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Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
American Stout
Ranked #137
Ranked #13,683
3.95 | pDev: 10.38%
Saturday at 03:15 PM
Aug 22, 2018
Very Good
Notes: As the leaves begin to change and cooler nights prevail, we celebrate the turn of the season with our autumnal offering. Fall, developed from our Pilot Beer program, is a stout made with cold brew coffee selected and brewed with our friends from Coffee By Design.
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500mL bottle stamped 009 27SEP22 poured into a becher glass at fridge temp 5.6% ABV. The beer pours opaque dark brown with light brown head. The head recedes to a thin, uneven cap and leaves lots of little lacing spots on the glass. The aroma is mild with light roast coffee and roasted malt. The taste is bittersweet, lightly roasted coffee with roasted malt notes and mild, earthy hop notes following. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, excellent. Very seamless blend of cold brewed coffee and stout flavors. Delicious.
Saturday at 03:15 PM
Rated: 4.19 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Friday at 11:40 PM
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours rather thin for a stout, but still dark. Head was light brown, tan very much like crema from a latte. Nose is pure coffee, but not overwhelming. Taste was just like a cold brewed coffee.
In my opinion this should be labeled a porter not a stout.
Nov 20, 2022
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Reviewed by DarkLordScott from Wisconsin

3.29/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours saddle brown with a nice sculpted, foamy head three fingers deep with lots of bubbles. Carbonation is healthy. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Taste is thin. The ABV is quite low for a coffee stout these days at only 5.6%. The coffee is up front and quite noticeable. If there was a coffee beer that was like a lawnmower beer, this is it.
Nov 20, 2022
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16.9oz bottle, tulip, bottled 9/27/22.

Dark brown beer with few red highlights. The head is thick and tan.

Rich, mocha, slight metallic, black pepper, wet coffee grounds.

Medium roast cold brew with nutty, floral, and cream notes. It has a medium amount of malt sweetness and flavors like toffee, cocoa, and pecans. The flavors are very autumnal and complimentary between the coffee and the malt.

The body is on the lighter side, but with the ABV and coffee it’s what you might expect. Despite the lightness, it is creamy and doesn’t detract from the impression of richness.

The coffee isn’t dominant; it plays well with all the other parts of the beer. This is a nice beer for cold weather.
Nov 19, 2022
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

Nov 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I was excited to find this one offering from MBC in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and expectations were high.
Poured “stout black” with a tall light brown head that remains for most of the drink and left regular lacing.
Aroma was a bit bitter, coffee grounds like, with a little malt sweetness.
The flavor threw me, it was coffee forward with cocoa and toast and some almost grassy taste. Not sure why I was expecting more, but once I reviewed the label and saw the abv it made more sense. For a sub 6% stout, it’s really quite flavorful.
The feel was a letdown of sorts, again, the abv may explain it but it is really thin. Cold brew coffee thin.
OA, glad to have tried it but it’s not going to be one that makes them more well known I think.
Nov 12, 2022
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: murky black brown mixture with a 1 finger dark tan head

S: roasted malts. Green coffee, toffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Some woody notes and more chocolate

T: roasted malts and coffee beans up front. Milk chocolate and cocoa powder. Earthy coffee note and some caramel and wood. A touch of cola and some brown sugar to close

M: medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Just a touch of Stickiness

O: really nice beer. Good roast and coffee notes. Easy to drink with nice complexity for the abv
Nov 05, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by CreightonSM from New York

Nov 05, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Cold and fresh tall bottle poured into a pint glass with little fanfare.
From Maine Beer Co., expectation is high, given the quality of their catalog. Sadly, this one falls short across the board.
Cold brew coffee, spent coffee grounds, burnt roast grain dominates the senses.
It’s really thin for a ‘Stout’.
There’s a hop note if it’s searched out.
Right to Overall - the dimensions of this brew are off - for my taste.
Oct 31, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by JamesLeung from Florida

Oct 27, 2022
Rated: 3.15 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Oct 24, 2022
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
1 pint .9 fl oz. bottle, bottled SEP 27, 2022. Super excited to finally try this beer from Maine Beer Company, expectations are high considering this brewery and their reputation for excellent quality beers.

Poured to a Duvel tulip snifter.
Pours a smooth chocolatey body, big finger's worth of chocolate-tan frothiness, nearing two fingers with decent retention. Body is a deep opaque brown-black, I'll call it opaque since I cannot see any light. Leaves some sticky creamy lacing, looks excellent.
Complex & layered smelling: I'm met with an herbal hop bit up front, followed by waves of roasted malt, char, chocolate, vanilla, & subtle coffee bean roast. Roast is not nearly as prevalent as I'd have thought, and instead, the herbal hop character seems more dominant. Chalky & bitter smelling.
Wonderfully flavorful & balanced. Initial herbal hops, swallowed up by big bitter chocolate malts & coffee bean roast. Hugely flavorful dark roast coffee beans smother the palate on the finish. Waves of hops, chocolate, malt, vanilla, cream, with huge coffee bean roast permeating the finish line. Excellent balance.
Body is extremely smooth & creamy. Medium-light, tons of flavor, hard to believe this is only 5.60% abv. Perfect carb. Everything becomes accentuated as the beer warms. Overall, an excellent coffee stout from Maine Beer Company, have been continually impressed with this brewery.

Maine Beer Company Fall -----4/5.
Oct 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Beautiful stout: great head production, and fantastic retention and lacing.

Well-balanced aroma, with modest char, coffee, red grape, toast, bitter chocolate, and prune.

Relatively thin-bodied, not surprising for a stout that clocks in under 6% ABV. Quite bitter up front. Fairly short finish.

Smooth, balanced profile, but on the thin side in a way that matches the mouthfeel. Tasting notes of coffee, orange, blueberry, toast, very light char, raisin, cola, dark grainy bread.

This is a tasty and very well balanced brew, but it really lacks any punch, owing no doubt in part to the low ABV.
Oct 20, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by budsNpils from Texas

Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Oct 09, 2022
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Brewers Notes: As the leaves begin to change and cooler nights prevail, we celebrate the turn of the season with our autumnal offering. Fall, developed from our Pilot Beer program, is a stout made with cold brew coffee selected and brewed with our friends from Coffee By Design.

Dark Cola brown liquid , two finger taupe foam cap , good retention, settles to a pencil thick layer , spotty lacings

Aroma is coffee

Taste is coffee, roast malts

Light mouthfeel, low sudsing

Good beer
Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by acurtis from New Jersey

Sep 25, 2022
Rated: 3.71 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by cold_beer

May 20, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Mar 27, 2022
Rated: 3.86 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Feb 23, 2022
Rated: 3.58 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 28, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Jan 10, 2022
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Three-finger, tight-bubbled, beige head. Oddly, there's only a few spots and streaks left behind for lace. The liquid is deep, dark brown where light barely passes along the edge.

Relatively sweet, chocolate-like aroma. A touch of chalk. Light alcohol to the nose. Very little coffee or burnt malt smell.

As a straight-up dry stout, this is an excellent example. There is nearly no coffee, which might disappoint any person expecting this flavor advertised on the bottle. The body is thinner like the Irish versions with a higher carbonation. In short, this is not a rich beer. Nevertheless, this is a smooth beer. The flavor, perhaps, is closer to a porter with more (semisweet) chocolate than black patent malt. Overall, a very easy to drink beer.
Jan 09, 2022
Rated: 3.7 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Dec 19, 2021
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Rated by fountainofyouth from District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Smell has too much hops, too little coffee. Bit of coffee in flavor, not a lot.
Dec 06, 2021
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Rated by Wesmaze from New York

4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It was good but not strong enough for my liking.
Dec 06, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by Meddwol from Michigan

Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16oz bottle
date stamped 14SEP21
L: cola-like colored stout with a tall & persistent khaki head
S: cold brew coffee, roasted barley, chocolate, caramelized grain, bread crust
T: roasted barley, coffee, caramel, baker’s chocolate, toasted grain, bread crust, and earthy hops all meld exceptionally well on the palate
F: medium body, ample carbonation, semi-dry finish with modest bitterness
O: delicious & well balanced stout with cold brew coffee
Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11/20/21 Marilyn's on Main in Morgantown. On tap.
Black as midnight, this one. Couldn't get much on the nose, but great flavor. Light and creamy in the mouth. Coconut, baking chocolate, slight sweetness. Very nice, well- rounded coffee porter, just not getting the coffee flavor. Where's the coffee?
Nov 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
500ml brown glass bottle with pry-off crown cap nabbed at an H-E-B grocer in Austin, TX for $7.37 USD plus tax.

"Coffee stout." 5.6% ABV. Bottled 12Sep21. Brewed with cold brew.

Served cold into a shaker pint (all I had available).

APPEARANCE: Half head, half body. Body is an opaque black. Head is a robust tan, moderately creamy and thick. Head retention is quite good - ~8 minutes or so.

Looks right for the intended style.

AROMA: Coffee is prominent, rife with roast and silky nitrogenated cold brew vibes but unpromising of any concomitant bitterness. Not earthy or rough around the edges...seems coffee-forward but clean drinking.

Some dark malt sweetness and chocolate malt does find its way in, but the coffee is what sings aromatically speaking.

TASTE / TEXTURE: Cold brew melds neatly into a tapestry of dark malt sweetness, specialty chocolate malt, subtle roast, and faint malted milk balls.

Silky smooth and wet throughout, evoking nitrodraught cold brew coffee.

There's no concomitant bitterness accompanying the coffee, but the coffee flavour is a bit shallow and simple in comparison that found in a beer like Founders Breakfast Stout.

OVERALL: An easy drinking coffee stout if a bit of a no-frills expression of the style. Ticks the right boxes without making an attempt to head into the style's stratosphere. This'd be a repeat buy for me if sold in 4x12 oz format for ~$10-14, but ~$8/500ml is rather steep especially given the obvious superiority of FBS.

Low B / GOOD
Nov 20, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

Nov 18, 2021
Rated: 3.87 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Nov 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
500 mL bottle. Black and a little murky. Smells of roasted malt, coffee, light grapefruit hops. Tastes of coffee and roasted malt in equal proportion. Coffee is pleasantly roasty with the slightest hint of acidity. Roasted malt and a tinge of sweetness. Grapefruit hops in the finish.. Medium light. First bottle I had was perfect with zero coffee acidity. This one has a tinge. But it's otherwise perfect.
Nov 02, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Nov 01, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Oct 31, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Oct 31, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Oct 29, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by Burt from Rhode Island

Oct 27, 2021
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