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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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89
very good

1,634 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,634
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 82
Gots: 216 | 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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Ratings: 1,634 | Reviews: 351 | Display Reviews Only:
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

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
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CreightonSM

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-13-2013 23:29:15 | More by CreightonSM
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clay23

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-19-2014 01:14:00 | More by clay23
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-11-2013 03:42:44 | More by alex_hart
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-28-2014 03:54:55 | More by Exeter
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MCain04

Illinois

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
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-18-2014 21:51:50 | More by superdoopersauce
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halo913

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-01-2013 22:50:25 | More by halo913
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-06-2014 02:26:45 | More by Mark5252
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sunofneurot

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-12-2013 01:49:30 | More by sunofneurot
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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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RKing44

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-19-2014 16:24:49 | More by RKing44
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Morakaton

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-09-2014 00:30:55 | More by Morakaton
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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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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-30-2014 04:21:24 | More by costanzo_mike
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C2H5

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-02-2013 05:34:34 | More by C2H5
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JxExM

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-20-2012 01:55:05 | More by JxExM
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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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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

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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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
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,634 ratings.