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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,540 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,540
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 79
Gots: 198 | FT: 8
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: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Houser for getting me this bottle. Bottle dated 11/05/13 enjoyed 17 Feb 14.

Reviewed from notes

A: Pours an opaque dark brown, clear with light through the edges showing plenty of burgundy. Very thin mocha head quickly gives way to a thin ring.

S: Aromas of mild, light roast coffee, graham cracker, a hint of roastiness, and a very faint vanilla. On warming, a slight hop dankness emerges.

T/M: Medium mouthfeel with medium carb, slightly coarse carbonation with some astringency. A slightly tart cherry sweetness with hints of raisin up front lead into a big graham cracker malt sweetness with caramel, slight hints of coffee that lingers with a bitterness through the finish. Very subtle vanilla... nearly imperceptible to the point that it's possible I was only convincing myself to find it.

O: A nice beer. A bit thin for a stout, but I actually enjoyed how drinkable it was as a consequence, and the complement of flavors was really nice. I was giving this beer credit for the vanilla that was nearly imperceptible, partly due to the bottle being slightly past its "enjoy by" recommendation. That said, I've typically not had vanilla fall off like that, so maybe there just wasn't much to begin with.

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,540 ratings.