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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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89
very good

1,546 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,546
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 80
Gots: 201 | FT: 8
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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Ratings: 1,546 | Reviews: 346 | Display Reviews Only:
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MaineMike

Maine

3/5  rDev -24.1%

12-17-2011 23:33:25 | More by MaineMike
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

05-22-2012 01:43:18 | More by SickNukes
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Myst

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -24.1%

05-19-2013 04:26:37 | More by Myst
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SFC21

Florida

3/5  rDev -24.1%

02-18-2012 17:16:27 | More by SFC21
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SColl

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Date Dec. 6, 2012
Type/ Style Porter
Package 22 oz
Location Home
ABV 6.5%

Aroma: Chocolate, Vanilla, Alcohol

Appearance: Black, Brown Head

Body/Texture: Thin Mouthfeel, Slight Alcohol burn

Aftertaste: Coffee, Chocolate, Oak, Wood

Overall: 3/5 Ok beer, I expected more and was a bit underwhelmed, none of the flavors really stood out and the mouthfeel was a little thinner than I would have liked.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 17:49:46 | More by SColl
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

03-23-2013 18:06:01 | More by ejimhof
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.1%

01-16-2012 03:12:33 | More by TheDudeRules
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VTBrewHound

Vermont

3/5  rDev -24.1%

04-18-2014 10:45:58 | More by VTBrewHound
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WhiteLight68

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.1%

07-14-2013 20:28:25 | More by WhiteLight68
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Soto

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -24.1%

09-20-2013 05:27:19 | More by Soto
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Brutus627

Maine

3/5  rDev -24.1%

06-24-2014 01:39:57 | More by Brutus627
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

08-21-2012 03:39:08 | More by tmars13
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.1%

07-07-2014 23:54:43 | More by Nichols33
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Rau71

California

3/5  rDev -24.1%

06-04-2012 04:23:03 | More by Rau71
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Perilousleigh

Maine

3/5  rDev -24.1%

12-08-2012 22:19:18 | More by Perilousleigh
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Screper

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.1%

11-14-2011 11:46:20 | More by Screper
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ZJPierce

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.1%

04-30-2013 21:25:14 | More by ZJPierce
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superdan73

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -24.1%

04-28-2012 02:54:20 | More by superdan73
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev -24.1%

03-09-2012 23:42:40 | More by rderedin
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gunpwdr

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.1%

04-03-2013 01:44:42 | More by gunpwdr
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devmclark

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.1%

07-24-2014 22:22:20 | More by devmclark
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rhong187

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Served from 16.9 oz bottle. Many thanks to jvst for this extra!

A - Poured into a tulip glass which produced a finger and a half of head. Color wasn't as dark as expected, reminded me of a nice porter.

S - little chocolate, without much vanilla present

T - dark chocolate with a very small amount of vanilla. Tastes very much like the smell, without one flavor being very overpowering.

M - One of the first things that I noticed was how thin this beer was. Unfortunately, this definitely felt watered down.

An average offering from Maine Beer Company. I can't say that I'd pick one up in my journeys, but it won't turn me off to trying any other brews that Maine Beer Company has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 04:45:01 | More by rhong187
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottled on 01/05/2012. 16.9oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a deep brown, near black, color with dark brown hues around the edges and bottom of the glass. The head is perhaps the lightest, color-wise, that I have seen on a stout. It's a light tan color, nearing off-white. The light head sitting atop the dark body is quite striking. The foam sticks to glass nicely.

The nose is just ok. It's quite subdued and it takes a bit to discern some of the aromas. It's a bit roasty with some lighter chocolate notes. As it warms a bit there is a sweetness to it as well. There is an even more subtle hint of vanilla.

The taste is a step up from the nose, but still not a ton of complexity. It's pretty sweet all the way through. Starts off with a substantial sweetness that is balanced out with some light roasty notes. There is a nice dose of some vanilla that comes in smoothly towards the finish and saves the beer from being bland.

The body is on the heavier side of medium with light carbonation. Combined they give the beer a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

This beer was just ok for me. It looks fantastic and feels right on for the style but the flavors and aromas are just too muted. I'm all for being subtle and straightforward with simple flavors but this one might seems to need a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 02:29:04 | More by ms11781
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to ActonBrewer for this! Poured into globe... Reviewing from notes

A- Pours almost completely black with about a half finger, light tan colored head. Leaves no lacing behind...

S- This almost entirely straight cereal grain. Cheerios in glass is all I get out of this. No vanilla, no coffee, no sweetness, just raw grain. Not a terrible aroma, but some depth would be nice!

T/M- Still too much cereal grain. Not much vanilla presence, perhaps it sweetens up a bit, but I fail to recognize any actual vanilla flavors? I do get a nice bitterness in the middle palate, kinda roasty. But again, dominated by raw barley and wheat and oats. Light body keeps it from being too taxing, and a good feel for this profile.

O- Overall not much to this but I do like it. Incredibly drinkable, but it is underwhelming in the end. Not something to really try and pick apart, next time I'll just drink and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 14:54:25 | More by TheGordianKnot
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to baconsausage for this brew. There's only one more Maine Brewing beer I haven't had, I feel like I need to go for the trifecta. To cap off a Saturday night with I, Robot in the DVD player (yes, my wife is away!).

Nice packagaing; I always like it when a beer has a story to tell. Pours black, with a deeply buried heart of red when held to the light. Smell is strong, espresso, with a shot of milk & vanilla.

Mean Old Tom is a hard-roasted beer. The roast dominates; very coffee in the mouth. In fact, it's the entirety of the beer. I like roast, more than most, but I like something else in the mix.

Decent enough beer, but not much to it. I like a shot of coffee in my beer, not the reverse, & that's the case here.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 04:49:26 | More by maximum12
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,546 ratings.