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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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89
very good

1,626 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,626
Reviews: 350
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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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-07-2013 00:09:30 | More by MNBeer1017
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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New Jersey

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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.26/5  rDev +7.8%

Bottle purchased at a small grocery store in Waterbury, VT.

Pours black, not the darkest black ever, but still pretty nice. Frothy mocha colored head, about 1 inch. Not much lacing.

Smells include roasted malt, vanilla beans, and chocolate.

The taste is similar. The beer never shies from what it claims to be- a vanilla stout. Lots of great earthy sweet vanilla flavors- not too cloying, at all. Some coffee flavors as well, alongside strong chocolate. Not much hop flavor. No incredible head-banging flavors here, just a lot of subtle niceties.

Silky sweet and smooth mouthfeel, likely from the use of oats. Low carbonation. Very drinkable.

Good to see that MBC can do non-hoppy beers, this is one is understated and elegant.

04-04-2013 15:28:54 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-03-2013 20:05:17 | More by Mattyb79
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gunpwdr

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.1%

04-03-2013 01:44:42 | More by gunpwdr
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-02-2013 18:19:39 | More by bbrown12
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Pennsylvania

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04-02-2013 03:12:03 | More by chefduff2
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oberon

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%

Pours nearly jet black except for a tinge of ruby when held right up to the light,a creamy beige head atop that left a broken ring of lace behind.Vanilla and more vanilla in the nose,some dark roast comes into play as well as some chocolate but the vanilla wins out.It's roasted on the palate but I love the vanilla warming flavors,it's not overly sweet with a nice somewhat drying earthy finish.This beer is underrated in my opinion,it's warming with a nice vanilla flavor that isn't overly done,a great beer.

03-31-2013 22:38:14 | More by oberon
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Pennsylvania

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Connecticut

4.11/5  rDev +4.1%

Blackish brown with a thick and frothy head that rises up a full inch, and then settles out to a low cap with legs and ringlets rising up the sides of the glass. Rich aroma of darkly roasted malt and subtle vanilla. Rich flavor of roasty malt, somewhat smokey, bitter malt, cocoa, root beer, some hop bitterness, subtle hop flavors, subtle vanilla notes. Rich mouthfeel, but a bit slick, yet tannic. Really good beer.

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Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

A: Thick, dark black. Amber head.

S: Heavy chocolate, a little vanilla

T: Initially quite sweet, but quickly dips south into bitter unsweetened chocolate. Roast and vanilla round it off nicely. Long bitter chocolate finish.

M: Medium carbonation, maybe a little more than I would have expected given the flavor

O: Quite good. The carbonation conflicts with the favor profile a bit, but overall pretty unique and very enjoyable.

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New York

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Massachusetts

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hopoilcrazy

Tennessee

4.21/5  rDev +6.6%

Thanks to gpugliese for this awesome extra!

A- Obsidian tinge, slight, very slight port shades. Nice firm eggshell head that sticks around for awhile. No lacing, but a solid ring forms and hangs out.

S- Strong vanilla aroma wafts out with a german chocolate hit. Very light coffee note.

T- Lighter than I expected, but still very good: nice and balanced with the malt monster rearing its head immediately and then being tamed a little with hop bitterness. The finish is crisp tasting of light roasted coffee. The vanilla bouquet does not come through in the flavor hardly at all.

M- The feel is medium bodied and crisp. Not chewy, but pleasing.

This is definitely a solid beer, and it is well crafted which is what makes it exceptional.

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Pennsylvania

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,626 ratings.