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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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1,676 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,676
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 84
Gots: 223 | 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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3/5  rDev -24.1%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

TechBrew, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

PeakedInHighSchool, May 06, 2014
Photo of mverity
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice opaque black with some tan head and a nice medium collar. Good lacing out of this one. Aroma is really deep roasted malt, some faint coffee, and earthy too. Taste is where the vanilla comes out. Vanilla up front, char and roasted malt in the middle, then fades into a sweet dark caramel. Nice thick body and low carbonation. Very good but the whole time I felt there was just something off-putting.

mverity, Feb 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

swierczt, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

falconxman, Sep 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Rau71, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

claaark13, Oct 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

MNPikey, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

PeteRiz, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

kirkse, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split a bottle during a homebrew session.

Pours a opaque ink black. Had a nice sandy head that left a tad of webbing.

Smell was wonderful, huge vanilla and molasses notes plenty of coco and espresso as well.

A very roasty flavor. More coffee than chocolate. Pretty big flavors considering ABV. Vanilla and honey notes are more subdued than in the smell.

Somewhat silky but not like a real oatmeal stout, very rich and slick.

Great stout, probably a bit overpriced but its top shelf stuff. Great nose.

BigCheese, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DCLAguy11, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

JLapadura, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

srgj88, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Moses_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Moses_Malone, May 19, 2014
Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Darkish brown with a light tan head, about a finger.

Smell is absolutely wonderful, like a French vanilla coffee.

Taste is kind of a letdown after getting a whiff of that delicious vanilla. It's also a little thin. I prefer a thicker stout.

Overall, it's pretty good. Not great. The first Maine beer I've had that I'm not too interested in having again.

MakeMineADoubleJack, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Exeter, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

dailyminefield, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Kinsman
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fills the glass with a nice stout black body. Dense and sticky looking tan head tops it off.

Sweet and creamy on the nose. Good bit of vanilla character but not overpowering. Some roasted barley/malt notes with aromas of coffee and just a hint of fruit.

Vanilla doesn't come through as strong on the palate as it did on the nose. Roasted notes are a bit stronger with a good dose of coffee mixed in as well. Sweetness of vanilla doesn't really come through until it warms a bit. Finishes with just a slight burnt bitterness.

Mouthfeel has a medium body texture which is smooth but a bit bubbly at first but becoming creamier as it progresses. Overall, I really enjoy this stout quite a bit but it's not my favorite from the MBC lineup. Definitely would have again if the price was right.

Kinsman, Nov 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

CreightonSM, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

clay23, Apr 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

superdoopersauce, Apr 18, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

New seasonal from the guys at MBC. Have eagerly awaiting this one... Pours a robust brown with ruby edges, a nice and hearty beige head, nice life, nice lacing. Really worth a few whiffs - the nose is subtle at first, with coco and subtle vanilla, followed by some mellow coffee and chocolate. Flavors meld so well - light roastyness allows the vanilla to poke through amidst the toasty coco and chocolate, with nice coffee undertones, nutty, and a dry and dusty hop finish. Low bitterness. Super smooth texture, nice and mellow, with the perfect dry finish to balance. For the style (stout) this is supremely drinkable. This beer has the nice balance of plenty of interesting flavors and complexity, while pulled off with subtlety, yet still remains a refreshing and drinkable stout. Can't wait to see what comes next.

twelvsies, Feb 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

damienblack, Oct 13, 2013
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,676 ratings.