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The Tom Green Beer | Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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3.72/5
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143 Ratings
The Tom Green BeerThe Tom Green Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
beaus.ca

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
‟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.

Added by MasterSki on 10-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,559
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
143
pDev:
11.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
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 metter98
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
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 biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
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 dbrauneis
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
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 vfgccp
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
2.78/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SadMachine
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
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 Latarnik
3.01/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of biegaman
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
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 Howlader
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bylerteck
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.72/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ppoitras
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
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 andrenaline
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of deonreds
2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whatup14
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffo
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
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 suckaj
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Molson2000
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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The Tom Green Beer from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 143 ratings
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