to see through a stout!!

S- Dry dusty unmalted grains, sweetness from the lactose, yeast, caramel/toffee, vanilla, cream, milk chocolate subtleties, and a finish that is lingering and sweet on the nostrils. Interesting indeed!

T- This is quite different......very light flavors overall, with creamy sweetened porridge, perhaps some earthy wild flower honeyed qualities, dry grains (oats), mild milk chocolate, slight yeast, flat vanilla character, and the finish is mild and bland to be honest....overall Id say the flavor profile is a little underwhelming.......

M/O- The mouthfeel is thin and the carbonation is smooth....an unusual combo for the style. Drinkability is decent i suppose but I feel there is something lacking and I really don't feel this fits the style very well. Tom Green was involved, so I suppose this fits his comedy style.....weird and only somewhat funny, but after awhile you groan and need to move on. So I'm going to the next beer......

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Photo of Sica_24
4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I was surprised at the taste of this beer. I am not normally a huge fan of stout beers but this one was very pleasent. Nice head and a dark body, I found it tasted of black coffee with just a hint of mocha sugar finish. Very nice!

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Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

600ml bottle - I never really considered this guy to be all that funny, but maybe 'his' beer will fare better.

This beer pours a clear, dark red-brick amber colour, with a fistful of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly beige head, which leaves a splendid array of tree branch lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of bittersweet chocolate, mildly roasted caramel malt, cafe-au-lait, a bit of black licorice, and some plain leafy, weedy, and floral noble hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, a lessened wet and milky cocoa powder sweetness, subtle day-old diner coffee, an ephemeral earthy yeastiness, stale vanilla pods, and more understated herbal, grassy, and floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite light in its insouciant frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, with a small airy creaminess evolving as things warm up a tad out of the ol' bar fridge. It finishes off-dry, the lactose essence starting to override both the toasty caramel and chocolate.

Overall, this is a fairly well-made milk stout, the lactic notes taking their sweet (sorry) time coming around, but in the end, they definitely inform the whole. Kind of weirdly 'pale' in complexion, but the flavours are all there, which makes for a nice wintertime sipper, even if the regular-ass ABV doesn't command it.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

these guys seem cool, although this is the first i have ever had from them, or one of them. looks like they do a lot of neat stuff on the supply side, local and organic ingredients and an attention to detail that is uncommon. not a bad beer here, although not as interesting as one might expect with tom green involved and with the quality of what is going into it. a good milk stout though, lighter than many of these, with more of a chocolate malt thing than a pure roasted vibe, less body, and more sweet than bitter too, its very well balanced and somewhat differently proportioned than most of these are. the lactose is only moderate, notes of tootsie roll, drip coffee, burnt grass or field, cream puff, and english ale yeast. its different but its in line and its good. nice carbonation, almost too bright an not substantial enough. i love the pakckaging, reminds me of against the grain or something, but the bottles are cooler and the price points are awesome. id like to see a little more of the terroir element they hype up so much in the beer itself, but the quality is there...

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Photo of dedevajinasi
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

creamy condensed and not overbearingly sweet, very mild carbonation with tastes of vanilla, cream, coffee, caramel and certainly not a bad beer by any means

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Photo of safaricook
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good creamy stout that showcases a dark velvety foam, chocolate coffee flavor balanced by the lactic sweetness. Low abv and good drinkability on a cold summers night in the Netherlands

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tom Green Milk Stout
*from notes
Black-beige with tan film. 3.75
Straight burnt malt syrup nose. 3.25
Malted milk balls, cola, and a touch of heat. 3.75
Lt-med, creamy, round. 3.75

Chocolate shake! A bit thin in spite of the lactose. Still way sessionable, though. 3.75

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque but clear very dark brown (approaching jet black) in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate amounts of cola brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy dark beige head that reduces to a large patch of wispy extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are light to moderate aromas of roasted malts with hints of coffee, chocolate, and just the faintest note of lactose sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of roasted malts with light flavors of bittersweet chocolate and freshly brewed coffee. There is a very light note of lactose sweetness. Light amounts of dry bitterness in the finish which fades way slowly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Enjoyable but I wish the coffee and chocolate notes were stronger and there was a little more of the lactose sweetness. Lighter bodied than other examples in the style.

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Photo of metter98
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is black when view from afar but when held up a bright light the edges are dear reddish brown. It poured with a half finger high beige colored head that died down, leaving traces of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of lactose are present in the nose. Notes of roasted malts become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of dark, roasted malts along with notes of lactose and a slight amount of bitterness. No sweetness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little thin on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer feels lighter and thinner compared to other beers in the style, but is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Jeffo
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from Hopsolutely this past summer. Thanks again guys!

From a 600ml bottle into a snifter. Pretty bottles.
Batch no. 5625
Bottled 22 May 2014

APPEARANCE: A clear dark brown pour yields a three finger, medium looking, creamy, light tan head with very good retention. Transparent black body with very high levels of carbonation for the style. Head slowly fades to a thick foamy cap. A half wisp remains leaving some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted notes, coffee and cocoa powder on the nose. Sweet cream and light milk sugar aromas as well. Well balanced and medium strength.

TASTE: Light roasted flavors with caramel up front, then flavors of sweet cream and milk sugars at the swallow. Medium but lingering finish of lactose, some cocoa powder and lightly roasted flavors. Not quite as flavorful as hoped, but well balanced and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Pretty nice here.

OVERALL: Not bad. Could use a touch more lactose sugar in this one, as the milk quality is slightly too modest here. It’s there, but it’s a touch too faint. Better this than a lactose bomb though, and as it is, it’s a perfectly solid beer overall. Worth checking out if you get the chance, and I’m glad I did. Thanks again Hopsolutely!

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Photo of kevinlater
2.64/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

600ml bottle into snifter. packaged april 17, 2014. consumed on may 21, 2014

a: pitch black with one and a half fingers of slightly off-white head. impressive

s: very smoky up front, almost like smelling salty smoked meat. no thanks. hints of coffee, chocolate and dark fruits

t: salty and smoky up front, which lingers for quite a while. slight chocolate and dark fruit notes emerge mid-to-late palate. the chocolate flavour becomes stronger as it warms up. finishes salty and dry with coffee, slight roasted malt and smoky flavours

m: medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation

o: oddly salty all throughout the tasting? even if these off-flavours were taken out, i don't think the beer would be that great to begin with. glad i tried this but i most likely won't have this ever again

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Photo of spinrsx
3.37/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of John656
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Typical stout appearance. Nice and dark with a short foamy head.

S - Roasted barely, nuts, and coffee bean.

T - Nice combination of coffee bean with a touch of vanilla sweetness. The flavours are not too strong nor overly complex but still well balanced with a semi-dry finish.

M - Creamy and milk-like mouth feel. Not very heavy compared to other Stouts which makes this beer drinkable but takes away from some of its richness.

O - My first Milk Stout so wasn't sure what to expect but I did enjoy it. This brew could use a thicker body but I enjoyed the combination of flavours that did not go overboard with the sweetness.

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Photo of biegaman
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of slitherySOB
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of MeisterBurger
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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?

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Photo of DaveBar
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO 600ml bottle for $4.85. Served in a tulip at 8deg C.

A- Opened well with a nice 2" brown head. Very dark as expected

S- Roasted malt, molasses

T- Ok. Not very creamy at all. Falls short on most aspects a good milk stout

M- Ok. no creaminess at all. Very uninspired.

O- Not that good. Gave it a bit of a better rating than I think I should have. Will not buy again

Food Pairing

This not very inspired milk stout went with... pizza. Hey pizza can go with almost any beer depending on toppings.

Enjoy

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of RyanPollock
4.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have been trying out a few of Beau's beers lately and this one was definitely very enjoyable. A nice, smooth, easy to drink stout.

Appearance- Typical black stout look with a foggy light brown head.

Smell- Coffee and dark chocolate aroma

Taste- Very creamy at first with a smooth milk taste. Quickly reveals a strong coffee taste with the slight sweetness of dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel- Rather smooth and creamy. Mild carbonation that compliments the flavour and it made the beer smooth and very drinkable.

Overall- I don's have much experience drinking stouts but this one was very enjoyable. The creamy, milk taste made the beer smooth and very easy to drink. The perfect stout for someone who does not enjoy some of the heavier stouts out there. I would drink again and i hope this is not just a limited production. with Tom Green's name attached I am sure many Canadians will be willing to give this a try

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 650 ml bottle to a pint glass.

This beer pours a deep brown almost black with a fair two finger head that breaks quickly leaving little behind. The nose is mild with roast some chocolate and a bit of coffee. Taste is a bit of a lot down, I expected the typical milk/sweet stout taste and it didn't deliver. I got roasts and coffee with some cocoa in the taste, but it lacked punch. Mouth feel was thin and the carbonation was fine.

I love milk/sweet stouts and Beau's told me that this is what I should expect... But I don't feel that this is what this beer is. It is okay, nothing more.

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Photo of basementbrewer
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It scores high because this is the beer I have been looking for. From the pour to the bottom of the glass, its a beauty. Starts with that heavier stout pour but with the carbonation being a touch higher it develops a nice head that hangs around. Dark, roasty and smooth, but cleans nice. Leaves a taste long after that makes you want more. #notgreentom

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Photo of mick303
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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The Tom Green Beer from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 151 ratings