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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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89
very good

1,558 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,558
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 80
Gots: 205 | 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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

They know dark beer at MBC, I love the King Titus porter, this one is pitch black big tan head forms thick and leaves fine even lacing. Aroma has dark chocolate malts, roasted malt brings out hints of coffee and the beer was aged on vanilla beans so therefore there's a define creaminess on the nose to bring it all together. Dark chocolate bitterness on the palate, creamy vanilla beans with a hint of acidic coffee notes from the dark malts because I'm pretty sure there's no coffee in this brew. No signs of oxidation bottled on 12/10/13, I'm okay with that it's a bottle I bought in Pittsburgh, yet MBC is not distributed here yet! The nose is magnificent the flavor is sufficient and it's a damn solid beer creamy smooth natural carbonation the palate goes down way too easily. Overall a very stand up solid beer that I will continue to enjoy when I have the opportunity to try it.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 23:47:33 | More by WVbeergeek
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hops202

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into Stone Snifter.

After pour has a nice thick head and good initial smell. Vanilla is certainly present but not overpowering. I get some good roasted malt with coffee as well. Taste has some chocolate, light coffee, toastyness and only a slight amount of vanilla. Went down smooth but just wasn't as impressed as I expected to be from Maine. I'll be sure to drink a Lunch next time instead.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 00:03:31 | More by hops202
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 12/10/13. Washed a nonic pint for it.

A little too much initial 'glug-glug' yielded a massive four-finger head of dry tan foam with a rocky surface. The color of the beer is a rich malt extract shade of brown-black. Craggy lacing suits me well. Looks awesome.

Vanilla bean in the nose is in the forefront with classic American stout aromas of hearty roast, coffee, stale piney hops, and some grittiness. Smells rich and malt-forward. Not your typical earthiness. Leftover hops have some character.

Rich and roasty with a tangy hop profile and a good dose of vanilla. Faint coffee bitterness and flavor with a touch of sweetness. The dryness behind this stout really makes it that much more palatable. Quality roasted malts and floral hops with a glimpse of pine. Awesome mouthfeel with a velvety body and an elegant carbonation level. Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

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Texas

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Pennsylvania

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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Deep dark brown, chocolate milk head.

S - Oats, vanilla, chocolate.

T - Oats, vanilla, chocolate, dryness.

M - Smooth, velvety.

O - Solid offering, reasonably priced, would recommend, but I have to say, leaves you wanting. Could use more vanilla, more coffee notes.

Serving type: bottle

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Connecticut

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Indiana

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Pennsylvania

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,558 ratings.