Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by brother_kenneth:
3.6/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a snifter glass.
A - Very dark, but not quite black. Nice amount of light brown/tan head, decent lacing.
S - The most noticeable thing is the vanilla. There are also hints of coffee and some smokiness.
T - Mouth is rather thin, but the taste is pretty good! Lots of vanilla up front, along with a nice smoked, roasted malt flavor. There is some dark coffee here as well, but it is not very strong.
O - This is a pretty good stout and the vanilla beans certainly add a nice touch. It is a fairly straightforward brew that is easy to gulp down. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2012 18:31:01 | More by brother_kenneth
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4.39/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pouring a cellar temp bottle into a snifter. The beer pours a dark brown hue with large fluffy tan head of 4 cm even with an extremely gentle pour.
Leaves tightly packed dense latticework after each sip.
Aroma is deep roasted malt with an almost burnt quality to the nose. Cocoa powder comes through as well, with just a small sweet note of vanilla, but that is a little buried behind the roast and cocoa powder.
First sip reveals a velvety smooth body with gentle rolling texture, that gives just the faintest tingle as I swallow.
Flavor is roasted malt and some sweet cocoa with hints of vanilla on the finish, very similar flavor profile as the nose. A long lingering dark chocolate note at the end of each sip. The beer is very rich but isnt cloying. No hint of any booze from start to finish and not really any hops that I can detect anywhere.
A well crafted, rich not boozy interesting, yet not complex beer. I should have bought a second bottle.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 02:29:03 | More by sulldaddy
4.03/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured a black body with two finger khaki head and minor lace patches with a coffee/roasted malt aroma that has more than just traces of both vanilla and chocolate (more vanilla than chocolate). Smooth, creamy, the roasted coffee edge is there for flavor and balance, as well as making the beer a little more fuller bodied and have a slightly dry finish, but it's the vanilla/espresso like sweetness (with some chocolate as well) that livened up my sweet tooth and led me to really like this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-04-2014 16:44:36 | More by clayrock81
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,501 ratings.