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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,314 Ratings
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Ratings: 1314
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%


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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suspect

New York

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Central Waters snifter.

A: Deep deep deep dark brown. Not quite black but close. Aggressive pour leads to a slow creeping head that gets bigger to about 2 fingers, then slowly fades to a thin ring.

S: Big notes of toasted malts, chocolate malts, burnt coffee. Slightly lighter aromas of vanilla, smoke and dried wood.

T: Coffee notes first but it tastes like the coffee has had some milk and sugar added to it. Malts from the nose are present and accounted for but they are much less smokey and a lot smoother.

M: Big creamy mouthfeel. Ample carbonation. No alcohol notes to speak of.

O: An easy drinking stout that's full of flavor and complexity. Lots of things going on and none of them are offensive or overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 00:40:24 | More by suspect
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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.

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,314 ratings.