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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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1,665 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,665
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 83
Gots: 220 | 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 +1.3%

Bottle dated 082612 08. So, August 26, 2012. Poured in to tulip.

A -Black with half a finger of medium brown head.

S - Big sweet vanilla aroma up front with roast and hints of coffee in the background.

T - Vanilla up front that immediately gives way to a huge roast profile and some bitter coffee flavours. Fairly sweet overall with some balancing bitterness.

M - Medium body, Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Nov 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

EricLander, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

snowmaggedon, Nov 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

mkeene78, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

nquigley16, Nov 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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baybum, Nov 19, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -8.1%

Look- Black in color, no transparency

Smell- This beer is aged on natural vanilla beans, but I can't really pick up on much vanilla in the scent. I smell a really great smokey scent, roasted malt, and maybe even a little hint of coffee!

Taste- This was so much better than the first time I tried this on tap. Perhaps it is best served from the bottle. I really love the smokey flavor and the way the roasted malt and vanilla comes together. The vanilla is very subtle but in the perfect way-just enough to compliment the other flavors! It is somewhat hard for me to distinguish was else I'm tasting; maybe some maple, coffee, and cocoa? It is just so good and that is not just Mean Old Tom talking!

mouth feel: lighter than a typical stout, but regardless it still has a ton of flavor!

Overall: I'd recommend this for sure. Maine Beer Co. is a solid brewery and always puts out a great beer. I'm really happy I gave this another try.

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sarajayne, Nov 18, 2012
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YourOnlyMan, Nov 14, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%

Coffee black with a pretty tall head. Due to my particular glass the head was slow to form looking quite similar to a stout on nitro. An excting event as it flowed down my glass. As i drink the foaminess lingers withs lots of lacing.
The aroma boasts a good amount of roasted malts and barley but the vanilla is quite restrained and weak.
Taste is awsome as one might expect from these brewers with lots of roasted goodness some coffee and vanilla. the vanilla is not as strong as i would have expected. It does serve to boost up the other flavors.
Drinks smooth with an ashen or charcoal feel but with the amount of roast I detect in this brew it's perfectly accetable for me.
This is another quaility brew from the boys up there in Maine. As this beer warms the flavors and feel become more pronouned. Definitly worthy.

micromaniac129, Nov 11, 2012
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,665 ratings.