Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,818
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 96
Gots: 240 | FT: 10
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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Photo of BostonHops
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle served in a pint glass.
bottled date: 11/10/11

pours a deep mahogany / cola-like brown while yielding a healthy 2" head (w an aggressive pour); very respectable retention and lacing. nose is likewise very nice, headlined by coffee, some chocolate, and roasted malt.

flavor delivers more of the same, with the coffee and chocolate in particular being well-represented. i also get some secondary notes of vanilla and a hint of char. medium bodied mouthfeel, a touch thin, with average carbonation.

overall a very nice, easy-drinking stout. no wow factor necessarily but no worse than a C+/B- range brew.

(originally reviewed: 12-05-2011)

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle into tulip. 11/10/11 bottle date.

Pours with a healthy 2F of tan head over a deep, opaque black body. Really nice lacing.

Aromas carry cocoa nibs, vanilla bean, light coffee grinds, and light charcoal.

Very creamy on the palate, wielding flavors of soft bittersweet chocolate, Dunkin Donuts iced coffee with half-and-half, and other assorted roasted deliciousness.

Mouthfeel is soft and creamy, with just a touch of carbonation...would be insane on nitro.

Usually it takes me 2-3 tries of something new before I really fall in love with it, but this one was love at first sip. Tremendously elegant and smooth... Must, find, sixtel, immediately ...

edit: WTF is with the reviews below? This is an American Stout, not a RIS or ADIS. C'mon people, review to Style!

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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pour is a beautiful looking stout, a dark body with a nice two inch milk chocolate head, rocky thick lace on the glass.

The smell is a nice coffee aroma with some chocolate and tons of vanilla. All three of these flavors reach perfect harmony on the taste, where the once subtle chocolate and coffee come through big, and the sweet vanilla smoothes out the bitter on the finish.

Really good stout, really hits on the flavors I look for, with the vanilla being a nice twist.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark cola brown with three fingers of creamy mocha head.

Smell - roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla, hint of coffee, slight hint of dark fruit.

Taste - Mellow flavours of roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla, hint of coffee and dark fruit.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Milky (not to be confused with creamy) texture.

Overall - An American stout that is more subdued than I am used to for the style. There are good flavours in here but I wish they were more pronounced.

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,818 ratings.