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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,804
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 94
Gots: 237 | 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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4.71/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

From the 650 ml. bottle dated 12/10/13. Sampled on December 21, 20-13 so this bottle is pretty fresh.

The pour is a deep dark black color with no brown or glistening reddish hues in sight. It really is black with a long lasting and soft feeling tan head.

The aroma is delightful with its full dark malt, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and vague fruit character. The hops are downplayed.

A highly creamy and smooth body that falls into the medium to bold range.

The taste is much like the aroma with less emphasis on the vanilla beans and more so on the baked dark chocolate. The slightest touch of dry bitterness on the backside. Very nice beer.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I've had this on tap and it was much, much better. Vegetal flavors coming through the palate and dominating pretty soundly over the light vanilla characteristic I've known before on this brew. What happened here? Minus points for really only the flavor, but I'm probably sensitive and it's still a good stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jhartley
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1 pint 9 oz. bottle into a poco grande glass. Bottled on November 5, 2013.

A: Pours a deep dark brown to black body with a dark beige head. Plenty of lacing left in the glass. Tons of tiny bubbles constantly stream up along the edges of the glass to the top.

S: Dark roast coffee and malts, bakers chocolate and of course vanilla.

T/M: Roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla on the finish. Body is not heavy and is very easy to drink with a nice amount of carbonation. A little musty hops which pairs nicely with the vanilla, cocoa sweetness. The flaked oats give the body a nice creaminess.

O: Enjoyable stout that isn't heavy at all and is super easy to drink. A nice low abv at 6.5% makes this a nice stout to drink and won't set you on your ass. Each sip makes you want to keep going back for more and more. For sure I will be buying more of this in the future.

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,804 ratings.