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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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1,665 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,665
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 83
Gots: 220 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Denzo, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

TheHurtMerchant, Oct 31, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%

Bottle from maine with date of October 11th. Pours a nice jet black with light brown head. Smells of toffee, vanilla, cocoa. Taste has faint vanilla with a brown sugar bittersweet flavor and a complex profile of smooth rosary malt. Mouthfeel great with a silky and creaminess but not too sticky.
Overall solid and goes down really smooth with nice complexity and flavor profile. Curious how it would be for a year in bourbon barrels

alaimoa, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

jarrgal, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

dsm45, Oct 28, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -12.9%

A - Not a bad looking beer. Very similar to MBC's King Titus porter, but with a slightly darker khaki head and a shade darker body - black with a thin halo of muddy brown highlights. Ok retention and lace.

S - Stale oreo cookies. The staleness is more about a dryness than anything unpleasant. Fairly one dimensional.

T - Not bad. Soft milk chocolate with a medium roast coffee center. Touch of burnt toast and cream on the backend.

M - Light frame for the style, and it looses a little something on the backend.

O - I'd say that King Titus, as a porter, is a better stout than Mean Old Tom is, as a stout.

vfgccp, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

gwiedman1, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Msudukie, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

FUwolfpacker, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Xandrose, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

AnitaBrewski, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

TheRealPour, Oct 24, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev -6.6%

Poured from a bottle into my Maine Beer Co. glass.

This beer pours with very little head and is pitch black, there is no color sneaking through the glass edges on this one.

I'm getting some serious vanilla mixed in with dark chocolate nibs in the smell, it is a VERY dark and roasty nose.

The taste is much more balanced than I would have expected from the nose. The beer is a little bit sweet up front with lots of dark chocolate notes. The aftertaste is where the vanilla really shines through. The beer lingers on the palate for a LONG time and this flavor is slightly burnt.

Overall a nice stout. I'm not a huge stout fan, so I'm perhaps not the best judge. This is a good representation of the style, but it is not something I would purchase again.

Bowdoinbeerboy, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

morrowd3, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ipc2000, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

anticipation23, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

sclitch, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

h4ger, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Teddy-Pickles, Oct 18, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%

Bottle. Pours dark brown with long lasting, foamy beige head. Aroma is of toasted malt, sunflower seeds, vanilla, chocolate and dark fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of toasted malt, burnt grain, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and hints of dark fruit. Long finish is bittersweet. Delicious stout.

mikeg67, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

damienblack, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

RIKIM, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

sunofneurot, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

alex_hart, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

imperialking, Oct 09, 2013
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,665 ratings.