Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company
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4.13/5 rDev +4.6%
Poured into a nonic pint glass.
A - Pours a deep black color with a nice thick light brown head.
S - Smells a lot like breakfast/dessert. Picking up on hints of coffee, toffee, chocolate and some vanilla.
T - A burst of flavors. Tons of coffee beans, chocolate. On the background I am picking up on hints of toffee and vanilla beans which adds a nice bitterness.
M - Almost feels like drinking a soda. Good carbonation, while being very easy to drink. The flavors really stick to the inside of the mouth.
O - I am not a stout drinker, but I decided to give this one a shot, having luck with all of the other MBC beers. Overall, this was an excellent brew. Very drinkable and tons of flavors. Definitely was very enjoyable on a cold VT night.
11-24-2013 20:12:50 | More by Rheaume17
4.03/5 rDev +2%
500 ml bottle (1 pint 0.9 fl oz.) with bottled on date 10/29/2013 printed on the label. My first beer from Maine Beer Company, I just started seeing these beers in my area recently. Exponentially stoked to finally have this bottle, very nice minimalist label art.
Poured into an over-sized wine glass.
A - Pours a very dark cola brown; opaque black in the glass. Three big fingers of fluffy creamy mocha head. Beautiful ribbons of lace on the glass. Looks very nice.
S - Smell is very nice: cold coffee bean roast, chocolate, some earth, some metallics, faint leather, hints of cream / lactose, and soft creamy vanilla bean.
T - More forward on the coffee bean aspect than the vanilla, but both are apparent. Bitter coffee bean roast, powdery chocolate, and delicate vanilla bean.
M - Feel is smooth and creamy with a bitter, drying finish, beckoning the palate for another sip. Dark coffee bean roast lingers.
Overall, a very nicely done stout from the Maine Beer Company. I would love to see this beer in six packs, because I would drink this stuff year-round if it was more widely available than it is. A very nice first beer for me from these guys, and I look forward to many more!
Maine Beer Company Mean Old Tom ---4/5.
11-24-2013 01:24:41 | More by mfnmbvp
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
Another fantastic offering from Maine Beer Co. So glad I have access to these now.
This is a really well balanced and crafted stout - nothing over the top at all, just very in tune with itself. Fresh coffee beans, some decent amount of roast, bitter dark chocolate and the addition of the vanilla beans yields a mocha, milk chocolate sweetness. Aroma is not very big but there are some very nice things going on - vanilla sweetness, coffee roast - cold pressed coffee -, and really fine dark chocolate shavings. Creamy mouthfeel - soft but fizzy carbonation.
Right up there with Titus, MO, and Peeper. Great stuff.
11-23-2013 14:37:02 | More by timc100
3.53/5 rDev -10.6%
A: Dark brown to black body with a thin mocha colored lacing.
S: Roasted grains dominate. There are hints of chocolate, vanilla, toffee, and coffee. The smell is mild and not very potent. There is an almost lager character to it.
T: A sessonable dark beer (if that's possible). There flavors are very mild and are smoke and roasted grains in the front. Vanilla in the middle and a bready finish. A good beer.
M: Very thin body with excellent carbonation.
O: This is not one of my favorite stouts but is a good change of pace. It is definitely on the lighter side of dark beers.
11-16-2013 03:35:49 | More by jvillefan
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,613 ratings.