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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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1,802 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,802
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 94
Gots: 236 | 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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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

enjoyed on-tap from the pour farm tavern. review taken from notes.

a: black in color, completely opaque with a thick tan head that slowly settles into a nice lacing around the glass.

s: rich malty aroma with notes of chocolate and roasted malt.

t: lots of malt flavor with a heavy chocolate malt sweetness. roasted malt flavor is there with subtle notes of vanilla. well balanced and easy to drink but this stout leans a bit towards the sweet side.

m: wonderfully smooth mouthfeel.

glad i got the opportunity to try this one. a good stout well worth trying.

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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours dark brown with a one finger khaki head. Not much lacing to speak of.

S - Roasted malts, vanilla bean and semi-sweet chocolate.

T - Strong bitter dark chocolate with underpinnings of roasted malts and a dry sweet vanilla (not overly).

M - On the light side of medium body with light carbonation. A dryer stout, not wet to me.

O - A simple addition to a stout that makes it intriguing.

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3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

very dark to black in color about 1/8 inch head and some light lacing. strong aroma,s of roasted malt and coffee. wow very strong, smokey, burnt roasted malt hits you some dark chocolate some vanilla in the taste. mouthfeel is light carbonation ok not weak didn't taste any smoother for the oats in the brew. a little to strong and bitter for my taste and i am not putting it down in any way.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Jason!

Dark brown, medium head, medium retention. Smells burnt and acrid at times; the roast is powerful in the taste as well. So charrred with only hints of vanilla. Tastes too tart because of the acidity... I think the roast is up there for a beer not so big and could have been dialed down. The beer is lost in it. Mouthfeel is right on though.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Roger85
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into my Founders snifter. Thanks for the beer wittyname!

Appearance: Pours a dark brown/ black with amber accents on the edges. Has a nice looking dark tan head that doesn't last too long. Leaves decent lace.

Smell: Smells like a stout- nothing special. Nice roasted malts, a touch of caramel and chocolate. Couldn't get any vanilla.

Taste: Taste follows the smell, with a trace amount of vanilla on the tail end. Nothing really stands out, but it is well balanced.

Mouthfeel: It is thin, but this isn't an imperial stout. I think it's right where it should be.

Overall: This is a good stout. I wish it offered a stronger nose and that there was a bit more vanilla in the taste. It is very understated to the point you actively have to look for it. That being said, I'd definitely drink it again.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,802 ratings.