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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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89
very good

1,772 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,772
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 92
Gots: 233 | 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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Ratings: 1,772 | Reviews: 359 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

shredder83, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

tsauce2, Dec 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

mmulebarn, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

larbush, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

scottwurst, Dec 19, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I've had this on tap and it was much, much better. Vegetal flavors coming through the palate and dominating pretty soundly over the light vanilla characteristic I've known before on this brew. What happened here? Minus points for really only the flavor, but I'm probably sensitive and it's still a good stout.

momobono, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

dedbeer, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of jhartley
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1 pint 9 oz. bottle into a poco grande glass. Bottled on November 5, 2013.

A: Pours a deep dark brown to black body with a dark beige head. Plenty of lacing left in the glass. Tons of tiny bubbles constantly stream up along the edges of the glass to the top.

S: Dark roast coffee and malts, bakers chocolate and of course vanilla.

T/M: Roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla on the finish. Body is not heavy and is very easy to drink with a nice amount of carbonation. A little musty hops which pairs nicely with the vanilla, cocoa sweetness. The flaked oats give the body a nice creaminess.

O: Enjoyable stout that isn't heavy at all and is super easy to drink. A nice low abv at 6.5% makes this a nice stout to drink and won't set you on your ass. Each sip makes you want to keep going back for more and more. For sure I will be buying more of this in the future.

jhartley, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

HungProcess, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Evarigan, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

mkennedy119, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

JGLittle, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Dec 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

DTown, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

brianmandell, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

shigg85, Dec 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

jlivings757, Dec 13, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this - it's a medium-bodied stout with a lasting roast flavor. Very well balanced, not too high in alcohol, just a very solid beer. Some might say it's expensive for what it is - I believe I paid around $7 for the 16.9 oz bottle, but I justify that by comparing its price to what I might pay at a bar, though anything is more reasonable that way. In any case, this is one of the more well-balanced stouts that I've had recently.

pvo, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

ethanmc12, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

BillRoth, Dec 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Jordy777, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

hermit990, Dec 10, 2013
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,772 ratings.