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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,633
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 82
Gots: 216 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our American-style stout aged on organic vanilla beans. Intense notes of coffee and dark chocolate lead way to subtle notes of natural vanilla. Flaked oats generate a silky mouthfeel.

(Beer added by: dciBA on 03-03-2010)
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Reviews by DavidHume:
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

06-25-2014 03:40:00 | More by DavidHume
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North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%

Pours nearly jet black except for a tinge of ruby when held right up to the light,a creamy beige head atop that left a broken ring of lace behind.Vanilla and more vanilla in the nose,some dark roast comes into play as well as some chocolate but the vanilla wins out.It's roasted on the palate but I love the vanilla warming flavors,it's not overly sweet with a nice somewhat drying earthy finish.This beer is underrated in my opinion,it's warming with a nice vanilla flavor that isn't overly done,a great beer.

03-31-2013 22:38:14 | More by oberon
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-25-2013 23:27:39 | More by IronCity1822
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

07-12-2014 00:19:30 | More by DanGeo
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-01-2013 00:00:16 | More by Tiernan
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-16-2013 21:53:14 | More by woodchipper
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-27-2013 23:59:43 | More by Bitzer
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

09-10-2013 03:08:26 | More by SuomiHobbit
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-10-2014 04:25:51 | More by Ben7773
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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%

Batch #1
500ml bottle poured into a mug.
This beer was a very dark brown, nearly black color. A hint of red when held up to a light.
Medium-sized tan head and a little bit of lace.
Strong roasted malt aroma up front, followed by some sweet chocolate. A little bit of vanilla tucked in there.
Tasted like espresso with a shot of chocolate. I think I lost the vanilla.
A bit on the thin side.
Nice enough.

03-13-2011 13:10:05 | More by lordofthewiens
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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%

Purchased on recent trip to PHL. 056312 G stamped on side of label I think- the "6" is smudged. Could be a 0 or 8.
Poured murkey yeasty brown into my Deschutes tulip. Minimal head very thin layer of small bubbles cling to edge. Nothing much else.
Aroma very pleasant. Smooth softness of vanilla foretells the taste which is again smooth, velvety, full of vanilla notes.
Warm nice feeling lingers.
A very enjoyable stout. Too bad I brought back only one.

08-28-2012 00:25:37 | More by NWer
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New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-27-2014 22:46:13 | More by coxxx616
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-06-2013 23:55:07 | More by warnerry
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-05-2012 03:07:31 | More by Callmecoon
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4.28/5  rDev +8.4%

The head is very full forms more then 2 finger very thick and tan. The beer is dark and only on the pour could you see the dark amber color. The head hugs the glass very nice one of the best heads I've seen in a bottle

Big nose on this beer it whafted to my nose while I was pouring it. There is a lot of aromas coffee with roasted malts and a mellow vanilla that works perfect together

To start this is a dry stout not an imperial or big stout wit that said this is a great beer. The beer starts slightly sweet. A roasted nutty flavor enters. The nutty coffee taste is very pleasent. A slight hop enters with a very hint of vanilla in the aftertaste. Its a big dry finish.

For a stout this great I'm astonished how they were able to have the taste and aroma differ but have it go together

02-11-2011 00:16:48 | More by bishopdc0
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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%

Pours a nice opaque black with some tan head and a nice medium collar. Good lacing out of this one. Aroma is really deep roasted malt, some faint coffee, and earthy too. Taste is where the vanilla comes out. Vanilla up front, char and roasted malt in the middle, then fades into a sweet dark caramel. Nice thick body and low carbonation. Very good but the whole time I felt there was just something off-putting.

02-05-2014 06:37:05 | More by mverity
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-20-2013 22:11:55 | More by JakerLou
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-19-2014 01:58:46 | More by Guinnsslvr
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

10-15-2012 22:28:21 | More by mctizzz
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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

Appearance: dark brown in color, hazy, minimal head, medium carbonation, sediment

Smell: roasted malt, dark chocolate, and vanilla

Taste: big roasted malt and coffee start giving way to toasted malt and vanilla

Mouthfeel: medium heavy body, medium carbonation, sweet with roasty bitterness

Overall: A good stout where the vanilla is pronounced but never overly dominating. The flavors combine well here. I would get this again, but would not rush out to do so.

02-04-2013 15:20:29 | More by tigg924
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-18-2013 00:45:06 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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4.78/5  rDev +21%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Black, no light through this one, about three fingers of thick beige head, heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Roasted malts with coffee, vanilla, and maybe some chocolate.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Thick, but smooth. Alcohol is up front with raosted malts, vanilla, and coffee. Leaving a roasted coffee bean after taste.

Overall: Once again Maine Brewing has done it!!! Another excellent brew that I will continue to enjoy!

02-28-2013 19:57:25 | More by Cavanaghty
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Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-01-2013 06:39:39 | More by jaminjohnson
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-04-2012 06:25:33 | More by standardcherry
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

09-10-2013 01:14:26 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,633 ratings.