Mean Old Tom | Maine Beer Company

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3.99/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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.

Added by jakeaustin on 03-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,346
Reviews:
477
Ratings:
2,451
pDev:
9.02%
 
 
Wants:
149
Gots:
515
Trade:
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Photo of Velivolus
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 10/30/18 into pint glass. Pours a nice opaque dark brown with a persistent tan head. Initial impression is mostly coffe, although chocolate is also evident and there is a hint of vanilla. Smooth and silky, just perfect carbonation, and a slightly bitter finish. Having sampled a couple of the more hyped BBA stouts in the last couple of days, Mean Old Tom is, frankly, a welcome return to sanity. Very drinkable, very enjoyable. Probably my favorite from MBC thus far.

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Photo of dafla67
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.73/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jpkand
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful looking black body with a dense brown head. I am extremely here for stout season!

The nose is subtle, but nice chocolate, faint coffee, and a little sweetness comes through. Going back as it warms I am picking up some of the vanillafor sure

The beer is smooth upfront with nothing overpowering, but a nice blend of smooth cold brew coffee, an oaky character, and faint chocolate, especially when you get a good smell as you drink. It closes with a hoppy bitterness that reminds me of being back in the PNW. I do not mind this and it makes me nostalgic, so I might overrate. Never got the vanilla on the palate.

The body is medium full, with light carbonation that doesn't distract (this beer is less than two weeks old)

I think this is a great stout. I would like to keep one of these in my cupboard at all times through the winter. A nice change from all the bourbon-infused stouts I could avoid last year.

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4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sdm9465
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dzni
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark and opaque , foamy brown head.
Chocolate, coffee, vanilla on the nose.
Roasty flavors - coffee, chocolate, oak. Not as much vanilla as I was expecting, but it's there.
Medium body, moderate carbonation.
Nicely done stout, especially as it warm. Appreciate this dry stout with a fair amount of bitterness to balance the chocolate/coffee flavors

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4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of turbasco
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deup
4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd34
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Djoneil
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught 12oz snifter at Wet City in Baltimore.

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3.23/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Just ok. Probably my least favorite beer from them.

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Photo of hophugger
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrc1093
3.24/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brianh427
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.16/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of TheChairman
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I drank a bottle last night. I had bought it a few weeks before, so unless the store had it on the shelf for a long time (unusual for Maine Beer), it was reasonably fresh. I thought it was just "OK" for a stout offering. It looked nice and had the smooth stout feel that I like, but the smell and taste just didn't excite me. I got much more of a coffee flavor than I expected (though it didn't compare to a gem like the Founders' Breakfast Stout or Tree House Single Shot) and very little vanilla bean. Most stouts grow on me while going through the bottle, but this one didn't.

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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mrthetank
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2,451 ratings