Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company
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4.28/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
First off, it's really nice to see a vanilla aged stout that hasn't been needlessly aged in whiskey barrels. Seriously.
Poured perhaps a bit too cold into a Lawson's tulip glass. Deep, dark ruby with a chocolate-colored head.
Smells strongly of roasted barley with just a light wisp of dry hops--a regular old American stout, no need for bourbon burn!
Gentle carbonation lends a smoothnes to the front end that is quickly, nicely washed away by burnt barley roughness. This segues into a semi-sweet finish of bakers chocolate, coffee, and fresh vanilla bean.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 19:17:55 | More by mynie
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,318 ratings.