Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company
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3.95/5 rDev 0%
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 B+ range brew.
12-05-2011 02:57:26 | More by perrymarcus
3.69/5 rDev -6.6%
500ml bottle from BostonRyan, thanks, 12/01/12, poured into a FFF Teku. Stout and vanilla beans... color me intrigued.
A: Dark brown/black, khaki head of 2+ fingers, rich and thick with OK lacing and retention.
S: Roasty malts and some coffee, not getting much vanilla on the nose, nice aroma but we'll have to see if the vanilla comes through more on the taste.
T: Interesting. There's a semi-sweet tartness that dominates the taste here. Some roasted malts and coffee as well, not getting a lot of vanilla though, but maybe that's the sweetness I'm tasting. All in all, definitely a unique-tasting stout.
M: A little too thin and too carbonated for my liking. Wet feel to the finish.
O: Certainly pleased to have tried this brew, but probably wouldn't have it again. Perhaps I just like my stouts bigger and fuller, but the taste wasn't quite right here either. May just be personal taste though.
04-19-2013 02:58:10 | More by MCain04
4.28/5 rDev +8.4%
Pours black in color with a 1 finger tan head that has good retention.
There is a rich chocolate malt character in the nose. Vanilla is next and is very subtle but well balanced.
Taste is very well balanced. Chocolate malt is rich, the woody note pulls through also even though I don't think it's barrel aged. Vanilla is subtle and does
Mouthfeel is great for a stout. Good rich body but not to thick. Carbonation is good.
07-27-2013 21:54:03 | More by Fcolle2
4.3/5 rDev +8.9%
Thanks to Axic10 for this extra!
A- Pours a cola brown with a 1 finger tan head that recedes to a ring around the top of the brew
S- Definite vanilla notes with roasty malt flavors in the background
T- Sweet notes to go with the roasty malts you get from the nose. Not straight vanilla but some sucrose sweetness keeping everything tasty
M- Thin :( If this beer were thicker it would be phenominal.
O- I really enjoy this and would love to be able to try it again
02-21-2012 03:34:41 | More by pschul4
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,634 ratings.