Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company
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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
3.25/5 rDev -17.7%
16.9oz bottle poured into a Portsmouth tulip. Bottle sent by 603BeerMe, thanks Clark!
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
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
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
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,610 ratings.