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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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89
very good

1,613 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,613
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 80
Gots: 210 | 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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Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Very dark chocolate brown brew, nearly black, with little in the way of colored highlights and a large amount of creamy light brown head (for a stout). Aroma is assertive dark roast coffee and chocolate, slight floral vanilla and grassy hops (!). On the palate one gets more of the same, dark coffee and chocolate milk, faint butterscotch and red licorice. Starts quite sweet but dries out quickly, an interesting contrast. I am noticing a nice nutty malt character as well, a unique element for this style that is amplified over the course of multiple sips. Very smooth creamy mouthfeel, moderately thick with low to medium carbonation. Finishes roasted and very dry, peanut shells coming to mind. Very light citrus hops wink in and out (they use Centennial in this). The vanilla beans add a tinge of floral perfume and do not dominate the proceedings. Debates about price points notwithstanding (I think the ingredients these guys use and their entire approach justifies the cost, not to mention how freaking good the beers are), Maine Beer Company proves here that they aren't just hop wizards, although I imagine I will always prefer the hoppy stuff from these guys.

08-20-2014 15:41:28 | More by CalgaryFMC
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Bottle dated 7/15/14 poured into coffee cup (all I have in hotel)

A- Dark brown/black with thin tan head
S- Huge coffee notes. The faintest hint of vanilla or something sweet
T- Creamy, roasted maltiness, maybe a bit of bitter coffee notes, but where is the vanilla??? None in my bottle
M- Dryish finish. Creamy up front. Nice full and light mouth feel

O- Mouthfeel is there, but taste is of an average dry irish style stout. I get no vanilla.

08-20-2014 01:52:41 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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douginromeo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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New Jersey

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Illinois

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New York

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Connecticut

4.36/5  rDev +10.4%

Appearance is very dark brown with a light brown head. The smell has a lot of malt to it giving off some very sweet aromas. The taste is full of dark chocolate and a little bit of espresso. Also the vanilla bean makes for a semi-sweet, very delicious finish. The mouthfeel was also nice consistency for a stout, not overly thick but with a very defined body. Overall I really liked it. I'll definitely pick up another one soon.

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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New York

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Quebec (Canada)

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Massachusetts

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,613 ratings.