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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,723 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,723
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 92
Gots: 230 | FT: 13
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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3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown to black body with a thin mocha colored lacing.

S: Roasted grains dominate. There are hints of chocolate, vanilla, toffee, and coffee. The smell is mild and not very potent. There is an almost lager character to it.

T: A sessonable dark beer (if that's possible). There flavors are very mild and are smoke and roasted grains in the front. Vanilla in the middle and a bready finish. A good beer.

M: Very thin body with excellent carbonation.

O: This is not one of my favorite stouts but is a good change of pace. It is definitely on the lighter side of dark beers.

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2.65/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep brown color with a healthy mocha head that dissipates rather quickly. Very strong nose of coffee and cream, bitter cocoa.

Definitely a bit thinner then expected but then again all maine brews have super thin light bodies. What makes this different is that usually maine brews use this thin to body to carry delicious hops to the back of the tongue. Unfortunately this approach to beer doesn't work great for the stout style as their is almost no body. I know some oats are used to try and increase body but if anything it added a bit of syrupyness. Nice sweet creaminess up front, almost woody on the mid-palate, a little chocolaty with some coffee flavor throughout. A nice bitterness on the back end that overwhelms more than it balances. I like it but it would definitely turn some off expecting a sweeter stout.

Compared to Maine's hoppy offerrings this one falls flat in both body and taste. A thinner stout if you could call it that with some good flavors and a touch of alcohol heat.

jtierney89, Nov 11, 2013
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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,723 ratings.