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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,934
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 111
Gots: 296 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dciBA on 03-03-2010

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.
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Ratings: 1,934 | Reviews: 385
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3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Maine Mean Old Tom is a stout that tastes like a fire pit (but not exactly in a bad way). Or maybe a fire pit that people threw a few cigars and some Hershey bars into.

A: Black colour and a 1 cm head that lasts very well. 4.5

S: Malty with some nice chocolate notes. 4

T: Malty with strong burnt flavours. The finish is very ashy and a little bitter. There are also some flavours that could be described as being like dark chocolate and cigars. 3.5

M: Foamy. 4

O: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Had on draft at Lures that was nitro.

A-Pours black with a finger of tan head. Okay lacing.

S-Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, and some coffee.

T-Taste is balanced chocolate and vanilla sweet with hints of coffee.

M-Mouthfeel has a medium body. Smooth and silky on the tongue.

O-Overall a great stout could use more lacing.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.47/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from my notes. A draft pour from the only keg in existence (at least with this batch) into my Uprising chalice as part of Novare Res' beer and chocolate pairings for Valentines Day.

The beer is dark brown in color and has lots of clinging and rising carbonation. A small foamy head covers a portion of the liquid, some some bare areas remain. A coat of film and patchy foam cover the sides of my glass after I swirl the beer about.

The nose has a combination of coffee/chocolate/mocha aromas. It's roasty, sweet and has a touch of bitterness.

I can taste vanilla and and coffee bitterness. There is an interesting sweetness in the aftertaste that, for me, takes some getting used to.

The beer is sticky and leaves a big coat behind. Lots of carbonation can be felt and the body lies comfortably between medium and full bodied.

This is an enjoyable stout, but I prefer MBC's other offerings a lot more. I wouldn't drink more than one of these in a session, considering that it probably come sin 16oz bottles.

I should note that some of the flavors, textures and especially the appearance of this beer makes me think it could have come from a cask, but the menu did not indicate such, so I reviewed it as though it was a normal draft pour.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

01/27/2013 vintage, 500 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a jet black body with tons of mocha foam. Dies down quickly but leaves behind excellent lacing and retention.

S - Really huge blast of coffee beans, milk chocolate and sweet vanilla. A bit minerally on the finish. There is something about this aroma that reminds me a lot of HIll Farmstead's Everett, but it falls a bit short.

T - Coffee, chocolate malts, sweet vanilla and some light roast. Quite tasty.

M - Medium bodied and creamy.

O - Perhaps it was my inclination to stack this up against double and imperial stouts....but that is not what this beer is. Its a relatively moderate ABV stout with a solid coffee and vanilla flavor. Its tasty and enjoyable, but not exactly world class. Once again I feel conflicted on the price tag of an MBC beer....

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
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