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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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89
very good

1,933 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,933
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 110
Gots: 295 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dciBA on 03-03-2010

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.
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Ratings: 1,933 | Reviews: 384
Photo of kawilliams81
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz bottle into a. 8 oz snifter.

A- pours near black with a 1 finger dark tan head. Big waves and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, and pine.

T- dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, some lactose amd slight pine bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice creaminess and has bigger body than you would expect from the abv.

O- nice stout with roast, chocolate and creaminess.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the bottle share hosted by Adam Fine Wine & Liquor held at Sophie’s Place in Redondo Beach, CA.

Bottled 5/3/12.

Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, and vanilla beans. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice aromas and flavors that make it tasty and easy to drink.

Photo of Knapp85
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a decent lookig black color. The head was a tan color. The head fades away leave just a film over top of the beer. The smell of the beer has a roasted aroma, with some chocolate notes, not really picking up on the vanilla like I had hoped for. The taste of the beer is roasted, it's got a toasted flavor it in the finish, not much of a hop profile or anything. The mouthfeel is dry and slightly creamy. Overall I was hoping that this had a little more vanilla to it. It's a decent stout in my opinion.

Photo of brydeen
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of lern
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm actually surprised this has a lower score than lunch and mo, etc from Maine, as I think this is better honestly.

Pours a nice dark brown to black hue, nice fluffy tan head and good lacing. Nice look.

A lot of vanilla in the nose with a nice smoke and roast edge as well. Really a nice tight and aromatic American stout, cocoa powder and molasses too.

The taste is great, nice roast and just a slight vanilla, some almost bourbon like tastes. Maybe a bit of slight fruit sort of tart. Pretty nice.

Feel is good and roasty, nice pub draft feel out of the bottle, I think Maine excels in this category.

A nice beer, very solid.

Photo of cfrances33
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 5/31/12 poured into a Tired Hands tulip/wineglass.

Pour: Very dark brown, almost black with a finger and a half tan head.

Smell: Vanilla, roasty oats, little bit of coffee.

Taste: Really great roasty oats and bitter mocha. Some espresso bitterness and vanilla. Really great.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, but light and drinkable.

Overall: Pretty solid stout. Has aspects of an oatmeal stout, so almost a hybrid. Nice though. Would maybe get again.

Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.59/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - dark stout brown/black, with a very small medium tan head that rings quickly

S - the vanilla is quite prevalent in the aroma, distinguishable and palatable, chocolate and roasted mocha malts are all very welcoming

T - a bit on the the acidic side of chocolate, but thats not a downside, a complex flavor made up of chocolate, vanilla, mocha, earthy peat malts. Maybe even a hint of anise.

M&D - Smooth and easy down with plenty of life on the palate. The flavor is complex without being overbearing, easily pairable with food and even sessionable. A great intro to this brewery for me.

Photo of Trevdawg
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of hattingc
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of jdhilt
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger light brown head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Black color no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and light-medium bodied. Vanilla nose and flavor is sweet vanilla and roasted coffee. Decent stout. $6.49 for a 500ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

Photo of thegerm87
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown, almost black, in color with a small off-white head. Roast is the dominant aroma here with a fair amount of chocolate and cocoa. Smells a bit...dusty? Some hints of vanilla, but not as much as I would have expected. The flavor is a touch watery and thin. Does have a nice chocolate and vanilla character, though. Good, but could have been better.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with creamy flavors of chocolate, coffee and vanilla up front. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in. The hops presence is mild as it should be in this type of beer and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a very solid beer worth drinking for a long time.

Photo of nomadnick
2/5  rDev -49.6%

Photo of shafnutz05
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at my local Whole Foods.

A - A pretty smooth pour. No noticeable head, Pours a dark brown/black.

S - The first thing to hit my nose was the chocolate/coffee undertones, with the vanilla coming in after that. Was expecting the vanilla first.

T - A nice combination of multiple flavors. The vanilla, chocolate, and coffee flavors combine nicely and none of the individual parts are overwhelming. It maintains that consistency throughout.

M - Very heavy, and carbonates quickly (but not in a bad way). Almost takes on a creamy quality, and that's not a bad thing.

I'm a huge fan of stouts, and this is a very good example. Not too overpowering, but you can definitely pick out the different flavors that combine nicely in the final product. Definitely a slow-drinking brew, but recommend.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jfmamj
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of beerdedbiker
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of PhatAtUT
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of garuda
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Fresh Batch in Freeport, Maine:

In a pint glass:

A: dark brown/black body with a half finger of white head. The head lasts about fifteen seconds. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen and there was no lacing.

S: good mixture between coffee, cocoa and vanilla, and a slight bit of chocolate comes in as the beer warms.

T: bittersweet through the vanilla and cocoa mixed well and in front with the coffee coming in just to balance it a bit

M: medium with a moderate carbonation, good blend between wet and dry, sessionable for the standard, but I had it on a hot July day ( probably gonna have to come back to this in the colder months)

O: I'm glad I tried this because I did like it

Photo of liamt07
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Pino, 500ml into a tulip - dating is smudged here.

Black body, beige head of a couple fingers. Moderate retention and a bit of lace. Nose has dark chocolate, cocoa, roast and a mild vanilla bean note. Tastes of milk chocolate, coffee-like roast, and vanilla bean notes are quite subtle. Medium mouthfeel, but on the lighter side of things. Quite nice in terms of carbonation though. A nicely flavoured stout, certainly revistable.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
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