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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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1,759 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,759
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 92
Gots: 231 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Ian_Hammons, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

HopChef44, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of mattbk
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Black, nice creamy head with good retention, poured a bit thin.
S - Roast, chocolate, seems like it will drink fairly dry and possibly bitter with less sweetness. Not much vanilla. A nice aroma though.
T - Tastes of roasted barley, is slightly acrid roast, a little lactose at the end (not sure if it's in this beer, but I feel like I taste it), very slight vanilla warming. This is a slightly dry stout, and actually drinks sort of like a less sweet milk stout. I wouldn't say this is a very rich stout, but it's not bad either. May be a bit bitter and features a decent earthy hop punch. The hop bitterness and flavor may detract slightly from the malt bill. It is a good beer, not great though. I like stouts a bit richer than this.
M - Medium bodied, would like this a bit fuller. Medium-low carbonation.
O - Not bad, definitely not great, if you really like dry stouts you may like this a bit more. I also am not a huge fan of hoppy stouts, and this is leaning in that direction. Vanilla aroma and flavor is fairly absent from this beer.

mattbk, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

blkcld, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

bobv, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Onenote81
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jzeilinger for this bottle awhile back! Cheers, Jeff!

Poured into a snifter. Deep black. Thick mocha-head on top. Sweet aroma - mocha coffee, vanilla cream, roasted malt. Nothing extraordinary, but still smells inviting. Smooth texture, velvety feel. A little light on the carbonation though.

Sweet vanilla kiss right off. Melds into a warm chocolate flavor with a bit of char on the back end. A touch of alcohol noted, but it is incorporated well into the beer, adding a nice touch of heat to it. This was a really good beer. Glad I added it to my wants. Thanks again, Jeff.

Onenote81, Jul 04, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a fantastic stout, im sure there will be a barrel version of this some day right? wow. it pours a midnight black color with creamy frothy thick off white head with fantastic retention. the nose is a big stout to me, the vanilla doesn't add much aromatically, somewhat surprisingly. big bitter barley malt and a hint of cocoa is all. the flavor is true to style, rich and creamy, not sweet at all, more bitter than anything, and the vanilla is also subtle, but natural. its less vanilla intensive than some others, which is just fine by me, it lets the malts really shine. big sturdy mouthfeel, soft and dry, full body, enough bubbles. this is one of the better beers in the genre ive encountered for some time. a really nice beer, like they all are, from maine beer company.

StonedTrippin, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of jd18
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Initially I was wowed by the bold heavy taste with a nice light vanilla layer. A few sips in and I wish the carbonation was less. It has a decent mouthfeel outside of the fizzy carbonation I keep getting and it's a bit thin to me. There was a thin tan head ontop of a black as night body. I poured into a snifter slightly below cellar temp. As it warms the carbonation fades to a more pleasant level but still to present for me.What I like most is the bitterness of this stout and how nicely it balances against the sweet vanilla flavors.

A well balanced stout that could be a great one with less carbonation and more body. Definitely worth a buy or a try.

jd18, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

DNICE555, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

frankthetank86, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

kiki3drt292, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

jmmy3, Jun 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Fetching, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

swinyeju, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

RollBounce, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

DrinkingDrake, Jun 28, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap at House of 1000 Beers

A - Pours a rich black brown, big two finger tan head, mild lacing.
S - Great vanilla scent, some well balanced roasted malts, baking chocolates, a light note of earthy hops.
T - The vanilla flavor in this is good, its not overbearing either, the malt is balanced, not too sweet or smokey/roasted. There is a mild hop profile underneath, sometimes hard to get to though.
M - Creamy and smooth, but the mild ABV doesnt make this sticky or too heavy at all. Love that.
O - A really good Stout that I could enjoy more than one in a setting. The vanilla isnt as potent as they make it out to be in flavor, but its a nice touch. I'd say its similar to Dominion's Oak Barrel Stout.

Omnium, Jun 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

1424IpA, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

tom10101, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

juicebox, Jun 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

uscbrasco, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

egrace84, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Ajlvt, Jun 23, 2013
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,759 ratings.