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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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1,804 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,804
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 94
Gots: 236 | 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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Bottle dated 7/2/13 poured on 12/27/13. Shared with Dad. Says drink within 90 days but whatever. Dark brown to black pour with a light brown creamy half finger head. Aroma of huge roast and light vanilla, some smoke, semisweet chocolate. Flavor follows the smell with big roast and semisweet chocolate, light vanilla, and lingering bitter roast lingers. Medium carbonation and light medium body. This comes off as a porter rather than a stout and with that expectation is very nice. Recommended for lighter stout fare for sure.

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Black pour with a light head. It looks like a stout because it is a stout.

This beer smells like genuine vanilla...not extract. It doesn't smell like a milkshake, just...real.

The vanilla flavor is there, but it's almost like it's hiding in the shadows. Overall the flavor is a little boring. Not bad. Not even not good. Just not quite the expression I would have expected from Maine Beer Company.

Wait, I take that back. I compared their King Titus porter to a perfect family sedan.

On the flipside, it's very well balanced. This is a good beer, but my palate needs something a little more exciting.

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,804 ratings.