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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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88
very good

1,505 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,505
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 78
Gots: 196 | FT: 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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North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jzeilinger for this bottle awhile back! Cheers, Jeff!

Poured into a snifter. Deep black. Thick mocha-head on top. Sweet aroma - mocha coffee, vanilla cream, roasted malt. Nothing extraordinary, but still smells inviting. Smooth texture, velvety feel. A little light on the carbonation though.

Sweet vanilla kiss right off. Melds into a warm chocolate flavor with a bit of char on the back end. A touch of alcohol noted, but it is incorporated well into the beer, adding a nice touch of heat to it. This was a really good beer. Glad I added it to my wants. Thanks again, Jeff.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 01:46:37 | More by Onenote81
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a fantastic stout, im sure there will be a barrel version of this some day right? wow. it pours a midnight black color with creamy frothy thick off white head with fantastic retention. the nose is a big stout to me, the vanilla doesn't add much aromatically, somewhat surprisingly. big bitter barley malt and a hint of cocoa is all. the flavor is true to style, rich and creamy, not sweet at all, more bitter than anything, and the vanilla is also subtle, but natural. its less vanilla intensive than some others, which is just fine by me, it lets the malts really shine. big sturdy mouthfeel, soft and dry, full body, enough bubbles. this is one of the better beers in the genre ive encountered for some time. a really nice beer, like they all are, from maine beer company.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 22:13:57 | More by StonedTrippin
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jd18

New York

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Initially I was wowed by the bold heavy taste with a nice light vanilla layer. A few sips in and I wish the carbonation was less. It has a decent mouthfeel outside of the fizzy carbonation I keep getting and it's a bit thin to me. There was a thin tan head ontop of a black as night body. I poured into a snifter slightly below cellar temp. As it warms the carbonation fades to a more pleasant level but still to present for me.What I like most is the bitterness of this stout and how nicely it balances against the sweet vanilla flavors.

A well balanced stout that could be a great one with less carbonation and more body. Definitely worth a buy or a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 01:42:56 | More by jd18
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Indiana

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New Hampshire

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Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap at House of 1000 Beers

A - Pours a rich black brown, big two finger tan head, mild lacing.
S - Great vanilla scent, some well balanced roasted malts, baking chocolates, a light note of earthy hops.
T - The vanilla flavor in this is good, its not overbearing either, the malt is balanced, not too sweet or smokey/roasted. There is a mild hop profile underneath, sometimes hard to get to though.
M - Creamy and smooth, but the mild ABV doesnt make this sticky or too heavy at all. Love that.
O - A really good Stout that I could enjoy more than one in a setting. The vanilla isnt as potent as they make it out to be in flavor, but its a nice touch. I'd say its similar to Dominion's Oak Barrel Stout.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2013 11:47:25 | More by Omnium
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California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Ohio

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Virginia

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Illinois

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Washington

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Maryland

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Maryland

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New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint glass.

Pours dark black, full 1/4 inch of tan foam. Sticks around the sides. Coffee espresso nose, hints of vanilla. Burnt wood too. Taste is a full malt bitter, coffee notes. Undercurrent of vanilla, especially in the aftertaste. Chewy. Real good.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,505 ratings.