Leonard Croon's Old Mean Stout | Dunedin Brewery

Leonard Croon's Old Mean StoutLeonard Croon's Old Mean Stout
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Leonard Croon's Old Mean StoutLeonard Croon's Old Mean Stout

Brewed by:
Dunedin Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by StevieW on 03-16-2003

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 19
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Served up a dark brown, near black body with a slim, off-white head.
Smell: Roasted malts with a coffee-scented accent to them, low-grade chocolate, and light plums.
Taste: An initial coffee-toned, robust roastiness is softened by some semi-sweet chocolate and a modest dark fruitiness. Restrained hops and bitterness. Pulls back to a predominately basic roasty flavor until the soft finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Satisfactory.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

hey everbody, ol' lennie croon here. them good folks up at dunedin has asked me an' my dog hops to give all a' y'all a few thoughts on a bottle a' my homebrew. now course it ain't exactly my homebrew since i done give them dunedin boys the recipe and they brewed it they ownselves, but i'm sure it's pretty damn close.

first thang i wanna say is that this here beer aint old an' it aint mean so i'm not sure where they come up with the name thats on this here bottle. now i'm older'n dirt and some'd say i'm mean, least 'til i toss back a few jugs a' my beer. 'course there was that unfortunate shotgun incident back in '02 but that weren't rightly my fault. second thang is that hops caint rightly say if'n he likes the beer (he's smart but he aint no goldamn genius) but i'll be able to know based on how he's barkin' and waggin' and such. now lets commence to studyin' on the beer.

blacker and wetter'n ol' hops nose, this is. blacker'n the oil what comes outta my truck. the foamin' is purty nice too, sort of a light brown like the swamp water gets after a storm. i don't go in fer that lace shit so's i ain't even gettin' inta that. smells purty nice to the ol' sniffer, like that chocolatey syrup what i put on ice cream and kinda like the strong black joe that i have ever' mornin'. them boys up at the brew'ry nailed this sucker, they done me proud boy.

this here stuff is plenty a' chocolate and black joe like i said and its got a little burntness to it thats just enuff to be good. they didnt forget 'bout the hops neither, theys in there givin' a nice sharp bitterness that i love so much i named my hound after 'em. the thickness is purty good too, i can roll this stuff aroun' a little and sorta chew on it jest like i do with my homebrew, but it could be a mite thicker to suit me.

i caint unnerstand how the good ol' boys round these parts can drink that there yella pisswater, 'specially not when i'd be more 'n happy to share my brew with 'em. now if'n y'all'll excuse me, i'm gonna do less thinkin' and more drinkin' and then me an' ol' hops is gonna go take a lil' dog nap out under the live oaks. 'fore i go though, i wanna thank that nice feller BierReise for bringin' me this here bottle from the city. he's an upstandin' guy. knows 'is beer thats fer sure.

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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.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the Dunedin Brewery. The beer was served in a pint glass, and it pours a jet black, viscous pour. Light, foamy, frothy milk chocolate colored head that settles very quickly. There are deep, rich smells of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Very dry and smooth in mouth. Flavors are rich in dark bittersweet chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and a light smokiness that brings everything together. Dry and smooth finish, with a smokey and semisweet aftertaste.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
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!

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Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ppoitras
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sulldaddy
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Almost done with my FL brews.
I am sampling this beer at room temp in an english pint glass. The beer pours pitch black with a soft creamy tan head of 2 cm foaming up easily. The head fades very slowly leaving a tight display of latticework entirely around the glass. This looks good!
Aroma is espresso mixing with dark chocolate and some roasted malt as well. As I drink I detect some smoke in there as well. There is also the faintest hit of grassy hops.
First sip reveals a much thinner body than I expected and average carbonation. Flavor is simlar to the nose with mostly espresso and chocolate and a slightly bitter mid swallow that I cant discern if it is from the black patent malt on the label or from the hops. Halfway through the pint I start to pick up some smokiness on the finish which mixes well with the roasted malt. The finish is rather dry which makes me thirsty. A nice smooth beer that is very dark but doesnt sit too heavy. When you remember the brewery is near the beach and it is probably 85 degrees + when you drink this local, the light body is probably a good thing.
Overall a tasty brew.

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3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DangerDawg
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of blitheringidiot
2.22/5  rDev -38.2%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Jredner
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bitter hop aroma with a bit of maltiness. Pours like a classic stout, deep blacck, but this one has a thinnish tan head. Flavor is coffee dominated with mild chocolate notes and roastiness running through all flavor ranges. I think it's a pretty decent stout just very mild on flavor intensity.

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