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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,610 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,610
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 80
Gots: 210 | 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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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-13-2014 05:33:45 | More by IanSpindler
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

10-06-2013 12:37:44 | More by Flabbyjandro
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Rons35

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

01-26-2014 00:13:36 | More by Rons35
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sgregory

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-02-2013 20:38:25 | More by sgregory
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pschul4

Illinois

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
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-08-2011 00:56:47 | More by Yabev15
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

16.9oz bottle poured into a Portsmouth tulip. Bottle sent by 603BeerMe, thanks Clark!

Batch #1

A - Pours a chocolate brown, much lighter than I expected, with a large tan-colored head, about 2.5-fingers in height. Retention is pretty good, lasting for several minutes, leaving long, horizontal trails of foam behind. A milky cap lies in its wake.

S - The nose is full of espresso roast, a bit of cocoa and hints of vanilla. It may be the age, but I can't say the vanilla beans are the focal point of the nose. A touch of grassy hops in the finish.

T - The flavor really echoes the notes coming from the aroma. Mainly some mild coffee roast, chocolate syrup and cocoa powder, and a slight French Vanilla flavor. A splash of spicy and floral hops in the finish. Aftertaste consists of bitterness from both the roast and hops.

M - Mouthfeel is relatively thin with decent carbonation. A bit too thin for my liking, especially for style and purported flavors.

D/O - Drinkability is moderate. While the flavors are nice, they are a bit too mild and lacking the vanilla I was looking forward to. The mouthfeel as well does this beer no favors, as it is a bit thin and even watery at times. Cool label, though!

09-27-2011 05:18:26 | More by nhindian
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -11.9%

Poured into a goblet. Born on date 8/26/12. Color was a very dark dark opaque brown, with a nice 1 finger creamy light brown head. Head thinned out fairly fast, but left a thin layer with plenty of lacing. Aroma was very slightly sweet. Subtle chocolate notes, but very faint, with a bit of brunt vanilla. Flavor started off sweet, than developed a bit of tang, with some earthiness that hung around in the mouth. Mellowed out a bit over time which made it more enjoyable. Felt ok in the mouth. Definitely hung around for a while, coated nicely, but left a slightly strange feel at the back of the throat. Definitely showed potential, but perhaps needs a bit more time to mellow out.

08-26-2013 22:05:29 | More by mountdew1
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Fcolle2

Illinois

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
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ethanmc12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-11-2013 04:08:44 | More by ethanmc12
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-09-2014 18:10:18 | More by IAmHollywood13
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New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-17-2013 20:16:25 | More by Evarigan
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mgr78704

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-14-2014 13:34:02 | More by mgr78704
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swierczt

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-05-2013 01:26:14 | More by swierczt
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-03-2014 02:17:38 | More by dailyminefield
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-08-2013 20:36:49 | More by dcguitar
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-22-2011 04:12:35 | More by s1ckboy
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-10-2013 01:41:26 | More by CCutch
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oldedog

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-21-2013 01:04:14 | More by oldedog
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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DruRho

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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Massachusetts

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-23-2013 00:39:02 | More by lic217
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,610 ratings.