Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by kwiley03:
4.26/5 rDev +7.8%
Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Glass. Beer was 54 degrees.
From the top down I notice the dark tan frothy head about 2 fingers in depth which disipates to a thin silky film after 5 sips. Long strings of tiny bubbles migrate upwards. The beer is an opaque brownish black with the exception of a thin maroon band across the base of the glass as the light passes through.
Sweet aroma of roasted chocolate malts with a slight hoppiness. Very light and pleasant in the nose. No real aroma of Vanilla however.
Coats the mouth without the impression of being viscous. Has a perfect hearty stoutness.
Tastes of roasted chocolate malts and coffee minus any bitterness that over roasting imparts occasionally. Slight hop bitterness remains on the back of the tongue while allowing some milk chocolate notes to develop. Finishes with the typical stout aftertaste. Once again no real presence of the Vanilla mentioned in the label.
Overall this beer is delicious. Real easy to drink with a great balance of components. This one is probably very appropriate to be paired with a dessert like Lava Cake but works equally well with Beef Stew. Will definitely buy more when my local store stocks up again.
01-23-2013 01:38:40 | More by kwiley03
More User Reviews:
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
3.85/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
03-13-2011 13:10:05 | More by lordofthewiens
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
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
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
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
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
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
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