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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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89
very good

1,545 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,545
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 80
Gots: 200 | FT: 8
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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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-05-2014 22:14:44 | More by headyhardy
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jjboesen

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a bottle conditioned vanilla bean stout that opens with extenive frothing; it settles into chunky lacing atop a dark ruby body. There is a subtle nose of cocoa nibs that supplements a pleasant hop-malt blend - no hint of vanilla bean, however.

The mouthfeel is rather light with a tad chalky bite that makes for a rather dry finish. A nice quaff from a great Maine brewer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 21:59:10 | More by jjboesen
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-04-2014 04:49:45 | More by jakea
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CowsandBeer

Kansas

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 03/11/14. Bottle poured into a Blind Tiger Brewery snifter.
A:Pours a finger of khaki head. Black body with lots carbonation bubbles.
S: Bitter hops,lots do roasted malts, licorice, dark roasted coffee beans, cream, milk chocolate, and vanilla.
T: Roasted black malts, black licorice, green hops, coffee beans, and a bit of creamy vanilla at the end. Lingering taste of burnt toast.
M: Thin but smooth. Low carb.
O: An enjoyable hop forward stout with strong notes of coffee with some nice vanilla creamyness. Body is thinner than expected but it is quite easy to drink. Recommend if you like hoppy/roasty stouts.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 03:19:35 | More by CowsandBeer
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-03-2014 02:17:45 | More by Williaar
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-02-2014 15:30:53 | More by jadler16
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russwilliam

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-01-2014 02:33:33 | More by russwilliam
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_RL_

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-30-2014 04:28:50 | More by _RL_
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Pete27lax

New York

5/5  rDev +26.6%

04-29-2014 04:39:10 | More by Pete27lax
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-27-2014 21:16:49 | More by kkmiller76
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Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

04-27-2014 19:17:07 | More by ToddBeans
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ZCW

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.1%

04-27-2014 18:54:38 | More by ZCW
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Sandbarunner

South Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As far as stouts go this a fairly good one. Not as heavy as some can be. Not as smooth as others.

Not trying to say it is not good. For a low ABV this stout is excellent. For what is has in it, it shines well.

I prefer stouts that are a little more robust and higher ABV. This could be a summer time stout, if you will.

Found them when I was in NJ on business. Wish I could get them in SC. Would be a nice dark beer to drink at sunset in the lowcountry heat.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 06:54:36 | More by Sandbarunner
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.8/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

First Maine Beer Co. that I have tried. Very nice dark stout with a decent foam head. Smells of strong roast with slight hints of vanilla. The taste was more of roasted coffee than chocolate for me and the vanilla is there too. Hop bitterness to boot at the finish. The mouthfeel was where this beer worked for me. Medium bodied, smooth, soft like maybe velvet, clean, and so well-balanced. To conclude: I've rated this low abv stout quite high even though I prefer my stouts super strong in taste, thickness, and alcohol. Overall there was nothing I did not like about this brew and it actually took me by surprise. Very well done Maine Beer Company!

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 01:09:41 | More by dpgoblejr
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-25-2014 12:02:14 | More by Daniellobo
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Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-25-2014 02:42:25 | More by CasanovaCummins
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Connecticut

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Pennsylvania

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,545 ratings.