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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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89
very good

1,765 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,765
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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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pt .9 fl. oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 11/13. Consumed on 11/28.

A - Brown approaching black in color. On the first pour, as I typically do, I gave it a less gentle pour to see the head, and it yielded 3+ fingers of head. Second pour, I gave it a very gentle pour and still got a full finger of head. Head is a light tan dense foam. Head dissipated some, but never got less than a 1/2 finger. Maintained its shape as the liquid moved. Reminded me of the "head" on a root beer float. Left heavy lacing on sides of glass.

S - Rather fragrant. Roasted malts and vanilla.

T - Very interesting. Vanilla does not stand out until beer is almost room temperature. Get a tartness than combined with the carbonation feels and tastes much like a cola. Also some cocoa powder with a bitter roasted coffee finish. When warm though, the vanilla really comes out.

M - Moderate to high carbonation with a medium body.

O - A solid option. Very different than most stouts I have tried. Give it a try.

Duane_Opfer, Nov 28, 2013
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.

Poured a deep brown hue with a two finger frothy tan head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured clean roasted malts and a touch of lactose.

The taste was likewise roasty with a bit of milk sugar, some vanilla and a charcoal finish.

The mouthfeel was toward the drier side of the style.

Overall a very tasty American stout.

plaid75, Nov 27, 2013
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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,765 ratings.