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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,615 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,615
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 81
Gots: 211 | 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%

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New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

Stout style creates an obviously dark appearance with nice head retention. Little to no aroma. The bitterness is rather subdued for a stout. Though the beer was brewed with vanilla beans, I also picked up on an almost salty chocolatey note. The mouth feel was velvety and incredibly smooth. Overall a great choice for the stout category, of which I am not the biggest fan.

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pours very dark with extremely dark head. lots of coffee vanilla on the nose, very roasty. flavor matches with some dark chocolate, and hops. light to medium bodied, creamy fluffy feel. very nice brew indeed. bit of brown sugar and milky sweetness. very drinkable

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Pour is a dark brown with a tan head and a fair bit of bubbles. Nose is moderate roasted malt, notes of cooked coffee bean with a decent touch of vanilla and notes of dark chocolate. Taste is not sweet but does have a good bit of the vanilla. Light roasted malts, rich chocolate and vanilla, a marshmallow quality, well balanced and not sugary. Pretty well done! Medium body and incredibly smooth feel with gentle carbonation. Very easy to drink.

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SLeffler27

New York

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%

Mean Old Tom pours very dark brown and is almost black in a Cisco fisheye pint glass. Slight red highlights reveal themselves beneath three fingers of a dense, creamy, light chestnut head that lasts an eternity. After the head turns to a pancake batter consistency, it leaves a thick webbing of lace. Maine Beer Company also has nice, simple, label art.

Chocolate latte fills the nose with roasted back notes. Cashew and bittersweet chocolate give way to vanilla and lactose as it warms.

The flavor, while more roasted, generally follows the nose. This beer has a decent balance as baker’s chocolate overtakes coffee and vanilla. A modest finish brings one back while warmth brings out black coffee.

A full, creamy body with alcohol as expected and modest, fine, prickly carbonation.

This bottle was originally purchased to honor a friend who recently joined the ranks of the elderly. While I’m not sure if he enjoyed the homage, the beer was enjoyed with lengthy, nonsensical conversation. A second bottle was aged about ten months, which mellowed out the alcohol and the vanilla. Aged or not, this is an enjoyable beer that works as well on a warm day as a cold, windy, November evening.

03-22-2014 19:55:36 | More by SLeffler27
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,615 ratings.