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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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1,908 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,908
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 103
Gots: 285 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dciBA on 03-03-2010

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.
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3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured out nearly black with no transparency whatsoever. It looked almost as if it was creamy and milky. Four fingers of brown head with good retention and mass amounts of lacing.

S: Roasted malts and cocoa powder. Still waiting to find the vanilla… Ah, as it warms the vanilla comes out to play.

T: Catching all of what is in the nose. Taste is a little sour. Vanilla is present after the beer goes down. Not overwhelming at all. Also getting some earthy tones on the finish.

M: Medium body and creamy. Carbonation is medium-light.

O: Eh. An average stout with not enough of the special ingredient that is supposed to make it stand out from the rest. I feel like an imperial, oak aged, vanilla stout would've been a winning ticket. This just doesn't have enough gusto for me.

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3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


This pours a beautiful silky black with a half finger of chocolate head.


Smells of cacao, roasted grain, vanilla, and a touch of maduro tobacco wrapper.


Taste is delightful.  Smooth and sweet, with the roasted malts and slight astringency from the deeply roasted specialty grains playing a great balance. The back end finishes with just a hint of natural vanilla bean.


Mouthfeel is solid.  Spot on carbonation for the style.


Overall, I’d drink this over and over.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,908 ratings.