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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,663 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,663
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 83
Gots: 220 | 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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Pours black in body with khaki head that melts down the side of the glass. Aroma of cocoa, mild ash, tobacco, dirt, and burnt ends. Tastes of cocoa, burnt bread, tobacco comes through toward the finish and then cocoa And vanilla come back again. Surprising how smooth this beer is. Glad to see it isn't a booze bomb either. Very refreshing despite the dry tone of the flavors. Very good stuff.

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3.53/5  rDev -10.6%

500 ml bottle, 8/20/2012 on the label, poured into a snifter.

The beer pours a nice deep brown color, almost black but not quite. A half finger of mocha head appears but is gone instantly leaving behind a thin layer of film and no lacing. The aroma is of roast and almost peated malt, mild vanilla sweetness and a touch of chocolate. The flavors are just as simple, light vanilla, milk chocolate and lots of roasted malt. The body is pretty thin, overly carbonated as well, it doesn't detract from the beer too much, but it's not really helping any.

Verdict: A much simpler beer than I was hoping for, I thought the vanilla might take this to another level, but instead, it came off artificial and lacking complexity. It's not a bad beer by any stretch and was enjoyable to drink, but it's nothing too special.

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,663 ratings.