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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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88
very good

1,505 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,505
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 78
Gots: 196 | 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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kagent777

Utah

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle brought back from a recent trip to Boston. Poured into my beer goblet. No bottling date that I can see.

Appearance: More of a dark brown than black. I got very little head on this one. The ring around the edge did leave a little lacing as I went, though.

Smell: I smell vanilla, chocolate, and roasty malts. The smell is some what subdued. When I swirl the beer in the glass I also get a stronger sense of dark pumpernickel bread.

Taste: The taste follows the nose mirroring everything, especially vanilla. The taste is stronger than the smell will have you believe. A nice chunk of char up front followed by a bit of (semi) chocolate and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: The finish is strong for a non imperial stout. The body and carbonation are perfect, body in the middle to strong range while the carbonation is lower.

Overall: This is a really good beer. I wish we could get it here in Utah, but I am glad to try it. I am a sucker for vanilla in my stouts and this one has the perfect dose of vanilla. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 03:49:16 | More by kagent777
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4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Excellent taste with dark chocolate flavor blending perfectly with the vanilla. Very drinkable with silky mouth feel. Dark black appearance with strong, lingering tan head. Smell of chocolate and vanilla is dessert like. Paired with ribeye steak and jalapeño mash ended potatoes

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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.

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,505 ratings.