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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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88
very good

1,507 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,507
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 78
Gots: 197 | FT: 9
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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bitterbeerguy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a long week, I decided to open this bottle with a fellow beer enthusiast.

Pours a lite midnight color. I realize this is kind of an oxymoron, but it is the perfect description. Very dark, but not terrible dense. Nice small off-white bubbles grace the top at first and subside quickly.

Aroma is balanced between chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Really the vanilla did it for me. With that said, I was surprised how the notes were all very subtle- so often I find American Stouts have more pronounced flavors, but that's OK by me.

Taste- I was initially a little disappointed by this- a little weak body for the complexity of the aroma. With that said, I let it sit 15 minutes and that helped to make those flavors arrive. The vanilla won the race for me, and really why I would recommend this brew to others. Some beers talk about vanilla, but MOT had it spot on. Some light notes of marshmallow fluff, caramel, and butterscotch linger in the background.

Overall, a very nice way to begin a wonderful evening with friends.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 23:17:12 | More by bitterbeerguy
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Leaves tightly packed dense latticework after each sip.
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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,507 ratings.