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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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1,677 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,677
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500ml bottle, bottled 031114.

Pours a dark brown with a thick, 4 finger brown head and great retention. Aroma is coca, and chocolate shavings. Taste has a nice semi-sweet chocolate base but not getting much vanilla. Medium body at best, lacks a little but a good pick i think.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Serving Type: Poured from a 1 Pint .9FL.oz. bottle into mug.
-Bottled on date of 051114

A) Dark, dark brown, bordering black. Just a sliver of light tries to penetrate the edges but struggles to do so. An inch or so of frothy tan head tops of the brew and hangs out for a couple of minutes before dwindling to a sparse thin blanket of bubbles. Very small amounts of lacing patched around the sides as I sip away.

S) Smell is pretty damn amazing. Roasty charred bitterness that is accompanied by a semi-sweet, milk chocolatey delight, is swirling with fine hints of French vanilla. Very intriguing.

T) The roastyness is exactly what I look for in my American Stouts, very pronounced, but not overwhelming. The use of Vanilla is nicely applied also, as it is apparent from start to finish but doesn't completely take over the palate. Traces of coa coa and a slight hop bitterness round things off pretty damn well. Delicious!

M) One smooth and incredibly creamy mouthfeel to this stout. Very drinkable indeed.

O) This is my first sampling from Maine Beer Co., and after this tasty treat, will surely not be my last. Being readily available in my area, this could become my new go to American Stout. Excellent Brew.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled: 040814. I have tried this a few times now and remember it being good. Time for the official notes.

A- Poured from a 500ml bottle to a snifter with a black body akin to medium thick stouts, not quite motor oil. A crown forms on the beer to about two fingers with a thick, creamy texture and a color that reminds me of milk chocolate. Good retention and lacing is plentiful in the form of webs and spots.

S- Deeply roasted grain aromatics pop out of the glass. Notes of milk chocolate, heavily roast barley, toasted oats, coffee grounds and a light vanilla sweetness towards the back end but very subtle.

T- Chocolate and then roast are the main players of this stout base. Deep and decadent dark bitter chocolate bars coat the palate with roast barley, brown sugar, heavily roast coffee grounds and super subtle creamy vanilla sweetness. Certainly a hint of hops on the back end, earthy.

MF- Medium thickness with an amazingly silky, foamy texture that must come in part from the oats. Carbonation is moderately high for the style but works with the flavors presented. Dark cocoa bitterness fills the palate.

The vanilla beans add a nice creamy sweetness that for all purposes is subtle. However, the roasty stout base beer is a great combination of roast barley and deep dark chocolate.

cbutova, Jun 06, 2014
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,677 ratings.