Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by mpedara429:
3.71/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Poured out nearly black with no transparency whatsoever. It looked almost as if it was creamy and milky. Four fingers of brown head with good retention and mass amounts of lacing.
S: Roasted malts and cocoa powder. Still waiting to find the vanilla… Ah, as it warms the vanilla comes out to play.
T: Catching all of what is in the nose. Taste is a little sour. Vanilla is present after the beer goes down. Not overwhelming at all. Also getting some earthy tones on the finish.
M: Medium body and creamy. Carbonation is medium-light.
O: Eh. An average stout with not enough of the special ingredient that is supposed to make it stand out from the rest. I feel like an imperial, oak aged, vanilla stout would've been a winning ticket. This just doesn't have enough gusto for me.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2013 03:13:33 | More by mpedara429
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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.