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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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89
very good

1,561 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,561
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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sirsteve42

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-18-2013 18:24:53 | More by sirsteve42
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ncelauro

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-18-2013 14:45:28 | More by ncelauro
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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-18-2013 04:43:53 | More by bcm75
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Lasering

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-18-2013 01:21:21 | More by Lasering
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Mises85

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

found at whole foods in 16.9 oz bottle format. I am more of an IPA fan and thought that the smell and taste was just going to reek of sugar or some other overbearing sweetness. Boy was I wrong!

Appearance: had in a tulip poured 2 finger head. nice lacing of the glass afterwards.

Smell: chocolate, alcohol, some malt, slight vanilla undertone. I like how the vanilla doesn't overwhelm the rest of the other tasting notes. Some coffee as well (although it strikes me more straight black coffee)

Taste: touch of alcohol, some malt, hops, coffee. Didn't taste much of the vanilla on the palate.

This is a great stout from a great brewery. It leads me to want to seek out more imperial/aged stouts. Will definitely buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 23:05:22 | More by Mises85
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prisdefer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-16-2013 20:55:46 | More by prisdefer
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-16-2013 04:59:28 | More by Apathetiq
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-16-2013 02:39:12 | More by goldenM13
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BA_Berto

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-15-2013 07:40:01 | More by BA_Berto
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Soxfan45

Connecticut

4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow! I loved this beer. I was looking for something different to go with my steak. I grab it off the shelf warm brought it home and poured it into the glass. It poured dark and creamy. The foam stayed thick and creamy for as long as it took me to drink. I smelled just a hint of vanilla with chocolate. Tasted malt, and chocolate at first the more I drank the more vanilla I tasted. I do not know if they barrel age this beer but if they did I would LOVE to try it!! This is the first Maine Brewing Company beer I have tried but it will not be the last.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 01:22:32 | More by Soxfan45
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-13-2013 21:51:52 | More by schnarr84
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

08-12-2013 21:37:12 | More by Carpentiere
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Hopheadhiker

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-12-2013 15:20:37 | More by Hopheadhiker
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smb71481

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-12-2013 02:31:18 | More by smb71481
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-11-2013 22:08:06 | More by Dave_Treat
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PinkyMixology

New York

3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle on sale from a distributor that was trying to make room for something apparently. I like porters and stouts, but I didn't know what to expect by the label.

After chilling it down a bit I was still able to notice the nose right after opening. Knowing that a little vanilla goes a long way, I was pleasantly surprised at the level of subtlety that it maintained itself even after the tail hits the back of your nose.

So many stout combinations (vanilla, chocolate, coffee, rhubarb, whatever) behave like a black & white cookie they'll hit you in the face with one quality first, and then the other one will take over. So it's stout then chocolate, or chocolate then stout. This was not the case with Tom, which seamlessly blended the qualities that made this beer unique. (not to say there wasn't a progression).

Additionally, I drank this on one of the hottest days of the year, in the middle of the day, outside in my back yard out of my favorite tulip glass. Maybe it was because of its thin body (thin for a stout) or maybe because I left it in my fridge for a day, but it was a great stout to have in warm weather.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 19:15:57 | More by PinkyMixology
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parksed24

New York

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours very dark brown with a quick rising caramel head. Pour it carefully, the head takes off! Head goes down to a thin layer quickly but what is left stays with the beer until the end.

S: Nice, roasty, full body on the nose with chocolate and vanilla coming on strong.

T: Lots of bitter chocolate coming through. More alcohol comes through than I expected at this abv. Less vanilla than I was hoping for, it seemed a bit lost. It's not overly sweet like a lot of beer with vanilla can be, which I did enjoy. Aftertaste left me wanting ice cream so I'm going to try this as a float beer (GASP)!

M: Thin for a beer this dark (similar to Atwater Vanilla Java Porter). A little light on the carbonation.

O: This is a solid stout that I would buy again. I don't know if I would classify it as a dessert beer by itself, but the lower sweetness level might make it nice to pair with sweet desserts. The only thing I really wanted was some more of that vanilla to come through on the palette.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 12:16:00 | More by parksed24
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pjs234

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-10-2013 03:27:37 | More by pjs234
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-10-2013 01:41:26 | More by CCutch
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

08-09-2013 18:43:46 | More by ThrashMaster
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Bicyclette

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-09-2013 18:30:11 | More by Bicyclette
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Ecxeeder616

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -74.7%

08-09-2013 13:58:56 | More by Ecxeeder616
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jwgkicks

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-08-2013 00:37:53 | More by jwgkicks
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-07-2013 22:34:50 | More by 2dogbrew
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toddicus13

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-07-2013 02:19:21 | More by toddicus13
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,561 ratings.