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Mean Old Tom | Maine Beer Company

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3.99/5
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2,413 Ratings
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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 dciBA on 03-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,911
Reviews:
470
Ratings:
2,413
pDev:
9.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
147
Gots:
501
Trade:
14
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of Coltron23
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wroywel
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gsquared12
4.61/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndrewCataldo23
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmhannon
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RionMyers
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chossboss
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akopczyk
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap, Nitro. Deep black color with nice tan head. Sweet vanilla in nose. Vanilla and dark chocolate, burnt coffee finish. Very smooth and velvety feel and very drinkable. Very enjoyable stout.

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

Photo of EMH73
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark brown, almost black with a quarter inch dark tan head that settled quickly to a cap and left little lacing. Smells of roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and a slight burnt quality. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, roasted malts, hint of tobacco, char and vanilla. A lot less vanilla than I expected seeing as it is "aged on natural vanilla beans." Light bodied, minimal carbonation, smooth mouth feel although it is on the watery side.

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Photo of Pbarg
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good, not great.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle
Bottled: Apr-11-2017


Pours pitch black with a billowing three+ fingers of thick mocha head. The aroma is all a mix of sweet malts and vanilla with a little bit of roast bitterness in between. It tastes less thick and sweet than it smells with baker's chocolate, coffee, wood, faint woodsy hops and some roast astringency/bitterness.
It has very active carbonation, a lighter body that I was expecting based on the look/smell and is a little thinner than I'd like. However here it is so drinkable for as much flavor as there is that I don't mind any perceived 'thinness'. Nice dry finish, drinkable and the vanilla adds a little oomph in the aroma department. An extremely solid dry stout.
Loved it. I'd have it again.
A (4.25) S (4.25) T (4) M (4) O (4.25)

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Photo of pajeff
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of stephens101
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coal black with an aroma of dark chocolate and candied sugar. Goes down dry with notes of black grape, dark chocolate, pine and faint vanilla. Medium in body and smooth.

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4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Description: Dark brown/black with a coffee colored head - pretty much standard stout appearance. Smell is mostly coffee and roasty but the vanilla is a little tough to find. Maybe just a touch of it. The taste follows the smell in that it's mostly coffee with vanilla well in the background. You can taste some sweetness but I might not recognize it as vanilla if I didn't read the label. Mouthfeel is like the look in that it's pretty porter-esque: thinner and more carbonated than a stout.

Suggested food pairing: Tacos al pastor

If you like this beer then you should also try: Founders Porter

Overall: 4 (This beer is good and I may or may not drink it again) This was a textbook porter for me but not much more. If it had more vanilla notes and some more complexity I would have rated it more highly. Alas, it did not. So, this falls into the 'good not great' category.

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4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tarheelfan
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2,413 ratings
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