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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,615 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,615
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 81
Gots: 211 | 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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California

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%

at the philly local 44, beer store section, bottle into a glass

a: bottle decanted into a provided stubby beer glass, deep french roast brown in color - approaching black, with a thin tan head, some light lacing

s: the aroma mixes a dominant dark roasted barley profile with tones of dusty cocoa and a light vanilla bean essence, smells nice

m: carbonated to a moderate level, with the body somewhere on the thin side of medium

t: a little thinner on the palate than expected, but still carrying good flavor - dark roast sits upfront with a bit of dusty dark cocoa, vanilla bean in mild strength, mild hop presence

o: a very enjoyable stout, the vanilla bean is a nice compliment, not a bruiser or anything just well crafted, highly drinkable

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours a black as you can get it with a nice mocha head.

Aroma is of split vanilla bean, bakers chocolate and hints of sweet coffee.

Initial taste is tangy and bitter. Where is this tang coming from? Smooths out later with bitter cocoa and semi-sweet coffee. Trace of vanilla extract.

On the thinner side, sticky lips, and bitter lingering.

Is this a stout or a black hop IPA? Couldn't finish in one seating so I put in the fridge overnight. Finding the tanginess went away. This kind of stout had me at one time saying "I could take 'em or leave 'em". Bottom line for me is this is not sweet or creamy-should it be?!? Basically bitter coffee and bakers chocolate with vanilla extract. Every stout has it's place.

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California

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New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -11.9%

Poured into a goblet. Born on date 8/26/12. Color was a very dark dark opaque brown, with a nice 1 finger creamy light brown head. Head thinned out fairly fast, but left a thin layer with plenty of lacing. Aroma was very slightly sweet. Subtle chocolate notes, but very faint, with a bit of brunt vanilla. Flavor started off sweet, than developed a bit of tang, with some earthiness that hung around in the mouth. Mellowed out a bit over time which made it more enjoyable. Felt ok in the mouth. Definitely hung around for a while, coated nicely, but left a slightly strange feel at the back of the throat. Definitely showed potential, but perhaps needs a bit more time to mellow out.

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New York

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,615 ratings.