Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by Duane_Opfer:
4.08/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1 pt .9 fl. oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 11/13. Consumed on 11/28.
A - Brown approaching black in color. On the first pour, as I typically do, I gave it a less gentle pour to see the head, and it yielded 3+ fingers of head. Second pour, I gave it a very gentle pour and still got a full finger of head. Head is a light tan dense foam. Head dissipated some, but never got less than a 1/2 finger. Maintained its shape as the liquid moved. Reminded me of the "head" on a root beer float. Left heavy lacing on sides of glass.
S - Rather fragrant. Roasted malts and vanilla.
T - Very interesting. Vanilla does not stand out until beer is almost room temperature. Get a tartness than combined with the carbonation feels and tastes much like a cola. Also some cocoa powder with a bitter roasted coffee finish. When warm though, the vanilla really comes out.
M - Moderate to high carbonation with a medium body.
O - A solid option. Very different than most stouts I have tried. Give it a try.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2013 20:32:56 | More by Duane_Opfer
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4.14/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from the bottle into a MBC ale glass
A: Black as night. Nice edges that resonate light brown/tan. Lacing is minimal. A swirl bring some carbo back to brew. No legs to speak of.
S: Deep black chocolate notes with that vanilla that is touted. Huge roasted notes. Surprisingly, there's some neo-hop notes coming though on the back of this.
T: very balanced for how sweet and hoppy this is trying to be, I have another, I may age it a year and see if the hoppy notes secede. Yeast is mild and some toffee presents, may be yeast notes trying to push it out.
M: Smooth. Roasty like coffee. Not overly full, but not thin. Middle on feel. Malts definitely dominate ultimate out breath.
O: Me likey. May be my favorite flavored stout due to mouthfeel and not overtly chewy malty notes.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 03:48:04 | More by Scrapss
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,552 ratings.