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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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89
very good

1,695 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,695
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 86
Gots: 227 | FT: 11
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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4.9/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I like the name and I like the description. I had thought that it would be an imperial stout but I'm actually glad it isn't because I've never seen a non-imperial stout aged on vanilla beans.

Pours a pitch black with a small, brownish head. Looks menacing enough to drink.

Cocoa, cream, vanilla bean and coffee aromas unfold as it warms up to room temperature. Very inviting.

Wow. Vanilla bean, cream and roasted coffee mingle together, finishing in an orgasm of all three flavors. Very palatable.

Vanilla lingers the longest on my palate, followed by cream. A light, but memorable finish to an excellent beer.

I don't know about the others, but I really like this beer. It's an interesting thing to do with a regular stout and in this case, the aging compliments this stout. Check it out!!!

Brad007, Dec 19, 2011
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4.85/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very dark brown, black appearance. Thick, foamy khaki colored head with fantastic lacing. Aroma consists of vanilla beans, rich milk chocolate, oak, cherries, roasted coffee, chocolate malts and heavy cream. Taste is milky, mildly bitter with lots of rich and smooth chocolate and roasted coffee flavors. Great notes of cherries, vanilla bean, molasses, malt and some hints of yeast and light hops. Sort of a sugar-cookie flavor towards the end. Medium to light body with mild carbonation. Aftertaste is mostly rich coffee flavors and smooth chocolates. Wonderful, fantastic American Stout.

YouSkeete, Jan 27, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

First Maine Beer Co. that I have tried. Very nice dark stout with a decent foam head. Smells of strong roast with slight hints of vanilla. The taste was more of roasted coffee than chocolate for me and the vanilla is there too. Hop bitterness to boot at the finish. The mouthfeel was where this beer worked for me. Medium bodied, smooth, soft like maybe velvet, clean, and so well-balanced. To conclude: I've rated this low abv stout quite high even though I prefer my stouts super strong in taste, thickness, and alcohol. Overall there was nothing I did not like about this brew and it actually took me by surprise. Very well done Maine Beer Company!

dpgoblejr, Apr 26, 2014
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4.78/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

Cavanaghty, Feb 28, 2013
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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,695 ratings.