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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,764 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,764
Reviews: 358
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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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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hermit990, Dec 10, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into an unbranded stemmed English-style ale glass

Pours a very dark brown, almost black, capped by a light beige one finger head. Average retention, a bit of lacing present. Robust roastiness, espresso and, accents of vanilla cream; slightly reminiscent of a vanilla latte. Bakers chocolate upfront and hints of cream; vanilla beans join in with continued dark chocolate notes. Finishes with big, bold roasted malt, espresso notes, and ample hops smoothed out by returning vanilla notes. Moderately carbonated, heavier side of medium bodied; bordering on full bodied. Smooth, velvety on the palate; exceptional. Overall, this brew was much more bold and robust than expected. A nice enjoyable surprise.

chanokokoro, Dec 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted and reviewed on 11/10/11

Pretty much black in color. Lively, but thick, well-retained mocha tan color cap with a "whipped" appearance.

Chocolate aroma and yes, vanilla, earthy-musty hops, creamy, rollo's with a dry hop tingle.

Full, smooth, clean and exciting mouth feel.

A crisp, jazzy, up-beat side to an aged stout! roastie nuts, mild chocolate, vanilla and cream, maybe a hint of peanut butter and rum in the finish. Dry, earthy hops provide a nice balance. Complexity is good, but the flavor's could meld more, lay this one down for 3 mounths and we might just have a true epic.

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4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at High Dive in Park Slope. It poured a heavy black with some red tones around the edges. The tan head was rather large that reminded me of an ice cream float.

The smell is typical of an American stout plus the huge vanilla fragrance. I guess that's from their aging process. Roasted coffee and chocolate also linger.

The taste has loads of bitter chocolate, subtle coffee, cocoa, and of course, the vanilla. There was also something nutty present.

This is an ordinary stout that is gets taken to the next level by the vanilla beans. Very drinkable with medium mouthfeel and a very nice coffee like finish.

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,764 ratings.